There were no surprises in The Associated Press poll released Sunday. With five teams in the top 10 having open dates, no one moved much. Florida, which dominated Georgia, remained at No. 11, and Florida State, coming off a convincing victory over Syracuse, stayed at No. 17.
Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson and LSU remain the top four teams in the poll as the College Football Playoff selection committee prepares its first rankings.
Ohio State, which suspended quarterback J.T. Barrett for this week’s game against Minnesota for being cited for operating a vehicle while impaired, was off Saturday and retained all 39 of its first-place votes.
North Carolina entered the ratings at No. 21 after beating Pittsburgh and Texas A&M is back in at No. 25 after defeating South Carolina.
Duke and Pittsburgh dropped out.
The first selection committee top 25 will be released Tuesday night. The pairings for the College Football Playoff will be revealed Dec. 6.