The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll following Week 14 of the college football season. With the home stretch of the season upon us, it’s more important than ever for the nation’s top teams to put on a strong showing to make their case for the College Football Playoff.
Of course, the Alabama Crimson Tide continue to have their stranglehold on the No. 1 spot.
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 14 can be seen below.
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings — Week 14
- Alabama (61)
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Washington State
- Penn State
- West Virginia
- Boise State
- Mississippi State
- Texas A&M
- Iowa State
- Fresno State
Others receiving votes: Utah St. 92, Missouri 88, NC State 39, Cincinnati 33, Stanford 10, Iowa 4, Appalachian St. 1, Buffalo 1, Oregon 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.