College Football polls sees major shakeup
The college football season continues to be extremely unpredictable, and there is always a big week that seems to shake up the AP Top 25 poll.
It appears that Week 6 of the 2021 college football season is it this year as there were a number of games that have affected the voting.
The University of Alabama suffered a loss to Texas A&M on Saturday night, and they have dropped from the top spot in the AP rankings. The Crimson Tide are now ranked number 5 after the loss, but Alabama will still have a shot to play their way into the College Football Playoff
With the Alabama loss, the University of Georgia climbed into the top spot in the latest AP rankings, collecting all 62 of the first-place votes. The Iowa Hawkeyes moved up to the number two spot after picking up a win over undefeated Penn State at home in Iowa City.
One of the biggest surprises in the latest AP poll is that the Cincinnati Bearcats have moved all the way up to the number 3 position. Cincinnati has a road win over Notre Dame on its resume, but it would be a major shock to see them finish the season within the top four.
The number 4 team in the latest poll is the Oklahoma Sooners after they were able to pick up a comeback win over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. Oklahoma is now in the driver’s seat to win another Big 12 Conference championship, and that would be enough to advance to the College Football Playoff.
The Big Ten Conference now has five teams in the top-10 in the latest AP Top 25 rankings, and three of those teams remain undefeated. Michigan (Number 8) and Michigan State (Number 10) joined that top-10 this weekend after impressive wins.
The Kentucky Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys continue to climb up the rankings in the AP Poll, and both teams are now legitimate contenders for the College Football Playoff. Bots teams still have some difficult games on their schedule, but each program controls its own destiny at this point.
The Auburn Tigers were the most notable team to drop out of the Top 25 after a disappointing performance against the Georgia Bulldogs.
Crazy Alabama Streak Comes to an End
The Alabama Crimson Tide have been the best college football team in the country over the past decade and they have put together some impressive streaks during that time. A number of those streaks came to an end with the loss to Texas A&M on Saturday night, but it won’t affect their chance to win a national championship.
Alabama had won 100 straight games against teams that weren’t ranked in the AP Top 25, but that came to a crashing halt on Saturday night. This was also the first time that Nick Saban had ever lost to a former assistant coach, ending a string of 24 straight wins.
This is the first time that Alabama is not ranked inside of the Top 3 since the 2019 season.
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