College Football Top 25 Sees Major Shake-Ups
The college football season is just two weeks old, but there have already been some major shake-ups in the Associated Press Top 25.
The race to the College Football Playoff won’t really heat up until conference play begins, but some teams are already on the brink of elimination.
There are two new teams in the AP Top 25 after Week 2, and some of the top contenders have headed in the opposite direction. While there is no real change at the top, this could shape up to be one of the wildest college football seasons in recent memory.
The Alabama Crimson Tide remain on top of the Top 25, receiving 60 first-place votes. Alabama has had no trouble so far through the first two weeks, and they look like a clear contender for the National Championship.
Georgia remains at number two, and they received three first-place votes this week. The Bulldogs have one of the most impressive wins of the season up to this point, beating Clemson in Week 1.
The Oklahoma Sooners are still in the number 3 spot, but the changes really start after that position. The Oregon Ducks (4) and Iowa Hawkeyes are now in the Top 5 this week after pulling off some upset wins on Saturday.
Oregon went into Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday and stunned the Buckeyes. The Pac-12 Conference has been looking for some signature victories, and this is the biggest conference in win years.
Iowa went on the road to Ames, Iowa, and picked up a win over rival Iowa State on Saturday. The Hawkeyes dominated the game from start to finish, and the college football voters took notice.
Ohio State was one of the biggest losers this weekend, dropping all the way from the Top 5 down to the number nine position. The Buckeyes will likely need to win the Big Ten Conference yet again to reach the College Football Playoff.
The Arkansas Razorbacks were able to sneak into the Top 25 for the first time in five seasons after picking up a blowout win over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night.
Florida State Suffers Embarrassing Loss
One team that won’t be making an appearance in the Top 25 anytime soon is the Florida State Seminoles. Florida State nearly pulled off an upset over Notre Dame in Week 1, but then disaster struck in Week 2.
Florida State was upset by Jacksonville State out of the FCS on Saturday night in one of the most shocking results in seasons. This is the first time that Florida State has lost to an FCS team in program history, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Head coach Mike Norvell has been working hard to turn things around at Florida State, and it looked as if the Seminoles had momentum after Week 1. Norvell took full responsibility for the loss after the game, but that won’t ease the minds of Seminoles fans.
Jacksonville State scored on a 59-yard pass play as time expired to pull off the shocking upset.
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