The latest Associated Press top 25 saw some minor tweaking in the top 10 this week, which was to be expected with No. 2 Ohio State edging No. 5 Michigan in double overtime this weekend. The Wolverines fell two spots as a result of their road loss this weekend, while No. 3 Clemson moved up one spot and No. 6 Washington moved up two spots. Michigan stayed ahead of No. 6 Wisconsin (unlike in the coaches poll), and No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 8 Penn State and No. 9 Colorado held their spots in the AP poll this week.
Alabama remains the top-ranked team in the AP poll with all 61 first-place votes. No. 10 USC continues to climb the national polls and moves up to No. 10 this week in the AP poll. The Trojans bumped out No. 11 Oklahoma State. There was some more Pac-12 love this week as No. 17 Stanford returned to the AP poll after a strong finish. No. 19 Virgina Tech also entered the poll, as did No. 20 Navy, No. 22 Iowa and USF and Pittsburgh, who both tied for 24th in the AP poll.
Here is the full AP Top 25 heading into the final weekend of the regular season and conference championship week:
- Alabama (61 first-place votes)
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Oklahoma State
- Florida State
- Western Michigan
- West Virginia
- Virginia Tech