The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll following Week 10 of the college football season. And what a wild week it was as the race for the College Football Playoff begins to heat up.
This weekend, the No. 3 LSU Tigers fell to top-ranked Alabama, while No. 9 Kentucky suffered its second loss of the season at the hands of No. 6 Georgia.
No. 11 Florida, No. 14 Penn State, No. 16 Iowa, No. 17 Texas, and No. 25 Virginia also suffered losses.
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 11 can be seen below.
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings — Week 11
- Alabama (60)
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Ohio State
- Washington State
- Utah State
- Fresno State
- Boston College
- Mississippi State
- Penn State
- NC State
- Iowa State
- Michigan State
Others Receiving Votes: Utah 110, Auburn 93, Wisconsin 37, Army 32, UAB 31, Northwestern 28, Iowa 17, Boise St. 15, Purdue 14, Buffalo 11, Oregon 9, San Diego St. 5, Duke 4, Texas A&M 3, Houston 3, Texas Tech 2.
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.