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New College Football Top 25 Polls

A look at the latest top 25 polls after a wild Week 3.

Week 3 is in the books, so it’s time for another round of top 25 polls.

The latest AP Top 25 Poll has a big shakeup within the top 10, as Georgia has passed Clemson to take over the No. 2 spot. Along with LSU jumping to the No. 6 spot, the SEC can now claim four top-10 teams in the latest AP Poll, far and away the most any league has.

It’s pretty clear that Alabama will have their work cut out for them in defending their national title crown, as they’ll have to face the No. 2, 9, 14 and 22 teams just to make it to the College Football Playoff if they face Georgia in the SEC Championship.

As for Kentucky, they came somewhat close to make the top 25, but five other teams received more votes than them outside the top 25.

College Football AP Top 25 Poll Week 4

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Georgia Bulldogs
  3. Clemson Tigers
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Oklahoma Sooners
  6. LSU Tigers
  7. Stanford Cardinal
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  9. Auburn Tigers
  10. Washington Huskies/Penn State Nittany Lions
  11. N/A
  12. West Virginia Mountaineers
  13. Virginia Tech Hokies
  14. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  15. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  16. UCF Knights
  17. TCU Horned Frogs
  18. Wisconsin Badgers
  19. Michigan Wolverines
  20. Oregon Ducks
  21. Miami-Florida Hurricanes
  22. Texas A&M Aggies
  23. Boston College Eagles
  24. Michigan State Spartans
  25. BYU Cougars

Others receiving votes: Iowa 64, Boise St. 62, Duke 61, Colorado 49, California 40, Kentucky 38, South Florida 14, Texas 12, NC State 10, Arizona St. 9, Missouri 8, Utah 6, San Diego St. 5, North Texas 4, South Carolina 4, Washington St. 2, Syracuse 2.

As for the latest Coaches Poll, which has the Kentucky Wildcats just narrowly missing the cut. Despite a 3-0 start to the season, Kentucky hasn’t done quite enough yet to crack the top 25, but they continue to receiver plenty of votes. They’re actually getting the 26th-most votes, so they just narrowly missed on making the top 25.

I don’t think there’s any question that Kentucky will be in next week’s top 25 if they’re able to upset a top-15 Mississippi State team this week. The Bulldogs come to Kroger Field with a 3-0 record of their own and have what looks like one of its best teams in program history.

Beating the Bulldogs would be another program-shifting win for Kentucky, who already has one top-25 win this year at Florida. The Wildcats have a good case to be ranked now, but the pollsters need to see more before making that leap and giving Mark Stoops his first top 25 ranking as a head coach.

The top five remains the same after Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma all won in impressive fashion this past week. However, Wisconsin took a big drop from No. 6 following their home loss to unranked BYU.

No. 7 Auburn also went down at the gun to LSU, making the first time two top-seven teams have gone down in the same week this year.

College Football Coaches Top 25 Poll Week 4

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Oklahoma Sooners
  6. LSU Tigers
  7. Stanford Cardinal
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  9. Penn State Nittany Lions
  10. Virginia Tech Hokies
  11. Auburn Tigers
  12. Washington Huskies
  13. West Virginia Mountaineers
  14. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  15. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  16. Wisconsin Badgers
  17. TCU Horned Frogs
  18. UCF Knights
  19. Oregon Ducks
  20. Miami-Florida Hurricanes
  21. Michigan Wolverines
  22. Texas A&M Aggies
  23. Michigan State Spartans
  24. Boise State Broncos
  25. Boston College Eagles

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 98; Duke 55; South Florida 45; Colorado 41; South Carolina 40; Iowa 36; Washington State 35; Brigham Young 30; Missouri 21; NC State 19; Appalachian State 13; Syracuse 11; California 11; Utah 10; Cincinnati 10; Texas 9; North Texas 5; Troy 4; Minnesota 3; San Diego State 3; Florida 3; Arizona State 3; Houston 2; Tennessee 2; Arkansas State 2; Vanderbilt 2; Fresno State 1.