Alabama still No. 1; LSU jumps Ohio State for No. 2
Alabama was No. 1 for a third straight week and collected 28 first-place votes. But LSU, after beating previously unbeaten Florida, moved into the second slot replacing idle Ohio State.
LSU picked up seven first-place votes to the Buckeyes’ six. Ohio State followed at No. 3 and Clemson, with five first-place votes, dropped to No. 4 despite an easy victory over Florida State. Unbeaten Oklahoma rounded out the Top 5 after knocking off Texas.
Georgia took the biggest fall from No. 5 to No. 10 after its surprising home loss to unranked South Carolina. Otherwise, there was little movement in the poll that had the same 16 teams as a week ago.
The SEC led all leagues with five teams, followed by the Big Ten with four, the Big 12 and Pac-12 with two each. The ACC, Independents and MWC had one each.
- GAMES THIS WEEK
Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama;
- No. 2 LSU at Mississippi State;
- No. 3 Ohio State at Northwestern (Friday);
- No.4 Clemson at Louisville;
- West Virginia at No. 5 Oklahoma;
- No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois;
- No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State;
- No. 8 Florida at South Carolina;
- No.9 Notre Dame is idle;
- Kentucky at No. 10 Georgia;
- No. 11 Auburn at Arkansas;
- No. 12 Oregon at Washington;
- No. 13 Boise State at BYU;
- Kansas at No. 14 Texas;
- Arizona State at No. 15 Utah.
Week 7: games played through October 12, 2019
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|3.||Ohio State (6-0)||640||6||2|
|7.||Penn State (6-0)||399||10|
|9.||Notre Dame (5-1)||356||9|
|13.||Boise State (6-0)||130||14|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Baylor (39), Arizona State (26), Minnesota (18), SMU (8), Texas A&M (3), Cincinnati (1), Appalachian State (1).
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