AP Top 25: Georgia is No. 1, Big Ten major presence in top 10

AP Top 25: Georgia is No. 1, Big Ten major presence in top 10
AP Top 25: Georgia is No. 1, Big Ten major presence in top 10

The Bulldogs took the top spot after Alabama fell to Texas A&M and Iowa moved to No. 2 and Cincinnati No. 3

The Georgia Bulldogs reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 Poll for the first time since voting before 2008 and for the first time in a regular-season survey since 1982. The Bulldogs opened 2008 with a 45-21 victory over Georgia Southern, but apparently it was not an impressive victory, as the Bulldogs fell to No. 2 the following week.

The situation is a win compared to Kentucky’s 11 undefeated defeats this weekend that will not allow Georgia, who received all 62 first-round votes, to run in next week’s election.

The Iowa Hawkeyes found themselves behind Georgia at No. 2, climbing to the top after their 23-20 win over Penn State and Alabama 41-38 in a Texas A&M. 3 Cincinnati has its best position ever.

Crimson Tide fell to four places at No. 5, and Penn State dropped to No. 7. BYU was the only team out of the top 10 last week, falling to No. 19 following a defeat by Boise State. In their place could be replaced by the State of Michigan, which jumped from No. 11 to No. 10. The biggest increase in polls this week comes from Texas A&M, joining poll number 21 after not counting last week. Beating Alabama will do just that.

Here’s the poll in its entirety.

  1. Georgia (62 first-place votes)

  2. Iowa

  3. Cincinnati

  4. Oklahoma

  5. Alabama

  6. Ohio State

  7. Penn State

  8. Michigan

  9. Oregon

  10. Michigan State

  11. Kentucky

  12. Oklahoma State

  13. Ole Miss

  14. Notre Dame

  15. Coastal Carolina

  16. Wake Forest

  17. Arkansas

  18. Arizona State

  19. BYU

  20. Florida

  21. Texas A&M

  22. NC State

  23. SMU

  24. San Diego State

  25. Texas