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AP Top 25 takeaways: Texas A&M falls; ‘Bama blanks LSU

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Mississippi State’s upset of Texas A&M just a few days after the first College Football Playoff rankings was a good reminder: When it comes to the selection committee’s top 25, “controversies” often don’t last long. The Aggies were a surprising fourth ahead of unbeaten Washington in the first CFP rankings, but they won’t be in that spot anymore. Fans will have to find something new to complain about on Tuesday – which probably won’t be too tough. Week 10 featured…

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Gators enter top 10 in AP poll; Seminoles 19th

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The Florida Gators have crashed the top 10 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. Following their 24-10 victory over rival Georgia on Saturday, Florida (6-1) climbed four positions to come in at No. 10,  their highest ranking of the year. Florida State (5-3), after their heartbreaking 37-34 loss to No. 3 Clemson, fell seven spots to come in at No. 19. A victory would have seen the Seminoles firmly ensconced within the top 10. As it stands, Florida…

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Idle Florida teams move up in AP Top 25

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Florida State and Florida are the two state schools still standing in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Both teams were idle over the weekend, but moved ahead one spot each to 12th and 14th, respectively. Miami fell out of the top 25 following their big loss at Virginia Tech on Thursday, their third straight. The Hokies earned enough support to be ranked 25th, one week after falling out of the poll because of an embarrassing loss to Syracuse. South…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Buckeyes still have playoff path

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Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. Just when it looked like the college football weekend was going to be filled with more of the same, Penn State pulled off the biggest upset of the season. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 8. 1. As No. 2 Ohio State picks up the pieces from a surprising loss at Happy Valley, the most important thing to know is this: If the…

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AP Top 25: ‘Noles, Gators in top 15; ‘Canes out

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Both Florida State and Florida moved up in this week’s AP Top 25, while the Miami Hurricanes fell out of the rankings. The Seminoles climbed one spot to No. 13, while the Gators moved up three spots to claim the No. 15 ranking. Miami’s loss to North Carolina, their second straight defeat, dropped them out of the poll after reaching as high as number 10 just two weeks ago. Another Florida team is making some noise. The South Florida Bulls,…

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Seminoles on the rise in AP Top 25; Gators steady, ‘Canes drop

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The Florida State Seminoles are on a wild ride in the AP Top 25 poll. One week after taking a huge fall following a loss to North Carolina, the Seminoles climbed nine spots to claim the No. 14 spot in this week’s poll. FSU’s 20-19 win at Miami, featuring a strong defensive performance, impressed enough voters to bring them back to some relevance. The Hurricanes dropped from No. 10 to No. 16. Florida remained at No. 18 following an unscheduled…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Vols run out of magic, Houston upset

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If the first six weeks of the college football season have taught fans anything, it’s this: Never turn off a Tennessee game. The Volunteers remained America’s most interesting college football team, though not undefeated. Navy upset the playoff race and Charlie Strong had another bad, bad day. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 6: 1. If you were looking forward to a couple of months of talking about whether No. 6 Houston could or should be selected for the College…

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