TUSCALOOSA – LSU cemented its spot at No. 1 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll after its big win Saturday against Alabama, which fell from the second ranking to No. 4.
LSU moved to 9-0 and Alabama to 8-1 with the Tigers’ 46-41 victory.
In the latest poll, released Sunday, Minnesota (9-0) jumped from No. 13 to No. 7 with its upset of Penn State on Saturday. And another Big Ten team, No. 24 Indiana (7-2), entered the Top 25 for the first time since 1994.
Moving up one spot was Ohio State (9-0), a 73-14 winner over Maryland. The Buckeyes were No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday. The committee’s new rankings will be released Tuesday night.
Clemson (10-0) assumed the No. 3 position after thumping North Carolina State 55-10. At No. 5 was Georgia (8-1), which climbed one spot after defeating Missouri.
Rounding out the top 10 were a quartet of 8-1 teams: No. 6 Oregon and No. 8 Utah, followed by Penn State and Oklahoma.
With the addition of Indiana this week, the Big Ten has seven ranked teams. Joining the three in the top 10 are Michigan (No. 14). Wisconsin (15) and Iowa (23).
Two Big 12 teams moved into the rankings: No. 22 Texas (6-3) and No. 25 Oklahoma State (6-3).
Falling out of the Top 25 this week were Kansas State, Wake Forest and San Diego State. Each team lost on Saturday.