Georgia moved up to second place in the first Associated Press College football poll of the regular season, overtaking Ohio State after the defending national champions dominated the season opener.
Alabama maintains its number one spot in the AP Top 25 announced by the Regional Banks on Tuesday, receiving 44 of 63 votes and 1,552 points from the media panel.
The Bulldogs closed the gap in the Crimson Tide after beating Oregon 49-3 on Saturday. Georgia got his first place vote of his 17 votes.
Ohio State slipped to third place with two first-place votes. Michigan moved her up four spots to number four.
Clemson moved down the order to fifth.
Florida debuted in 12th place after a thrilling win at home against Utah on Saturday night. Utes dropped six spots to 13th place after the loss.
Remaining in the top 10 is Texas A&M in sixth place, followed by Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Baylor and Southern California.
USC ranked in the top 10 for the first time since the last regular season poll in 2017, when the Trojans ranked eighth.
The world’s No. 8 Fighting Irish dropped three places from the top five after losing 21-10 to Ohio State.
Georgia has ranked first or second in 15 of the last 17 polls, and third for the remaining two weeks.
Since 2017, Georgia has been ranked 2nd in the country 13 times and 1st 9 times.
From 1981 to 2016, the season after Georgia won the national title, the Bulldogs finished in the top two a total of 10 times.
Florida’s jump from unranked to No. 12 was the biggest for an unranked team since the first regular season poll in 2016, when Texas landed No. 11 and Wisconsin No. 10 after their Week 1 victory. Thing.
No. 24 Tennessee is ranked for the first time under second-year manager Josh Hupel.
Oregon’s humiliating loss to Georgia knocked the Ducks out of the rankings. This is the first time Oregon has not been ranked in a qualifying vote since the final regular season AP Top 25 in 2020.
Cincinnati were eliminated with their first regular season loss since late in the 2019 season after losing by touchdown to Arkansas.
Last year, the Bearcats, who made it to the College Football Playoffs, entered the ballot 45 times in a row, the fifth-longest active streak in the nation.
With Florida and Tennessee ranked, the SEC has eight ranked teams. This is the most by a conference since the SEC won his eight teams in 2020, three times he has.
The record for teams ranked in a single conference early in the 2018 season is 10 by the SEC. From 2011 to 2018, the SEC had eight teams in the AP Top 25 a total of 14 times.
SEC — 8 (Numbers 1, 2, 6, 12, 16, 20, 22, 24).
ACC–5 (No. 5, 15, 17, 18, 23).
Big Ten — 4 (No. 3, 4, 14, 19).
Big 12 — 3 (No. 7, 9, 11).
Pac-12–2 (No. 10, 13).
Independent — 2 (No. 8, 21).
American — 1 (No. 25).
Rank vs Rank of the Week
No. 9 Baylor at No. 21 BYU. Future Big 12 matchups.
No. 20 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Florida. Both have been in the ranking since 2007.
24th Tennessee in the 17th pit. His first SEC/ACC ranked non-conference matchup of the season.