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After a huge road victory over Ohio State on Saturday, Oregon made a big leap up to No. 4 in the Week 3 Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The Ducks were two-touchdown underdogs but pulled off a 35-28 upset on the road, which was reflected by Oregon moving up from No. 12 to No. 4. Ohio State dropped from No. 3 down to No. 9, Yahoo Sports reports.
The top of the rankings remained unchanged with Alabama and Georgia occupying the top two spots, while Oklahoma moved up from No. 4 last week to No. 3 in this week’s poll.
The Iowa Hawkeyes leaped five spots from No. 10 to No. 5 following an impressive win over No. 9 Iowa State, while the Cyclones fell to No. 14 after the loss.
Yahoo Sports reports the rest of the top 10 was rounded out by Texas A&M at No. 7, Cincinnati at No. 8, OSU at No. 9 and Penn State at No. 10. A&M struggled with Colorado on Saturday but scored a late touchdown to escape with a 10-7 victory.
Three teams made their 2021 debuts in the AP Top 25 including No. 20 Arkansas, ranked for the first time since 2016 following an impressive victory over No. 15 Texas. Yahoo Sports reports the Longhorns fell out of the rankings completely following the loss.
No. 23 BYU and No. 25 Michigan also made their first appearance on the Top 25 after BYU upset Utah on Saturday night, registering its first win over the Utes since 2009. While Michigan beat Washington to improve to 2-0.
Full Top 25 List:
- Texas A&M
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Iowa State
- Virginia Tech
- Coastal Carolina
- Ole Miss
- Arizona State
- North Carolina