Reaction to the College Football AP Top 25 poll
After another chaotic week in college football the AP Top 25 poll was released on Sunday with some big changes.
There are some BIG changes in this week's AP Top 25 📈📉
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— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 26, 2021
Oklahoma had the rare instance of winning a game and moving down three spots and outside of the playoff picture for the time being. The Sooners escaped West Virginia at home by a final score of 16-13. It went right along with the theme all year for Oklahoma which has been beating inferior opponents by one possession. As a result, they dropped to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 poll.
Penn State slide into the picture, landing at No. 4 in the AP Top 25.
The Nittany Lions had a bye week and still moved up. They will get set to face Indiana in Week 5 before a huge matchup against No. 5 Iowa awaits them in two weeks.
Clemson had a stunning loss to North Carolina State and fell all the way back to No. 25. The loss, their second of the season, ends any hope the Tigers had of making the playoffs. It’s Clemson’s lowest ranking since 2014.
Notre Dame cleaned up Wisconsin in Chicago and bounced back into the top ten, landing at No. 9 in the AP Top 25.
If the playoffs were to start now, based off the most current college football rankings, Alabama would take on Penn State in one semifinal and Georgia would tee it up against Oregon.
It’s been a fairly chaotic season so far with a ton of unpredictable results that has led to teams being in the top 5 and top 10 that not many would’ve pegged at the beginning of the year.