POLL ALERT: No. 2 Alabama closes gap with Clemson; Liberty in for 1st time ever, Penn State out for 1st time since 2016.— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) November 1, 2020
Full AP Top 25 poll >> https://t.co/7dTTUiSC1j
More coverage >> https://t.co/2qlqr09CPm pic.twitter.com/ypS7x4tngl
Full AP Top 25 Poll
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
- Oklahoma State
- Coastal Carolina
- Iowa State
- Boise State
Also receiving votes:
Northwestern 106, Louisiana-Lafayette 101, North Carolina 92, Penn State 87, Tulsa 73, Army 57, Kansas State 51, West Virginia 44, Utah 44, Washington 21, Purdue 15, Virginia Tech 11, San Diego State 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, Wake Forest 5, Michigan State 4, California 3
A few notes:
- After an 0-2 start in conference play for Oklahoma, a path to the Big 12 Championship Game is starting to clear. The Texas Longhorns taking down the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater was major, as the Sooners now have the opportunity to control a possible tie-breaker scenario with OSU by winning Bedlam and winning out.
- Speaking of Texas, they're BACK (in the top 25)!
- Having the Kansas State Wildcats lose in Morgantown was also significant in regards to OU's Big 12 title hopes. Unfortunately for KSU, things don't get any easier next week, as Oklahoma State is set to visit Manhattan on Saturday.
- Five undefeated G5 teams are ranked in this week's poll, with Cincinnati at No. 6, Coastal Carolina at 15, Marshall at 16, Boise State at 21 and Liberty at 25. Also, there's BYU at No. 9. As an Independent with a watered down schedule, they're likely going to be treated as such when the initial College Football Playoff rankings are announced later this month. Perhaps this will be the year one of these teams can finally crash the CFP party, but for now, history isn't on their side.
Follow Crimson & Cream Machine on Twitter!