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Seven Top-10 spots change hands in latest AP poll

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In the latest release of the USA Today coaches’ poll, eight of the spots in the Top Ten saw different teams from the week before.

The Associated Press‘ latest Top 25, on the other hand, had a little less upheaval than its coaching counterpart.  Very, very little.

Alabama at No. 1, Oregon at No. 2 and Ohio State at No. 4 remained static from a week ago.  Everywhere else in the Top 10, it was change as far as the eye could see.

As it did in the coaches’ poll, Florida State moved past the Buckeyes into No. 3 spot vacated by Clemson, which dropped to No. 9.  Missouri, No. 7 according to the coaches, climbed nine spots into the Top Five at No. 5.  Baylor at No. 6 (No. 12 last week), Miami at No. 7 (No. 10), Stanford at No. 8 (No. 13) and Texas Tech at No. 10 (No. 16) round out the Top 10.

Baylor’s No. 6 ranking is the Bears’ highest in the AP poll since January 1, 1980.  The No. 5 coaches’ poll ranking is the football program’s highest in any poll since they were AP’s No. 3 team in 1953.

Auburn, which made its 2013 AP poll debut last week, took the biggest move upward this week, moving all the way up to No. 11 from No. 24.  Unlike the coaches, the one-loss Tigers are actually rated ahead of the two-loss team it just beat as Texas A&M dropped seven spots to No. 14.  On the other hand, UCF, which beat Louisville Thursday, is ranked three spots behind the No. 18 Cardinals despite both exiting Week 8 with one loss apiece.

An unprecedented trio of losses on the same weekend staggered the SEC East in this week’s release: South Carolina, which lost to Tennessee, tumbled all the way down to No. 20 from No. 11; Georgia (No. 15) and Florida (No. 22) fell completely out of the rankings courtesy of losses to Vanderbilt and Mizzou, respectively.

In addition to UCF, which is ranked for the first time since 2010, two other teams entered the Top 25: No. 24 Michigan and No. 25 Wisconsin.  As was the case in the coaches’ poll, Georgia, No. 20 Washington and Florida all exited the rankings.

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16 Responses to “Seven Top-10 spots change hands in latest AP poll”
  1. lanzurrah says: Oct 20, 2013 2:58 PM

    Mich, Wis and Neb ranked? Wash, Oregon St, ASU and Utah are all better

  2. pike573 says: Oct 20, 2013 3:10 PM

    How Oregon St is not ranked is baffling. One bad loss in the first game but they are rolling now.

  3. v2the4 says: Oct 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    if Oregon St would not have layed an egg vs Eastern Washington in week one, they would be in the top 15….so far, they have bottom fed off the worst Pac 12 teams…Colorado, Washington St, and Cal

    they had comeback wins vs Utah and San Diego St, so they can come from behind when needed.

    business picks up starting this week with Stanford coming to town…Stanford has a D…just ask UCLA, who was shut down yesterday… there next five games are:

    home vs Stanford
    home vs USC
    at Arizona St
    home vs Washington
    at Oregon

    I see 2-3 in that schedule with losses to Stanford, Arizona St and Oregon

  4. overratedgators says: Oct 20, 2013 3:19 PM

    Florida: Unranked, yet somehow still overrated.

  5. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 20, 2013 3:27 PM

    I think ap is more accurate than coaches this week.

  6. melikefootball says: Oct 20, 2013 3:39 PM

    How OSU is ahead of Baylor is hard to get. Missouri move up was from game yesterday but Baylor is blowing people away where OSU has played a very soft schedule and had some hart times for most of the game.

  7. chachooga says: Oct 20, 2013 4:11 PM


    Vtech’s only loss is to Alabama.

    But they are behind TexasA&M and LSU????

    The gushing over SEC schools is not valid, I am sorry they both have two losses… Auburn & Ol’Miss respectively…..I mean Ol’ Miss…they STINK!!!!

    tired of it, lame lame lame gushers.

  8. be4bama says: Oct 20, 2013 4:44 PM


  9. thraiderskin says: Oct 20, 2013 4:56 PM

    FSU deserves to hop over my Buckeyes, we just aren’t there yet, not to sure we are the 4th best team in the country, but the win streak continues.

  10. floridacock says: Oct 20, 2013 5:52 PM

    Are you kidding me? Clemson does not deserve top 10!!

  11. jal337 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:42 PM

    How is Oregon still at 2?? They play NOBODY! same with Alabama this year. They’ve played mostly AA teams so far. Florida state should be at #1 followed by bama then mizzou.

  12. mrsmell says: Oct 20, 2013 8:31 PM

    Wow, LOU dropped hard. I dont see them cracking the top 10 this year again.

  13. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 20, 2013 9:01 PM

    Jal 337
    Lets not get too big for our big boy pants yet okay buddy? Yeah you had a good game against Clemson… ITS CLEMSON. You have 1 good player, Missouri (oh no he dit’ent),Oregon (mmmmm hmmm he sho’nuf did), and Alabama (even diminished) have good teams.

  14. be4bama says: Oct 20, 2013 9:12 PM

    BAMA (diminished)? They’re playing perfect football right now. Last night, no penalties, no turnovers, no points allowed, no sacks given up. They haven’t even allowed a TD in BDS. What much more could you ask for skwackquackwoof?

  15. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 20, 2013 9:19 PM

    Whoa b4 bama I was talking about injuries and showing respect. Simmer down. Alabama has been taking care of business.

  16. shaynesm says: Oct 20, 2013 9:25 PM

    Oregon Ducks will be BCS champions this year.

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