It was another wild week in college football with a number of upsets and last-second game-winning players. In the end, six ranked teams fell, including two former unbeaten teams in then-No. 7 Minnesota and then-No. 12 Baylor.
The Golden Gophers dropped four spots to No. 11 and the Bears dropped just one spot to come in at No. 13 after blowing a 28-3 lead.
The top three teams stayed the same with LSU at No. 1, Ohio State at No. 2 and Clemson at No. 3, however, Georgia’s win at Auburn pushed the Bulldogs into the No. 4 spot, ahead of Bama, which likely saw its stock drop after losing star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season in a win over Mississippi State.
With Minnesota’s loss, combined with a dominating 49-3 victory over UCLA on nationally television, Utah moved up to No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. It was the largest margin of victory in the Pac-12 era for the Utes.
Oregon picked up some more votes, however, the Ducks stayed at No. 6 behind Georgia and Alabama. Oklahoma, Penn State and Florida sit right behind Utah to round out the Top 10.
No other Pac-12 teams were ranked this week, with USC and Washington sitting at No. 33 and No. 34 respectively in the receiving votes section. Utah has a 90% chance of winning out with games against Arizona and Colorado, while Oregon has an 85% chance of winning out with games against Arizona State and Oregon State.
Both teams are on a collision course to meet up in the Pac-12 conference championship game with a potential College Football Playoff berth on the line.
Here’s the entire AP Top 25 poll:
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Boise State
- Oklahoma State
- Appalachian State
- Texas A&M
- Virginia Tech
Others receiving votes: Indiana 47, Iowa State 31, Virginia 23, Navy 13, Air Force 12, Pittsburgh 9, San Diego State 7, USC 6, Washington 6, Texas 4, Illinois 1