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Latest AP Survey for College Football After Week 2 Disruptions

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NC State head coach Dave Doeren greets fans after NC States 55-3 win over Charleston Southern at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC, Saturday, September 10, 2022.

NC State head coach Dave Doeren greets fans after NC States 55-3 win over Charleston Southern at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC, Saturday, September 10, 2022.

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The wild Saturday on the field showed why college football is so popular.

The result was huge changes in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll.

Georgia took over the No. 1 spot after Alabama, the top team in the previous two polls this season, took a narrow 20-19 win in Texas.

Behind them, teams shuffled after three teams in last week’s top 10 — No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 9 Baylor — all lost. So was No. 19 Wisconsin.

Three of those losses, all but Baylor, came home to unranked opponents in Appalachian State, Marshall and Washington State.

Speaking of App State, the Mountaineers (2-1) narrowly missed making the top 25 after their 17-14 win over Texas A&M, which was number 6 in the standings prior to Saturday’s loss. App State took 80 poll points, finishing nine points behind No. 25 Oregon.

UNC was also one of the teams that were close to the top 25. The Tar Heels (3-0) got 71 poll points from voters.

The ACC once again has five teams in the top 25 led by No. 5 Clemson. Miami (2-0) rose two spots to No. 13, followed by No. 16 NC State (2-0). Wake Forest (2-0) rose four spots to No. 19 after beating Vanderbilt 45-25 in Nashville on Saturday.

Pittsburgh (1-1) remained in the poll, dropping six places to No. 23 after its 34-27 loss in overtime at home to Tennessee on Saturday. The Vols jumped nine spots to number 15 with the win.

Latest AP Top 25 Rankings

rc. Team
1 Georgia
2 Alabama
3 Ohio State
4 Michigan
5 Clemson
6 Oklahoma
7 USC
8 State of Oklahoma
9 Kentucky
10 Arkansas
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