AP Poll: See the Latest Changes to the Top 25 College Football Rankings

AP Poll: See the Latest Changes to the Top 25 College Football Rankings

“Deion Sanders wasted no time in propelling Colorado into the AP Top 25 college football poll, achieving this feat within just a week. Fresh from a remarkable victory over the then-No. 17 TCU, the Buffaloes have proudly entered the rankings, securing the No. 22 spot.

Meanwhile, Florida State delivered an impressive performance in the week’s sole top-10 matchup, convincingly defeating the former No. 5 LSU with a commanding score of 45-24. On the other hand, the preseason top four contenders – Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Alabama – all secured comfortable victories.

So, what do these developments mean for the new rankings? Below, you’ll find the complete Top 25, insights into what lies ahead for these teams, and key statistics to highlight their performance:

No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs

Previous ranking: 1

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated UT Martin 48-7

Stat to know: With this victory, Georgia has set a new school record for the most consecutive wins, reaching an impressive streak of 18 wins.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Ball State, noon, SEC Network

No. 2 Michigan Wolverines

Previous ranking: 2

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated East Carolina 30-3

Stat to know: Blake Corum’s rushing touchdown, his 32nd career rushing touchdown, ties him with Bo Nix from Oregon as the most among active FBS players.

What’s next: Saturday vs. UNLV, 3:30 p.m., CBS

No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide

Previous ranking: 4

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Middle Tennessee 56-7

Stat to know: Jalen Milroe made history as the first Alabama quarterback to throw three touchdowns and rush for two more in a single game.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Texas, 7 p.m., ESPN

No. 4 Florida State Seminoles

Previous ranking: 8

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated LSU 45-24

Stat to know: Wide receiver Keon Coleman, a Michigan State transfer, showcased his skills with two contested touchdown catches, contributing to his FBS-best nine contested-catch touchdowns since last season’s start.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Southern Miss, 8:30 p.m., ACC Network

No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes

Previous ranking: 3

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Indiana 23-3

Stat to know: Ohio State has now defeated Indiana 29 consecutive times, marking the longest active streak among current FBS teams.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Youngstown State, noon, Big Ten Network

No. 6 USC Trojans

Previous ranking: 6

2023 record: 2-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Nevada 66-14

Stat to know: Caleb Williams became the third USC quarterback to achieve three career games with 300 yards passing, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Stanford, 10:30 p.m., Fox

No. 7 Penn State Nittany Lions

Previous ranking: 7

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated West Virginia 38-15

Stat to know: QB Drew Allar made an impressive debut with 325 yards and three touchdown passes in his first career start.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Delaware, noon, Peacock

No. 8 Washington Huskies

Previous ranking: 10

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Boise State 56-19

Stat to know: Michael Penix Jr. made history as the first Washington QB to throw for more than 400 yards and five touchdowns in a single game.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Tulsa, 5 p.m., Pac-12 Network

No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers

Previous ranking: 12

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Virginia 49-13

Stat to know: Under coach Josh Heupel’s leadership, Tennessee has scored 45 points or more in 12 games since the start of the 2021 season, second only to Ohio State in that span.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Austin Peay, 5 p.m., ESPN+

No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Previous ranking: 13

2023 record: 2-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Tennessee State 56-3

Stat to know: QB Sam Hartman continues his impressive streak, throwing a touchdown pass in 32 consecutive games, the longest such streak in FBS.

What’s next: Saturday at NC State, noon, ABC

No. 11 Texas Longhorns

Previous ranking: 11

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Rice 37-10

Stat to know: Texas forced three or more turnovers for the first time since October 2, 2021, ending a lengthy streak.

What’s next: Saturday at Alabama, 7 p.m., ESPN

No. 12 Utah Utes

Previous ranking: 14

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Florida 24-11

Stat to know: Utah dominated Florida with a score of 24-11, holding the Gators to just 13 rushing yards.

What’s next: Saturday at Baylor, noon, ESPN

No. 13 Oregon Ducks

Previous ranking: 15

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Portland State 81-7

Stat to know: Oregon’s 81 points were the most in a Pac-12 opener since 1991 and the most in a season opener since 1916.

What’s next: Saturday at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Fox

No. 14 LSU Tigers

Previous ranking: 5

2023 record: 0-1

Week 1 result: Lost to Florida State 45-24

Stat to know: Coach Brian Kelly’s record in AP top-10 matchups now stands at 3-10, ranking him fourth-worst in the AP poll era.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Grambling, 7:30 p.m., ESPN+

No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats

Previous ranking: 16

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Southeast Missouri State 45-0

Stat to know: Will Howard became just the third Big 12 quarterback to achieve a passing, rushing, and receiving touchdown in a single half.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Troy, noon, FS1

No. 16 Oregon State Beavers

Previous ranking: 18

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated San Jose State 42-17

Stat to know: With Oregon State’s win, the Pac-12 achieved a perfect 13-0 record for the season, marking the first time since 1932 that each team won their opener.

What’s next: Saturday vs. UC Davis, 9 p.m., Pac-12 Network.

No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels

Previous ranking: 21

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated South Carolina 31-17

Stat to know: Mack Brown made history as the first coach to win 100 games at two different FBS schools.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Appalachian State, 5:15 p.m., ACC Network

No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners

Previous ranking: 20

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Arkansas State 73-0

Stat to know: Oklahoma’s win marked the program’s fourth-largest season-opening win and the second-largest win in Big 12 history.

What’s next: Saturday vs. SMU, 6 p.m., ESPN+

No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers

Previous ranking: 19

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Buffalo 38-17

Stat to know: Wisconsin’s 501 yards of offense marked their highest in a season opener since 2013.

What’s next: Saturday at Washington State, 7:30 p.m., ABC

No. 20 Ole Miss Rebels

Previous ranking: 22

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Mercer 73-7

Stat to know: Ole Miss achieved their sixth-largest margin of victory in school history with a 66-point win.

What’s next: Saturday at Tulane, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 21 Duke Blue Devils

Previous ranking: NR

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated Clemson 28-7

Stat to know: Duke’s victory over then-No. 9 Clemson marked their first win over a top-10 team since 1989.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Lafayette, 9 p.m., ESPN+

No. 22 Colorado Buffaloes

Previous ranking: NR

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated No. 17 TCU 45-42

Stat to know: QB Shedeur Sanders set a Colorado record with 510 passing yards, while Travis Hunter became the first FBS player in the past 20 years with more than 100 receiving yards and an interception in a single game.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Nebraska, noon, Fox

No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies

Previous ranking: 23

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated New Mexico 52-10

Stat to know: QB Conner Weigman became the first Texas A&M player with five touchdown passes in a season opener.

What’s next: Saturday at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC

No. 24 Tulane Green Wave

Previous ranking: 24

2023 record: 1-0

Week 1 result: Defeated South Alabama 37-17

Stat to know: QB Michael Pratt had an impressive game, going 14-for-15 passing with four touchdowns, tying Patrick Ramsey’s school record of 72 career touchdown passes.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Ole Miss, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 25 Clemson Tigers

Previous ranking: 9

2023 record: 0-1

Week 1 result: Lost to Duke 28-7

Stat to know: Clemson’s seven points marked their lowest against an unranked team in the Dabo Swinney era.

What’s next: Saturday vs. Charleston Southern, 2:15 p.m., ACC Network

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