AP Top 25 poll: Georgia pushes past Clemson to No. 2 in new college football rankings

The top four of the newest AP Top 25 remains the same, but voters have restructured the middle of the playoff pack. Georgia has moved up one spot to No. 2 over Clemson following the Bulldogs' 49-7 win over Middle Tennessee. While there's not much of a takeaway from that win, Clemson did have some problems pulling away from Georgia Southern 38-7. 

Elsewhere, LSU made a six-spot jump up to No. 6 after beating Auburn, which fell to No. 9. Washington and Penn State tied for the 10th place spot. Oklahoma State also jumped up nine spots to No. 15 after beating Boise State 44-21. The Broncos fell out of the top 25 entirely after the loss. Wisconsin also dropped 12 spots to No. 18 after being upset at home by No. 25 BYU

Here's the newest AP Top 25 poll in its entirety:

1. Alabama (58)
2. Georgia
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Oklahoma
6. LSU
7. Stanford
8. Notre Dame
9. Auburn
T10. Washington
T10. Penn State
12. West Virginia
13. Virginia Tech
14. Mississippi State 
15. Oklahoma State
16. UCF
17. TCU
18. Wisconsin
19. Michigan
20. Oregon
21. Miami (FL)
22. Texas A&M 
23. Boston College
24. Michigan State
25. BYU

Others receiving votes:Iowa 64, Boise St. 62, Duke 61, Colorado 49, California 40, Kentucky 38, South Florida 14, Texas 12, NC State 10, Arizona St. 9, Missouri 8, Utah 6, San Diego St. 5, North Texas 4, South Carolina 4, Washington St. 2, Syracuse 2.

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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