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AP Top 25 Poll - Week Four

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Will UNC continue to fall? What does the early Heisman race look like? What are they thinking? Let’s take a closer look at this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.

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With their narrow victory over Ole Miss, Alabama remains at the top of the AP Poll for the fourth week in a row. Louisville makes a big jump in the polls after their dominant victory over FSU. UNC is just one of the “others receiving votes”, and the pollsters can’t quite figure out where to put Georgia.

Let’s take a look at this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.

AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Alabama (3-0)
  2. Ohio State (3-0)
  3. Louisville (3-0)
  4. Michigan (3-0)
  5. Clemson (3-0)
  6. Houston (3-0)
  7. Stanford (2-0)
  8. Michigan State (2-0)
  9. Washington (3-0)
  10. Texas A&M (3-0)
  11. Wisconsin (3-0)
  12. Georgia (3-0)
  13. Florida State (2-1)
  14. Tennessee (3-0)
  15. Miami (3-0)
  16. Baylor (3-0)
  17. Arkansas (3-0)
  18. LSU (2-1)
  19. Florida (3-0)
  20. Nebraska (3-0)
  21. Texas (2-1)
  22. San Diego State (3-0)
  23. Mississippi (1-2)
  24. Utah (3-0)
  25. Oklahoma (1-2)
  • Where is UNC?

After defeating James Madison by a score of 56-28 this past weekend, the Tar Heels fell to number 35 in the AP Poll. This is one spot down from the previous week. It doesn’t matter how good of a FCS team James Madison is, the fact is that Carolina gave up 28 points at home to a FCS team. Another issue for the Heels is that Illinois lost 34-10 to Western Michigan, so that win doesn’t seem nearly as good as it did the previous week.

UNC was ranked #19 by Brett McMurphy of ESPN, so there is that.

  • Biggest movers (up and down)

Up: Nebraska (13 spots), Miami (10 spots), Louisville (7 spots), Texas A&M (7 spots), Arkansas (7 spots)

Down: Florida State (11 spots), Oklahoma (11 spots), Texas (10 spots)

Roller Coaster Poll Rider: Georgia (#18 - #9 - #16 - #12)

  • Early Heisman Watch
  • Best Top 25 games of the week

Georgia (#12) vs. Ole Miss (#23)

Wisconsin (#11) vs. Michigan State (#8)

Florida (#19) vs. Tennessee (#14)

Arkansas (#17) vs. Texas A&M (#10)

  • Welcome and goodbye

Newcomers to Top 25: Nebraska (#20), San Diego State (#22), Utah (#24)

Dropped out of Top 25: Iowa (#30), Notre Dame (#33), Oregon (#34)

  • What are they thinking? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sam McKewon (Omaha World-Herald) - San Diego State at #13? UCLA at #15?

Matt Charboneau (The Detroit News) - Louisville at #8? Boise State at #15?

Jon Wilner (San Jose Mercury News) - Wisconsin at #6? Arkansas at #8?

  • Conference Breakdown

ACC - 4 teams

Big Ten - 5 teams

Big 12 - 3 teams

Pac-12 - 3 teams

SEC - 8 teams