Thursday, 21 November, 2019

AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 2; Ohio State at 4

1802415_web1_1802415-6b8698d61dc544c48fb0d9fef64eb594 Reactions to the Week 8 AP Top 25 Poll: LSU is No. 2, Georgia Falls to No. 10
Shannon Reynolds | 20 October, 2019, 08:23

It was a big night in Death Valley last Saturday as the LSU Tigers beat the then #7 ranked Florida Gators by two touchdowns.

LSU defeated Florida, 42-28, on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Crimson Tide is still No. 1 in the coaches poll and received 44 of the 65 first-place votes. So if we can agree on that (some of you won't but it's the truth), then we can't theoretically dismiss No. 11 Auburn (5-1), No. 12 OR (5-1), No. 13 Utah (5-1), No. 16 MI (5-1), No. 17 Arizona State (5-1), No. 18 Baylor (6-0) OR No. 20 Minnesota (6-0) as Power Five teams that haven't been mathematically eliminated from playoff consideration.

As the game was winding down and it was inevitable that LSU was going to win, 100,000 tiger fans erupted into a gator chomp of their own. Now, as of Sunday LSU sits at number two in the AP polls. They travel to IL this week before the big showdown with Ohio State on 10/26. If Georgia hadn't lost, there's a chance that the SEC would have three of the top four teams in the latest AP poll.

OK, now for the changes on down the ballot in light of all the losses by ranked teams. Alabama avenged the regular-season Game of the Century loss and won the national championship.

Sure, the AP poll, SP+ rankings and conventional wisdom suggest that Georgia and Florida are better than most, if not all, of those other teams, but don't forget that Ohio State debuted at No. 16 in the first-ever College Football Playoff rankings in 2014, when the Buckeyes went on to win the national championship.

- No. 25 Washington (5-2) fell out final week after dropping at Stanford, but it surely bounced again with a decisive highway win in opposition to Arizona on Saturday.

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Virginia's loss to Notre Dame was acceptable but the 17-9 setback at Miami on Friday night showed the Cavaliers have problems I didn't think existed. After getting routed by Alabama, voters lastly bailed on the Aggies.

- Wake Forest misplaced for the primary time this season and dropped out after falling 62-59 to Louisville.

Missouri is finally in the top 25.

Burrow completed 12 straight passes during one stretch against Florida, which ranks as the third-longest streak in school history. The last time the ACC had only one team in the Top 25 was September 28, 2014, when Florida State was No. 1. 12, 13, 17, 25). Though Ohio State still has Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State on their schedule.

Pac-12: All of the talk in the Pac-12 seems to be surrounding OR and the Utah Utes, but how about the Arizona State Sun Devils sneaking up to #17 in the AP Poll at 5-1?

Can we get some more respect for the Pac-12 please?

No. 12 OR at No. 25 Washington. Major Pac-12 North implications.

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