When Will The 2018 Week 2 AP Top 25 College Football Poll Be Released?

Associated Press

Because it is Labor Day Weekend, the 2018 college football season will run through Monday night, with a top 25 clash between No. 8 Miami and No. 25 LSU on Sunday, Sept. 2 and a top 20 matchup between No. 20 Virginia Tech and No. 19 Florida State on Monday, Sept. 3.

That means the release of the Week 2 AP Top 25 college football rankings — which usually drop on Sundays at noon ET — will be delayed.

So when does the Week 2 AP Top 25 poll get released? Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The defending College Football Playoff National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide should strengthen their hold on the No. 1 ranking after a shellacking of Louisville, while the Texas Longhorns can expect to fall out of the top 25 after a disappointing loss to Maryland.

Michigan should be among the teams to drop out of the poll after falling to Notre Dame, while Penn State could slip after a tough outing against Appalachian State which required overtime to come away with the win.

One team that could see their stop improve is the Auburn Tigers, which entered the season at No. 9 but delivered an impressive win over No. 6 Washington.

We will find out where everyone stands entering Week 2 on Tuesday.

The Associated Press first began on Oct. 19, 1936, and is the longest-running poll in the country. The AP Top 25 is determined based on a simple point-based voting system where the voter ranks the best teams in college football. A team receives 25 points for first place, 24 points for second, and so on. The AP Top 25 poll point system is the same for college football, men’s and women’s basketball.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.