AP Top 25 poll: Florida, Miami fall and coastal Carolina crash into the top 10 in the new college football rankings


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Most of the things in the top 25 of the AP Top and most of the college football rankings will stay in place very much after the Week 15 promotion. Alabama is not only the first, but AP voters say the country’s top team is the same choice, followed by Notre Dame in 2nd, Clemson in 3rd and Ohio State in 4th. it was only the Crimson Tide that had the least debate over its ranking status, was in action on Saturday, and left no doubt with a 52-3 victory against Arkansas.

But there are some notable changes among the top four after a Saturday in which two top-10 teams lost. Florida ranked 6th in the AP vote before causing a shocking home defeat against the unrated LSU. It’s the only second loss of the season for the Gators, who have already earned the SEC’s Eastern title and a place in the SEC against Alabama, but it’s a sharp reaction from AP voters. Florida was a 23-point favorite in the game, and the flaws – including the penalty for throwing the LSU player’s shoes – stood out in the same way, if not more, than the success of the abbreviated Tigers team in Gainesville. That disappointment Florida fell back to 11th place by five points, one point behind a Georgian team they defeated earlier this year and just ahead of two defeated Oklahoma and unbeaten USC.

Voter disappointment extends to Miami, another team that suffered only one defeat this season. The Hurricanes fell even harder between 9th and 19th after stunning North Carolina 62-26. Miami’s high rankings were helped by Clemson’s growing victory and single loss, so when the Tar Heels raised their score at Hard Rock Stadium, AP voters must have reacted sharply. Of course, there is also a boost for North Carolina, who jumped from 20th to 16th place after the victory.

Other notable changes in the AP Top 25 include the Coast of Carolina, which makes it to the top 10 in 9th place, and the state of San Jose will make its first appearance in an AP vote since 2012, appearing in 25th place.

Check out the AP Top 25 below:

  1. Alabama (62 first votes)
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Ohio state
  4. Clemson
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Indiana
  8. State of Iowa
  9. Coastline of Carolina
  10. Georgia
  11. Florida
  12. Oklahoma
  13. USC
  14. BYU
  15. Northwest
  16. North Carolina
  17. Louisiana
  18. Iowa
  19. Miami
  20. Tulsa
  21. Texas
  22. Freedom
  23. Buffalo
  24. NC state
  25. State of San Jose

He was eliminated from the leaderboard: 21 Colorado, No. 25 Washington

Others get votes: Oklahoma State 83, Marshall 47, Boise State 12, UCF 11, Washington 9, Army 9, Auburn 8, TCU 3, Appalachi State 1