Georgia, Ohio State still 1-2 in polls; USC now 5th – The Tribune

Georgia, Ohio State still 1-2 in polls; USC now 5

Published Sunday 20 November 2022 17:49

The Associated Press

Southern California made it into the top five in The Associated Press’s college football poll for the first time in five years on Sunday.

Georgia received 62 of the 63 votes for first place in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank as the top four teams maintained their places after playing variously close games on Saturday.

No. 2 Ohio State received the other first vote. Michigan was again No. 3, followed by TCU.

The fifth-place Trojans moved up two spots after a thrilling win over rivals UCLA. The last time USC finished in the top five was September 2017 when it started at No. 4 but spent most of the season in their teens before finishing 12th.

Lincoln Riley’s first season as USC coach produced one of the best turnarounds in the country, with the Trojans going from four wins to 10 and the regular-season finale against No. 13 Notre Dame and a Pac-12 championship game that pending .

“If you had told me at the end of last season that I was here now with this group of guys and could play for a league, I would have called you a dead liar. I’m just being totally honest,” USC fourth-year receiver Kyle Ford told reporters after the UCLA game. “I’m just so grateful for everyone on this team.”

LSU stayed at No. 6. Clemson moved up two spots to No. 7. Alabama stayed in eighth and Tennessee fell four spots to 9th after getting upset over a blowout in South Carolina.

In their 63-38 win, the Gamecocks scored more points against a top-five team as an unranked team than any other in AP Poll history.

Oregon rounded out the top 10 after the Ducks defeated Utah in the Pac-12’s other marquee game on Saturday night.

CHOICE POINTS

Georgia set a school record with its 10th appearance at No. 1 this season. Last year, the Bulldogs had nine No. 1s, the most in school history.

Georgia has ranked No. 1 a total of 34 times, tying Michigan for 12th most in the history of the AP poll, which goes back to 1936.

Southern California is in the top five for the 283rd time in the polls’ history. That’s seventh place, 13 behind Nebraska.

The top 5 within the top 5: Alabama (451), Oklahoma (430), Ohio State (418), Notre Dame (318), and Michigan (306).

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Texas again.

The 24th-ranked Longhorns, who started the season unranked, have advanced into the top 25 four times. They didn’t manage to stay there for more than two weeks.

A stunning win over Kansas put the Longhorns back in the standings as they head towards a season finale against Baylor.

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Oklahoma State lost its rivalry game to Oklahoma, falling to 7-4 and falling out of the rankings again.

TELEPHONE CONFERENCE

Pac-12-6 (#5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 22).

SEC – 5 (#1, 6, 8, 9, 20).

ACC – 3 (#7, 16, 18).

American – 3 (Nos. 19, 21, 25).

Big Ten – 3 (Nos. 2, 3, 11).

Big 12 – 3 (Nos. 4, 15, 24).

Sun Belt – 1 (#23).

Independent — 1 (#13).

RANKED vs RANKED

High Stakes Rivalry Weekend:

— No. 19 Tulane at No. 21 Cincinnati, Friday. The winner hosts the UK Championship match.

– No. 10 Oregon at No. 22 Oregon State. For the first time since 2012, both are counted.

– No. 3 Michigan in the state of No. 2 Ohio. The best combined finish between the two was also 2-3 en route to 2016, which was decided by a fourth-place finish in overtime.

– No. 13 Notre Dame at No. 5 USC. Both are ranked for the first time since 2017.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’s college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through November 19, total scores based on 25 points for a first-place vote to one point for a vote for 25th place and earlier ranking:

recording Points Prv
1. Georgia (62) 11-0 1574 1
2. Ohio St. (1) 11-0 1507 2
3.Michigan 11-0 1446 3
4. TCU 11-0 1395 4
5th South Cal 10-1 1293 7
6. LSU 9-2 1241 6
7. Klemson 10-1 1152 9
8. Alabama 9-2 1131 8th
9. Tennessee 9-2 1058 5
10.Oregon 9-2 1009 12
11. Pennstr. 9-2 994 11
12. Washington 9-2 879 fifteen
13. Notre Dame 8-3 710 18
14. Utah 8-3 709 10
15 Kansas St. 8-3 697 19
16. Floridastr. 8-3 579 20
17.UCLA 8-3 562 16
18. North Carolina 9-2 464 13
19. Tulane 9-2 441 21
20. Mississippi 8-3 395 14
21. Cincinnati 9-2 353 22
22. Oregon St. 8-3 271 25
23. Coastal Carolina 9-1 186 23
24.Texas 7-4 128
25th UCF 8-3 87 17

Others receive votes: UTSA 85, South Carolina 44, Troy 34, Boise St. 16, Illinois 12, Iowa 5, Louisville 5, Mississippi St. 3, South Alabama 3, Purdue 2, Arkansas 2, Oklahoma St. 2, Fresno St 1.

The USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll Top 25 with team records THROUGH SATURDAY in parentheses, total scores based on 25 for first place to one point for 25th place, placement in last week’s poll, and first place votes received.

recording Points Pvs
1. Georgia (59) (11-0) 1546 1
2. State of Ohio (1) (11-0) 1484 2
3.Michigan (2) (11-0) 1420 3
4. TCU (11-0) 1372 4
5. Southern California (10-1) 1277 6
6. LSU (9-2) 1229 7
7. Alabama (9-2) 1147 8th
8. Klemson (10-1) 1142 9
9.Oregon (9-2) 1004 13
10. Penn State (9-2) 990 12
11. Tennessee (9-2) 950 5
12. Washington (9-2) 855 fifteen
13. State of Kansas (8-3) 761 17
14. Utah (8-3) 703 10
15. Notre Dame (8-3) 657 19
16. State of Florida (8-3) 562 20
17. North Carolina (9-2) 496 11
18.UCLA (8-3) 483 16
19. Mississippi (8-3) 429 14
20. Tulane (9-2) 386 22
21. Cincinnati (9-2) 376 21
22. State of Oregon (8-3) 257 NO
23. Coastal Carolina (9-1) 222 23
24.Texas (7-4) 112 NO
25. Texas-San Antonio (9-2) 70 NO

Eliminated: No. 18 Central Florida (8-3); No. 24 Oklahoma State (7-4); No. 25 North Carolina State (7-4).

Others receiving votes: Central Florida (8-3) 41; Troy (9-2) 39; South Carolina (7-4) 38; Pittsburgh (7-4) 17; Guardwood (7-4) 16; Iowa (7-4) 15; Louisville (7-4) 9; Boise State (8-3) 9; Illinois (7-4) 8; South Alabama (9-2) 8; Air Force (8-3) 6; Purdue (7-4) 5; freedom (8-3) 3; Washington State (7-4) 3; Georgia Tech (5-6) 2; State of Mississippi (7-4) 1st

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