For the first time since the preseason poll was released, Alabama is not the No. 1 team in the Associated Press top 25. The Crimson Tide dropped to No. 4 after losing to Texas A&M while Oregon moved up to the top spot.
At 6-4, Minnesota is still a win or two shy of top 25 consideration, but five Big Ten teams did receive votes in this week's poll. Ohio State, who was off on a bye week, dropped one spot to No. 6. The Buckeyes were tied with Georgia for the No. 5 spot last week but fell behind the Bulldogs this week.
Nebraska improved to 8-2 with a win against Penn State on Saturday and the Cornhuskers moved up two spots to No. 16. The Michigan Wolverines are the third Big Ten team in the top 25 as they moved back into the rankings at No. 23. Wisconsin and Northwestern also received votes in this week's poll.
Here is this week's AP Top 25:
|2||Kansas State (14)||10-0||1,451||3|
|3||Notre Dame (1)||10-0||1,382||4|
Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 79, Northern Illinois 77, Mississippi State 48, Wisconsin 26, UCF 16, Boise State 14, Arizona 6, Fresno State 6, Cincinnati 6, TCU 5, San Jose State 4, Utah State 4, Tulsa 4, San Diego State 3, Northwestern 2, Toledo 1, Washington 1