AP Top 25 poll: Cincinnati up to No. 2, Iowa plummets out of top 10 in latest college football rankings

AP Top 25 poll: Cincinnati up to No. 2, Iowa plummets out of top 10 in latest college football rankings
AP Top 25 poll: Cincinnati up to No. 2, Iowa plummets out of top 10 in latest college football rankings

The Hawkeyes are no longer in the top 10 squad after their Week 7 defeat by Purdue

After rising to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 last week – its highest in polls since 1985 – Iowa dropped sharply to No. 11 following a 24-7 home loss to Purdue. Loss was so blocked that voters even put the Hawkeyes behind No. 7 Penn State, which was defeated by Iowa on October 9.

Cincinnati have risen to claim the 2nd place left by the Hawkeyes after beating UCF 56-21 on Saturday to move up to 6-0. The Bearcats ‘No. 2 spot in AP Poll clashes this week with Coach Poll, who moved on to Oklahoma in second place following the Sooners’ victory at TCU.

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But the news was not bad at all for the Big Ten. Ohio State and Michigan have moved up to 5th place and No. 6, respectively, although they have farewell weeks. Michigan State moved up one place to nine after hitting Indiana on the road. In total, five of the top 11 teams in the AP survey this week came from the Big Ten.

For one thing, the Oklahoma Region was one of the biggest milestones, as the Cowboys skipped four dots to No. 8 after staying undefeated with a victory coming back from Texas.

Here’s the poll in its entirety.

1. Georgia
2. Cincinnati
3. Oklahoma
4. Alabama
5. Ohio State
6. Michigan
7. Penn State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Michigan State
10. Oregon
11. Iowa
12. Ole Miss
13. Notre Dame
14. Coastal Carolina
15. Kentucky
16. Wake Forest
17. Texas A&M
18. NC State
19. Auburn
20. Baylor
21. SMU
22. San Diego State
23. Pittsburgh
24. UTSA
25. Purdue

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