AP Top 25: Georgia jumps to No. 6 after LSU win, Maryland makes debut
Alabama, Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State, Stanford, Georgia, Louisville, Florida State, Texas A&M and LSU are in the Top 10 of the new AP poll.
The headlining SEC conference matchups in 2013 have yet to feature the low-scoring, grind it out games that many became accustomed to in recent years. Georgia Bulldogs 's 44-41 victory over LSU Tigers pairs with the Bulldogs 41-30 win against South Carolina Gamecocks and Alabama Crimson Tide 's 49-42 win at Texas A&M as some of the most memorable games in the early season. Three games with a combined point total of 247? That doesn't sound very SEC.
But Georgia's win propelled the new SEC East frontrunners to No. 6 in the latest AP Top 25, as LSU fell to No. 10. Braxton Miller and Ohio State Buckeyes withstood Wisconsin Badgers 's best shot on Saturday night, but held on for a 31-24 win. Oregon Ducks gained a few more first-place votes this week but Alabama, to one's shock, remains No. 1 in the country after sitting on the upstart Ole Miss Rebels squad for 60 minutes and emerging with a 25-0 win -- the Rebels fell from No. 21 to No. 24 after the loss.
Arizona State made a re-entry into the Top 25 after embarrassing USC with a dominant win that cost Lane Kiffin his job, and Maryland Terrapins made their Top 25 debut this week thanks to some of the shuffle with Wisconsin and Notre Dame Fighting Irish falling from the Top 25.
Check out the full Top 25 below:
1. Alabama (4-0) -- 55 first place votes
2. Oregon (4-0) -- 5 first place votes
3. Clemson Tigers (4-0)
4. Ohio State (5-0)
5. Stanford Cardinal (4-0)
6. Georgia (3-1)
7. Louisville Cardinals (4-0)
8. Florida Gators State (4-0)
9. Texas A&M Aggies (4-1)
10. LSU Tigers (4-1)
11. Oklahoma Sooners (4-0)
12. UCLA Bruins (3-0)
13. South Carolina (3-1)
14. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (4-0)
15. Washington Huskies (4-0)
16. Northwestern Wildcats (4-0)
17. Baylor Bears (3-0)
18. Florida Gators (3-1)
19. Michigan Wolverines (4-0)
20. Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-0)
21. Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-1)
22. Arizona State Sun Devils (3-1)
23. Fresno State Bulldogs (4-0)
24. Ole Miss (3-1)
25. Maryland (4-0)
There are a few noticeable differences in the Coaches Poll, mostly near the the bottom of the ballot. Northern Illinois and Nebraska made a debut along with Arizona State, taking spots that Maryland and Ole Miss occupy in the AP Top 25.
1. Alabama -- 59 first place votes
2. Oregon -- 2 first place votes
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson -- 1 first place vote
8. Florida State
9. Texas A&M
12. South Carolina
20. Oklahoma State
21. Fresno State
22. Texas Tech
23. Northern Illinois
24. Arizona State
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