AP Top 25 poll: Texas A&M vaults into top 10, Alabama drops 44 points in media-panel voting
NEW YORK (AP) Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs. The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21. The top four in the rankings are unchanged: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma. Florida State went from 57 first-place votes to 46 after pulling out a 37-31 victory against Oklahoma State.
Alabama dropped 44 points in the media-panel voting after beating West Virginia. The Tide has one first-place vote. Oregon has five and Oklahoma two. No. 6 Georgia has two and No. 12 LSU one.AP Top 25
Week 21Florida State (46)ACCRecord: 1-0PV Rank1Points1,456 2Alabama (1)SECRecord: 1-021,317 3Oregon (5)Pac-12Record: 1-031,314 4Oklahoma (2)Big 12Record: 1-041,283 5AuburnSECRecord: 1-061,186 6Georgia (2)SECRecord: 1-0121,114 7Michigan StateBig TenRecord: 1-081,093 8Ohio StateBig TenRecord: 1-05982 9Texas A&M (2)SECRecord: 1-021978 10BaylorBig 12Record: 1-010962 11UCLAPac-12Record: 1-07944 12LSU (1)SECRecord: 1-013926 13StanfordPac-12Record: 1-011886 14USCPac-12Record: 1-015729 15MississippiSECRecord: 1-018525 16Notre DameFBS IndependentsRecord: 1-017519 17Arizona StatePac-12Record: 1-019431 18WisconsinBig TenRecord: 0-114364 19NebraskaBig TenRecord: 1-022352 20Kansas StateBig 12Record: 1-020325 21South CarolinaSECRecord: 0-19196 21North CarolinaACCRecord: 1-023196 23ClemsonACCRecord: 0-116164 24MissouriSECRecord: 1-024147 25LouisvilleACCRecord: 1-031141