Alabama takes over No. 1 spot in Top 25 poll
Alabama took over the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll on Sunday, with Notre Dame rising to No. 2 after knocking off previously top-ranked Clemson.
The Crimson Tide (6-0) attained the top spot for a record-extending 13th consecutive season, receiving 59 of 62 first-place votes. It is the 92nd appearance at No. 1 for Alabama under coach Nick Saban and the 123rd in school history.
Two first-place votes went to the Fighting Irish (7-0) following Saturday’s 47-40 double-overtime win against the Tigers.
No. 3 Ohio State (3-0) maintained its place and received the other vote, with Clemson (7-1) and Texas A&M (5-1) rounding out the top five.
No. 6 Florida (4-1) climbed two spots after a 44-28 victory against Georgia (4-2), which fell seven slots to No. 12.
No. 7 Cincinnati (6-0) dropped one spot and No. 8 BYU (8-0) moved up one. No. 9 Miami (FL) (6-1) jumped two, while No. 10 Indiana (3-0) entered the top 10 for the first time since 1969 after beating Michigan for the first time in 33 years.
No. 11 Oregon (1-0) and No. 20 Southern California (1-0) are the only Pac-12 representatives in the poll following the league’s opening weekend of play.
Unbeaten Coastal Carolina (7-0) and Marshall (6-0) held steady at Nos. 15-16, respectively, with Liberty (7-0) rising three spots to No. 22 after a win against Virginia Tech.
Newcomers this week are Northwestern (3-0) debuting at No. 23 and Louisiana (6-1) returning to the poll at No. 25 after a three-week absence.
Michigan (1-2) fell out of the Top 25 after losing to the Hoosiers and is unranked for the first time since 2017. Boise State (2-1) dropped out after a 51-17 drubbing by BYU.
–Field Level Media