Georgia climbs to No. 2 in AP Top 25
The Georgia Bulldogs vaulted to No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll while the team they defeated in Week 1 dropped out of the top four for the first time since 2017.
Alabama garnered 59 first-place votes for a solid foothold on No. 1 after destroying Miami this past weekend.
Ohio State moved up to No. 3 while Oklahoma and Texas A&M round out the top five in the first regular-season edition of the poll. The Sooners fall two spots after a narrow 40-35 win over Tulane in their opener.
Georgia received four first-place votes after posting a 10-3 win over Clemson, which dropped to sixth in the poll.
Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Iowa State and Iowa round out the top 10. The Cyclones and Hawkeyes play their annual rivalry game this weekend.
Four teams made their 2021 debut in the poll: UCLA, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss and Auburn. UCLA scored a big win over LSU and Virginia Tech upset North Carolina. The Rebels defeated Louisville to make their entry into the poll. The Tar Heels remain in the Top 25 but fell 14 spots to No. 24.
The Bruins’ win knocked LSU out of the Top 25. The Tigers were 16th in the preseason poll.
Also getting knocked out of this week’s Top 25 were Indiana, Washington and Louisiana. The Hoosiers got blown out at Iowa, the Huskies lost to FCS Montana while Louisiana lost at Texas.
The rest of the list:
11. Penn State
17. Coastal Carolina
19. Virginia Tech
20. Ole Miss
23. Arizona St.
24. North Carolina
–Field Level Media