Check out the biggest winners and losers from the latest AP Top 25 Poll in these batch of college football rankings.
There were massive changes in the most recent college football rankings, as the AP Top 25 Poll has a new No. 1, as well as several new entrants heading into the Week 6 slate.
Two teams formerly ranked inside of the top 10 lost in Kentucky, and later North Carolina State. A few others were pushed, most notably Georgia, and to some extent, Alabama. While everybody ranked inside of the top 10 is undefeated, a few teams who we have not seen inside of the top 25 for a minute have made their triumphant returns. However, some wins way are bigger than others.
Here are the biggest winners and losers from the latest AP Top 25 Poll heading into Week 6.
College football rankings: AP Top 25 Poll, Week 6 winners
A strong fourth quarter pushed Alabama past Georgia back into the No. 1 spot
For a minute there, it looked like the Arkansas Razorbacks had the potential to upset the Alabama Crimson Tide for the first time in nearly two decades on Saturday. Despite losing Bryce Young due to injury early in the first half, Jalen Milroe did just fine in relief. What did propel Alabama back on top was the outstanding play of Georgia Tech running back transfer Jahmyr Gibbs in the fourth.
Oklahoma State was rewarded after avenging its Big 12 title loss vs. Baylor
While there were other games grabbing people’s attention way more, look at what Mike Gundy’s Oklahoma State Cowboys did in Waco on Saturday. The Pokes avenged their Big 12 title bout loss to Baylor at McLane Stadium, nonetheless. Although TCU and Kansas are undefeated this season as well, Oklahoma State looks strong and powerful to potentially come out of the Big 12 this year.
Ole Miss might be the third-best team in the SEC this year, possibly the second
Even though Kentucky did not take care of the football, what a huge home win for Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss Rebels! They moved up five spots from No. 14 and into the top 10 at No. 9. Although they still have to play the likes of Alabama and Mississippi State this year, the Rebels may have what it takes to win double-digit games again, possibly getting to Atlanta should the Crimson Tide slip up.
It actually happened! The Kansas Jayhawks are a ranked college football team!
The reigning men’s basketball national champions also share a campus with a ranked football team. That’s right! Kansas is 5-0 and ranked No. 19 in the country. The Jayhawks narrowly defeated Iowa State last weekend and get to host fellow Big 12 unbeaten TCU on ESPN’s College GameDay this weekend. A win for Jayhawks means they are, dare I say it, going bowling, baby!
Even though these four teams were winners in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, not all were so lucky…