The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll for Week 6 of the college football season. Entering the season, the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs held the top three spots in the nation. All of those teams delivered on opening weekend, while two top ten teams — the Washington Huskies and Miami Hurricanes — faltered to Auburn and LSU, respectively.
Since then, Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia have continued to stay strong through the opening month of the season. However, Clemson did have a tough test against Syracuse and needed to go down to the wire to earn the win, while the top ten Penn State Nittany Lions came up just short against fellow top ten team Ohio State.
Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming weekend in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?
The complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 6 can be seen below.
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings — Week 6
- Alabama (58)
- Ohio State (1)
- Clemson (1)
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Penn State
- Miami (FL)
- Michigan State
- NC State
- Virginia Tech
- Oklahoma State
Others receiving votes: Boise St. 86, South Florida 83, Syracuse 74, Cincinnati 35, Iowa 34, Texas A&M 31, Washington St. 14, TCU 13, California 10, Maryland 10, Missouri 8, Mississippi St. 3, Boston College 3, BYU 3, Arizona St. 2, Appalachian St. 2, Duke 1, Hawaii 1, San Diego St. 1
The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.
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.