Alabama still No. 1, Clemson and Georgia drop in AP Top 25

After uninspiring performances against lackluster opponents on Saturday, both Clemson and Georgia fell in the Week 3 Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Clemson was nearly upset by Troy at home on Saturday, winning just 30-24, and the Tigers dropped in the rankings accordingly, falling from No. 2 to No. 5. Georgia’s effort was no better. The Bulldogs fell from No. 9 all the way to No. 16 after barely edging FCS Nicholls, 26-24.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart looks on in the second half. (AP)
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart looks on in the second half. (AP)

Elsewhere in the poll, Alabama stayed at No. 1, garnering 56 first-place votes following a 38-10 win over Western Kentucky while the rest of the top five was rounded out by Florida State at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Michigan at No. 4.

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Houston, Stanford and Washington stayed at Nos. 6, 7 and 8 respectively while Wisconsin moved up a spot to No. 9 and Louisville moved up from No. 13 to No. 10.

Other teams to make jumps were Iowa (from No. 16 to 13), Tennessee (from No. 17 to 15), and Texas A&M (from No. 20 to 17).

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Arkansas made its debut in the rankings following an upset of TCU, which dropped out of the Top 25 completely. Oklahoma State is also no longer ranked after being upset by Central Michigan on a wacky — and controversial — Hail Mary play. Florida also made its season debut at No. 23.

Here’s how the rest of the poll shakes out:
1. Alabama
2. FSU
3. Ohio State
4. Michigan
5. Clemson
6. Houston
7. Stanford
8. Washington
9. Wisconsin
10. Louisville
11. Texas
12. Michigan St
13. Iowa
14. Oklahoma
15. Tennessee
16. Georgia
17. Texas A&M
18. Notre Dame
19. Ole Miss
20. LSU
21. Baylor
22. Oregon
23. Florida
24. Arkansas
25. Miami

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