AP Top 25: Penn State and Auburn Continue to Rise

Two historic programs are on the rise in the AP Top 25 poll, while two more fell out of the top 10.

Not much changed in the AP Top 25 Poll, as the top six remained frozen. Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, Louisville, and Ohio State held their own in the AP Poll, while Texas A&M fell to the tenth spot.

The biggest jump was felt by Penn State, who have won five straight and have scored 103 points in their last two games. Oklahoma and Auburn jumped into the top 10 after recent surges.

Nebraska and Florida both fell out of the top 10 and sit at 21 and 22 respectively. Baylor also fell from 13 to 25.

1. Alabama (9-0) (60)
2. Michigan (9-0) (1)
3. Clemson (9-0)
4. Washington (9-0)
5. Louisville (8-1)
6. Ohio State (8-1)
7. Wisconsin (7-2)
8. Auburn (7-2)
9. Oklahoma (7-2)
10. Texas A&M (7-2)
11. West Virginia (7-1)
12. Penn State (7-2)
13. Utah (7-2)
14. Western Michigan (9-0)
15. North Carolina (7-2)
16. Colorado (7-2)
17. Oklahoma State (7-2)
18. Virginia Tech (7-2)
19. LSU (5-3)
20. Florida State (6-3)
21. Nebraska (7-2)
22. Florida (6-2)
23. Washington State (7-2)
24. Boise State (8-1)
25. Baylor (6-2)

Missing from the poll are USC, Arkansas, Troy, and San Diego State.

With the College Football Playoff Committee now releasing their rankings every Tuesday night, the AP Poll does not carry as much weight as earlier in the season. It is still a good measuring stick down the stretch, and the committee can always look at it.

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