The AP Top 25 released this afternoon after a one day delay due to scheduling issues caused by Hurricane Matthew. After a narrow one point win on the road, TCU remained on the outside looking in for yet another week.
The top ten is littered with Big 10 teams, as #2 Ohio State, #4 Michigan, #8 Wisconsin, and #10 Nebraska all appear. The SEC boast three teams, as Alabama remains steadily in first place, and A&M climbed all the way to sixth, knocking Tennessee to ninth after defeating them in double OT at Kyle Field Saturday afternoon.
Making appearances in the poll for the first time this season are the Navy Midshipmen, who knocked off formerly top ten ranked Houston, and Western Michigan, making their first top 25 appearance in history. PJ Fleck will be as hot as a commodity as Tom Herman this fall.
The Big 12 makes their first appearance in the rankings at 11th, as undefeated Baylor hangs on. 5-0 West Virginia trails 19th place Oklahoma by one, despite the Sooners’ two losses on the season.
TCU will take on 20th ranked West Virginia in two weeks, after the Mountaineers face Pat Mahomes and Texas Tech in Lubbock this Saturday. Should the Eers hang on and win, the matchup could be a golden opportunity for the Frogs to make a second half move.
The entire list is below:
- Alabama (56 first-place votes)
- Ohio State (2)
- Clemson (2)
- Michigan (1)
- Texas A&M
- Ole Miss
- Florida State
- Boise State
- Virginia Tech
- West Virginia
- Western Michigan
Others receiving votes: Georgia 59, Arizona State 53, North Carolina 51, LSU 50, Oklahoma St. 48, North Dakota State 36, Stanford 26, Colorado 22, South Florida 20, TCU 14, NC State 9, Washington State 9, Iowa 3, Air Force 2, San Diego State 2, Wake Forest 1.