Oklahoma Sooners drop back 1 spot in latest AP Top 25

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Polls certainly aren’t the be all end all of college football, but it’s one element of evaluating how the College Football Playoff might view a team when they begin to deliberate on their seasonal and final rankings.

After the Oklahoma Sooners win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, they stayed put in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll at number three. They didn’t fare so well in the AP Top 25 as they fell one spot after their 23-16 win over Nebraska, falling to no. 4 after the win.

Oregon takes their spot at no. 3, while Alabama and Georgia keep the top two spots in the poll and Iowa and Penn State follow at no. 5 and no. 6.

It’s the second time this season, the Sooners have dropped in one or both of the polls despite being undefeated on the year. After their narrow week one win over Tulane, the Sooners dropped back to four in both polls only to rise back to three after Ohio State’s loss to Oregon. Now it’s the Ducks taking over for the Sooners at no. 3 despite OU’s win over rival Nebraska.

Here’s a look at the full AP Top 25 poll after Week 3’s results.

Full AP Top 25 Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

3-0

1,547 (59)

2

Georgia

3-0

1,492 (3)

3

Oregon

3-0

1,385

+1

4

Oklahoma

3-0

1,302

-1

5

Iowa

3-0

1,298

6

Penn State

3-0

1,197

+5

7

Texas A&M

2-1

1,158

8

Cincinnati

3-0

1,145

9

Clemson

3-0

1,074

-3

10

Ohio State

3-0

976

-1

11

Florida

2-1

930

12

Notre Dame

2-1

874

13

Ole Miss

3-0

717

+4

14

Iowa State

2-1

664

15

BYU

1-1

603

+8

16

Arkansas

3-0

537

+4

17

Coastal Carolina

3-0

526

-1

18

Wisconsin

3-0

513

19

Michigan

3-0

456

+6

20

Michigan State

2-1

389

+9

21

North Carolina

3-0

306

22

Fresno State

3-0

201

+23

23

Auburn

2-1

166

-1

24

UCLA

2-1

142

-11

25

Kansas State

3-1

127

+8

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 19 Arizona State, No. 24 Miami.

Others receiving votes:

TCU 91, Liberty 56, Virginia Tech 52, Oklahoma State 51, Maryland 29, Arizona State 24, Texas 22, USC 16, San Diego State 16, West Virginia 14, LSU 14, Kentucky 12, Boston College 9, Wake Forest 7, Texas Tech 5, Stanford 3, Memphis 3, Louisville 1, Wyoming 1

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