If you’re a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, you’re probably feeling pretty great right now after that heart-stopping comeback for the ages in the 117th edition of the Red River Showdown. Now that the dust has finally settled from another crazy weekend of college football, the latest AP rankings are out, and the voters have moved OU up to No. 4 in this week’s top 25 poll.
POLL ALERT: Georgia a unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Top 25, grabbing regular-season top spot for first time since 1982; Iowa, Cincinnati, Oklahoma and Alabama next; Big Ten has five top-10 teams for first time ever.— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) October 10, 2021
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Full AP Top 25 rankings below:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- Ole Miss
- Notre Dame
- Coastal Carolina
- Wake Forest
- Arizona State
- Texas A&M
- NC State
- San Diego State
News and notes:
- An unranked Texas A&M Aggies squad shocked the nation by taking down the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide in College Station on Saturday night. The upset snapped the reigning champs’ 19-game winning streak and allowed the Georgia Bulldogs to claim the nation’s No. 1 spot.
- The Iowa Hawkeyes rallied at home to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions, solidifying their status as a legitimate contender for the College Football Playoff. On paper, the road for Kirk Ferentz’s team looks clear from here on out with only a test in the Big Ten title game posing a serious challenge.
- After the wildest edition of the Red River Showdown, the Texas Longhorns have fallen to the bottom of the top 25 rankings and are licking their wounds on their way back to Austin. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are next on the schedule, and Mike Gundy’s team is still undefeated and eager to make a statement fresh off a bye week.
- Both the Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn Tigers suffered tough losses (to Ole Miss and UGA, respectively) that severely hurt their chances of winning the SEC’s West Division, even after ‘Bama’s loss to A&M. On the other side, another domino in the Southeastern Conference is set to fall as Georgia prepares to host the still unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats.
- The BYU Cougars’ outside CFP hopes have officially flamed out after suffering an unexpected loss to Boise State. At this point, it looks like the Cincinnati Bearcats hold the non-Power Five’s last remaining hopes of crashing the postseason playoff party.
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