AB Top 25: Alabama is back on top; Up to Notre Dame No.2
Our Lady Sunday moved two places to 2nd place Clemson is upset Saturday night in a dramatic double overtime game. State of Ohio Was in 3rd place. Clemson For the first time this season it dropped to No. 1 and finished No. 4.
The Crimson Tide, which had an open date, received 59 votes out of 62 in the first place. Notre Dame, which topped its best rankings at the end of the 2012 regular season, finished in first two places. The state of Ohio got one.
Texas A&M Moved two places to 5th, the highest ranking of Aqees since finishing fifth to finish the 2012 season.
No. 8 BYU, No. 9 Miami and 10th Indiana took the top 10 spots.
The Hoosiers moved three places later Michigan fell To get their best ranking since they were 10th in 1969.
It’s no surprise when Alabama reaches number one, but it’s always historically significant.
Nick Saban began his second year as coach at Tuscaloosa in at least one appearance at least once during the Crimson Tight seasons. On November 2, 2008, the day after the fall of the state of Arkansas, Tide topped the poll for the first time under Saban.
The No. 1 Texas loser at the Texas Deck that week – Graham Harrell shocked the Red Riders Longhorns in the final seconds to Michael Croftree – to open the door for the Alabama climb.
The second longest-running series to appear first in Andhra poll history belongs to Miami, which ran for seven seasons from 1986-92.
The No. 1 appearance ranks 92nd under Saban and 123rd overall in Alabama’s record. Take Alabama’s other No. 1 appearances, with Saban appearing first in college history behind Ohio State (105), Oklahoma (101) and Notre Dame (98). That, too, is something that has never happened before (91) in Southern California.
– Wild Gates has been ranked No. 23 Northwest for the first time since finishing 21st in the 2018 season.
– No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette returned to the rankings at the start of this season for the first time in almost 80 years.
– Departed after receiving Boise State Powered by BYU Friday night.
– Michigan are out for the first time since falling to 1-2 this season. The Wolverines last qualified for the polls at the end of 2017. Earlier this season, the Big Ten teams were ineligible for the AB Top 25 because the conference did not plan to play the fall table.
SEC – 5 (Nos. 1, 5, 6, 13, 24).
Big Ten – 4 (Nos. 3, 10, 12, 23).
Large 12 – 4 (Nos. 14, 17, 18, 21).
ACC – 3 (Nos. 2, 4, 9).
American – 2 (Nos. 7, 19).
Pack-12 – 2 (Nos. 11, 20).
Sun Belt – 2 (Nos. 15, 25).
C-USA – 1 (No. 16).
Independents – 2 (Nos. 8, 22).
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After four top-25 matches last weekend, there is nothing next week.
Criticize the LSU. Defensive national champions stumbled to 2-3, meaning the Tigers will face Alabama as a team for the first time since 2001.