Ohio State surpassed Michigan, climbing to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll. Washington and Florida State also swapped positions at No. 4 and No. 5, while Georgia maintained the top spot and received 61 first-place votes. The Bulldogs have held this position for 23 consecutive weeks.
Michigan slipped to No. 3 after a close game and Ohio State moved up after a strong performance, receiving one first-place vote. Washington also moved up, achieving its highest ranking since 2016. Florida State dropped a spot after a significant win but a major loss with a player injury.
Other teams maintained their rankings, and Missouri moved up to No. 10. The upcoming Michigan vs. Ohio State matchup will mark the 13th meeting of top-five teams, making it the most common rivalry of its kind. Utah dropped out of the top 25, while Toledo and Iowa re-entered.
Toledo’s entry into the poll increased the number of non-Power Five conference schools in the Top 25 to four, with the SEC leading the way with six teams in the rankings. Lastly, the article mentions the upcoming games and provides links for further updates.