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AP Poll: Oklahoma rejoins Top 5, Iowa makes first 2017 appearance

Associated Press voters were embarrassed last week when they mirrored the putrid Coaches’ Poll by having Wisconsin at No. 4 while the one poll that matters — the CFP poll — placed the Badgers at No. 10. A course correction came in this week with the latest edition of the AP poll, released Sunday.

Despite a dominant win over Indiana, AP voters dropped Wisconsin to No. 6 while moving Notre Dame and Clemson forward two spots and Oklahoma, a 62-52 winner over Oklahoma State, forward three spots to No. 5. It was the Sooners’ first top five ranking since losing at home to Iowa State last month, a loss that seems far less catastrophic than it did at the time.

Miami, itself a big winner on Saturday night, nudged forward two spots to No. 7. Washington moved forward three spots to No. 9 and Auburn leaped up a half-dozen spots to round out the top 10.

Ohio State was this week’s big loser after a 55-24 bludgeoning at Iowa. The Buckeyes dropped eight spots to No. 11, while Iowa was rewarded with its first ranking of the season at No. 25. (Nevermind that Iowa won at No. 24 Iowa State in September.)

The full poll:

1. Alabama — 1,520 total points (56 first-place votes)
2. Georgia — 1,468 (5)
3. Notre Dame — 1,357
4. Clemson — 1,289
5. Oklahoma — 1,258
6. Wisconsin — 1,256
7. Miami — 1,220
8. TCU — 1,087
9. Washington — 1,061
10. Auburn — 875
11. Ohio State — 781
12. Oklahoma State — 766
13. Michigan State — 760
14. Central Florida — 736
15. USC — 718
16. Penn State — 717
17. Virginia Tech — 537
18. Mississippi State — 464
19. Washington State — 420
20. Memphis — 376
21. Michigan — 184
22. South Florida — 177
23. West Virginia — 163
24. Iowa State — 155
25. Iowa — 147