AP Top 25: Georgia jumps to No. 6 after LSU win, Maryland makes debut

By Chip Patterson | College Writer

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's 44-41 victory over LSU pairs with the Bulldogs 41-30 win against South Carolina and Alabama'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 withstood Wisconsin's best shot on Saturday night, but held on for a 31-24 win. Oregon 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 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 made their Top 25 debut this week thanks to some of the shuffle with Wisconsin and Notre Dame 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 (4-0)

4. Ohio State (5-0)

5. Stanford (4-0)

6. Georgia (3-1)

7. Louisville (4-0)

8. Florida State (4-0)

9. Texas A&M (4-1)

10. LSU (4-1)

11. Oklahoma (4-0)

12. UCLA (3-0)

13. South Carolina (3-1)

14. Miami (4-0)

15. Washington (4-0)

16. Northwestern (4-0)

17. Baylor (3-0)

18. Florida (3-1)

19. Michigan (4-0)

20. Texas Tech (4-0)

21. Oklahoma State (3-1)

22. Arizona State (3-1)

23. Fresno State (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

5. Stanford

6. Georgia

7. Louisville

8. Florida State

9. Texas A&M

10. Oklahoma

11. LSU

12. South Carolina

13. UCLA

14. Miami

15. Northwestern

16. Baylor

17. Michigan

18. Washington

19. Florida

20. Oklahoma State

21. Fresno State

22. Texas Tech

23. Northern Illinois

24. Arizona State

25. Nebraska

 
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