How the AP Top 25 should’ve looked based on Week 10 performances
Editor’s note: This is not a real poll and is a ranking of teams based on Saturday’s results only. We’ve included the actual Week 11 AP Top 25 for comparison.
Here’s how the AP TOP 25 should’ve looked based on Week 10 performances ONLY
1. Auburn — The SEC’s best win of the weekend went to the Tigers after Gus Malzahn’s team held on to beat fourth-ranked Ole Miss, 35-31. If Auburn wins out, it will be tough to exclude the defending SEC champs from the College Football Playoff.
2. Florida State — Winning a Thursday night showdown’s no easy feat, but the Seminoles escaped Louisville still unbeaten despite a three-touchdown deficit late in the first half.
4. Mississippi State — With a dream season hanging in the balance, the nation’s top-ranked team scored 17 unanswered points to avoid an Arkansas upset.
6. Arizona State — The Sun Devils’ strengthened an impressive season-long resume with their third win over a ranked team, beating Utah in overtime. Arizona State battles Notre Dame next.
8. Notre Dame
9. Michigan State
10. Florida — The Gators and Will Muschamp looked like a different team in Jacksonville, bludgeoning Georgia with more than 400 yards rushing.
12. Ohio State
14. Nebraska — The Cornhuskers won their eighth game of the season convincingly after disposing of Purdue by three touchdowns.
16. UCLA — The Bruins stuffed a solid nationally-ranked Arizona team, limiting prolific quarterback Anu Solomon to a season-low 183 yards of total offense.
17. Ole Miss — Hugh Freeze’s team suffered a devastating narrow loss to Auburn, one that essentially ended hopes at a Western Division crown and Playoff berth.
20. Mizzou — Aided by Georgia’s loss to Florida, the Tigers moved into the Eastern Division driver’s seat with a win over Kentucky.
22. Colorado State
24. Wisconsin — Equipped with the nation’s third-best scoring defense, the Badgers blanked Rutgers, 37-0.
25. Georgia — Nick Chubb managed another solid outing for the Bulldogs, but the East favorite lost control of its own destiny with a loss to Florida.