AP Top 25: Georgia and Cincinnati Still Hold Lead, No. 5 Oregon Closes In

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Oregon (8-1) moved up to No. 5 in Week 11’s AP Top 25 Poll after the previously ranked No. 7 Ducks beat Washington 26-16 on Saturday. The Ducks jumped Ohio State at No. 6 and took advantage of Michigan State’s first loss of the season.

Previously ranked No. 5 Michigan State (8-1) fell to Purdue and landed the No. 8 spot on Sunday’s poll.

Georgia (9-0) marked the fifth straight week the Bulldogs have kept the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 Poll after a dominant 43-6 win over Missouri on Saturday.

While the No. 2 Cincinnati Bearcats (9-0), No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1), and No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners (9-0) — which had a bye this week — all kept the same positions from Week 10’s rankings into Week 11.

AP Top 25 Poll for Week 11.

No. 6 Ohio State (8-1) also kept its position this week after beating Nebraska 26-17 on the road.

The AP reports that the three teams to move into the Top 25 this week have all been there before.

No. 20 Wisconsin (6-3) is back after winning five consecutive and more than a month out of the rankings, No. 21 North Carolina State (7-2) returned to the Top 25 and No. 25 Pittsburgh (7-2) moved back in after a loss knocked the Panthers out for a week.

Teams that are out of the poll this week include the Kentucky Wildcats (6-3), which lost for the third straight week to fall out of the rankings after a five-week run in the Top 25, the AP reports.

The SMU Mustangs (7-2) experienced its second straight loss, costing the Mustangs their ranking after four weeks in the Top 25. Fresno State (7-3) also is out of the poll, again,

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 11 can be seen here, and OutKick’s Week 1 coverage of the College Football Playoff rankings can be seen here.

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Written by Megan Turner

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  1. The four strongest teams right now are – arguably, of course – Georgia / Alabama / OhioState / Oklahoma with Oregon at 4.5 and NotreDame at 5.

    SUPPOSE … Alabama beats UGA in SEC Chmp … OK, both go to Final4 with one loss. If UGA beats Alabama, Tide is OUT w/ 2 Ls.

    … tOSU loses to Wisconsin in BIG10 Chmp (Don’t laugh, Wisc is NOT the team it was a month ago). tOSU is OUT w/ 2Ls … and Wisc goes to Rose Bowl despite 3 Ls !!! … if Alabama or tOSU lose then Oregon is IN.

    OU will likely have to play OkSt twice ??? Lose one of those two is OU still in? Lose both? OU is OUT. …. The 4th team COULD come down to Notre Dame with one L TO Cincy … OR Cincy with only ONE signature W BUT OVER ND? … Ergo UGA is only Sure Bet even with One L. OU is 2nd Best Bet.

    …. My Four Today are UGA – tOSU – OU – Oregon. … But IF Wisc upsets tOSU then its UGA – OU – Oregon – ND.

  2. I’m all for the little guy having a shot when deserving, but Cincinnati has no business ranked 2 after having to hold on for dear life to beat Tulsa and Navy in two their last 3 games. They have the 54th ranked SOS and are ranked #2 in the nation. If you took ND out it would be around 100 SOS. I’d at least have OU, OSU, Bama, and Oregon ahead of them based on schedules alone. Cincinnati deserves to be ranked around 5-7. They need to earn it, no gifts.

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