Alabama was the biggest favorite (18 points) in the history of games between top 6 teams when they took the field against Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide proved their superiority, and emerged as 33-14 victors. They unsurprisingly retained the top spot, followed in the top five by Michigan, Clemson, Washington and Lousville.
Houston- who were ranked #6 in the poll just two weeks ago- were embarrassed 38-16 by SMU for their second straight loss, and fell from #11 to completely out of the rankings.
Arkansas- who were humbled 56-3 by Auburn- and Ole Miss- who fell to LSU by a score of 38-21- also fell out of the rankings this week. The Razorbacks were ranked #17 last week, and the Rebels were #23.
On the other hand, Auburn and LSU were the biggest gainers in the poll this weekend. Auburn and LSU both moved up six spots, to #15 and #19, respectively.
Penn State moved into the #24 spot as a result of their upset of Ohio State. They were sandwiched by the other two newcomers in this week’s top 25, #23 Colorado and #25 Virginia Tech.
AP College Football Poll
Dropped from rankings: Houston 11, Arkansas 17, Ole Miss 23
Others receiving votes: Washington State 84, Houston 67, Oklahoma State 62, Arkansas 14, Troy 6, USC 5, San Diego State 2, Pittsburgh 2, SMU 1