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AP Top 25: Tennessee up to No. 3, 'Bama's top-5 streak ends

AP Top 25: Tennessee up to No. 3, Bamas top-5 streak ends

Tennessee moved to No. 3 inside The Associated Press college football poll behind No. 1 Georgia accompanied by every one one other accompanied by No. 2 Ohio State following knocking off Alabama.

The Crimson Tide was one of five unbeaten teams to permit let fall all over a wild weekend accompanied by every one one other accompanied by dropped trio places to No. 6 inside the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. Alabama swapped places accompanied by the Vols following losing to them 52-49 on a meadow goal while hour dated expired Saturday.

Georgia remained No. 1 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by received 31 first-place votes accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ohio State had 17 first-place votes.

The Vols received 15 first-place votes accompanied by every one one other accompanied by have their finest ranking since starting the 2005 hour dated at No. 3. The last hour dated Tennessee was ranked this extremely inside the following fifty per cent of of the hour dated was 2001, reaching the top 10 inside late October accompanied by every one one other accompanied by headed into the SEC championship at No. 2.

No. 4 Michigan moved up a spot Sunday, switching places accompanied by No. 5 Clemson following the Wolverines blew not here now-No. 16 Penn State.

No. 7 Mississippi moved up place of set of two spots accompanied by every one one other accompanied by No. 8 TCU, No. 9 UCLA accompanied by every one one other accompanied by No. 10 Oregon all moved into the top 10.

POLL POINTS

The Crimson Tide had its twine of 40 unswerving appearances inside the top five snapped. It was the longest such operative streak inside the country.

Georgia now has the longest sprint of top-five appearances accompanied by 24.

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  • The Tide™s latest top-five sprint is only the third longest of the Saban era. The Tide™s 68 unswerving top-five appearances from 2015-19 is the AP poll record, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a twine of 48 consecutive top-five rankings from 2011-13 is tied for fourth.

    EXPLAIN YOUR VOTE

    Tennessee made a instance to exist the No. 1 team inside the country, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by it swayed some voters.

    Those who bought inside on the Vols cited a resume that includes quartet victories opposed to teams that were ranked at the hour dated (at Pitt, Florida, at LSU accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Alabama).

    I voted Tennessee No. 1 since the Vols™ ability of scheme is a lengthy way higher-ranking to UGA accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ohio State, said Ron Counts of the Idaho Statesman inside Boise.

    For comparison, Georgia has played fair one team (Oregon) that has been ranked at some point this season. Ohio State has played three, though only one was ranked at the hour dated (Notre Dame) accompanied by every one one other accompanied by all of those opponents have at least trio losses.

    Plus, beating Alabama doesn™t occur regularly accompanied by every one one other accompanied by holds a a large amount of heaviness accompanied by voters. No team this hour dated has beaten a team accompanied by a better ranking at the hour dated the game was played than Tennessee.

    It was a durable call inside the centre of Tennessee accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Georgia for No. 1, said Kellis Robinett of The Wichita (Kansas) Eagle. I have been voting the Bulldogs ahead of everyone else for some weeks, mostly since their blowout victory over Oregon has aged exist fond of a fine wine. But I exist convinced by beating Alabama is slightly additional impressive.

    So why only No. 3 for Tennessee?

    The ranked-at-the-time quarrel falls flat for some voters, who were less impressed accompanied by victories opposed to Florida accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Pitt accompanied by every one one other accompanied by inside attendance accompanied by Georgia accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ohio State commend for actuality additional presiding overall.

    I™ve been high on Tennessee all year, nevertheless I don™t exist convinced by ranking them No. 3 is some type of snub this week, said Mike Barber of the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch.

    IN

    ” No. 22 North Carolina is ranked for the earliest hour dated this season.

    ” No. 25 Tulane is this week™s breakthrough team. The Green Wave (6-1) is ranked for the earliest hour dated since 1998, when quarterback Shaun King led them to an unbeaten hour dated accompanied by every one one other accompanied by No. 7 inside the final Top 25.

    OUT

    ” Kansas lost place of set of two unswerving games following snapping a poll drought of 13 years accompanied by every one one other accompanied by is unranked again.

    ” James Madison is not here following becoming the earliest team to exist ranked inside its earliest hour dated while an FBS member. The Dukes lost 45-38 on the road at new Sun Belt competitor Georgia Southern.

    CONFERENCE CALL

    SEC ” 6 (Nos. 1, 3, 6, 7, 19, 24).

    ACC ” 5 (Nos. 5, 13, 14, 22, 23).

    Big 12 ” 4 (Nos. 8, 11, 17, 20).

    Big Ten ” 4 (No. 2, 4, 16, 18).

    Pac-12 ” 4 (Nos. 9, 10, 12, 15).

    American ” 2 (Nos. 21, 25).

    RANKED vs. RANKED

    After sextet games matching ranked teams this past weekend, five additional are on tap, including the earliest top-10 matchup inside the Pac-12 since the 2016 conference championship game (No. 4 Washington accompanied by every one one other accompanied by No. 9 Colorado).

    No. 14 Syracuse at No. 5 Clemson.

    No. 20 Texas at No. 11 Oklahoma State.

    No. 9 UCLA at No. 10 Oregon.

    No. 24 Mississippi State at No. 6 Alabama.

    No. 17 Kansas State at No. 8 TCU.

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