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AP Top 25: Oregon, Iowa Jump To Top 5 Spots After Week 2 Wins

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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:

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Oregon
  5. Iowa
  6. Clemson
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Ohio State
  10. Penn State
  11. Florida
  12. Notre Dame
  13. UCLA
  14. Iowa State
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Coastal Carolina
  17. Ole Miss
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Arizona State
  20. Arkansas
  21. North Carolina
  22. Auburn
  23. BYU
  24. Miami
  25. Michigan

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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