Alabama falls to No. 13 in AP Prime 25; Texas strikes to No. 3

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Alabama falls to No. 13 in AP Top 25; Texas moves to No. 3

No. 13 Alabama is out of the highest 10 of the Related Press school soccer ballot for the primary time in eight years, and Georgia remained No. 1 on Sunday.

Georgia acquired 57 first-place votes within the AP Prime 25. Michigan held at No. 2 with two first-place votes. No. 3 Texas flipped spots with No. 4 Florida State. The Longhorns acquired three first-place votes, and the Seminoles bought one.

After scraping by USF on Saturday, Alabama (2-1) noticed its streak of consecutive AP ballot appearances ranked within the high 10 snapped at 128. That was the second-longest such streak within the historical past of the ballot, behind Miami’s 137 from 1985 to 1993.

The Crimson Tide are out of the highest 10 for the primary time since Sept. 27, 2015. They dropped out of the highest 10 that September after dropping at Ole Miss however moved again in Oct. 3 and went on to win a nationwide championship.

Georgia now has the longest energetic run of top-10 rankings with 37.

The ugly 17-3 win in opposition to USF marked Alabama’s first sport in opposition to a non-Energy 5 convention opponent since 2007 by which the Tide failed to attain not less than 20 factors. In its earlier 42 video games in opposition to non-Energy 5 opponents, Alabama was unbeaten, with a mean margin of victory of 40 factors.

The remainder of the highest 10: No. 5 USC, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State, No. 8 Washington, No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 10 Oregon.

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The Buckeyes will go to the Combating Irish on Saturday because the centerpiece of an enormous schedule of ranked vs. ranked video games.

Ballot factors

Alabama nonetheless has the longest streak within the nation of consecutive weeks being ranked at 249.

That is the second better of all time however nonetheless a great distance behind the file. Nebraska, below Tom Osborne, was ranked for 348 straight weeks from 1981 to 2002.

The subsequent-best energetic streak behind Alabama’s belongs to Ohio State at 182, though the Buckeyes weren’t eligible for the primary few regular-season polls of the 2020 season.

Georgia’s streak is at 102. Michigan is fourth greatest at 34, and Utah has the fifth-longest energetic Prime 25 streak at 25.

Transferring in, transferring out

Kansas State was the one workforce to fall out of the rating this week, after dropping at Missouri on a 61-yard area objective as time expired.

No. 25 Florida moved again in for the primary time since Sept. 24 of final season after upsetting Tennessee, which dropped 12 spots to No. 23.

“It validates your plan, what you are promoting to a level,” Florida coach Billy Napier stated after the sport. “That is what you need as a pacesetter. … That is much more enjoyable.”

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With the Gators again within the AP Prime 25, Florida State, Miami and Florida are all ranked for the primary time since Sept. 17, 2017.

Convention name

The one two ranked groups within the Huge 12 this week are those leaving after this season, Texas and Oklahoma.

Though, to be truthful, Colorado and Utah might be becoming a member of from the Pac-12, and the Utes are No. 11 and Buffaloes No. 19, the latter after successful a double-overtime thriller in opposition to Colorado State.

Pac-12: 8 (Nos. 5, 8, 10, 11, 14, 19, 21, 22)
SEC: 6 (Nos. 1, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25)
ACC: 4 (Nos. 4, 17, 18, 20)
Huge Ten: 4 (Nos. 2, 6, 7, 24)
Huge 12: 2 (Nos. 3, 16)
Unbiased: 1 (No. 9).

Subsequent week: Ranked vs. ranked

No. 6 Ohio State at No. 9 Notre Dame: For the second straight yr, it is a top-10 matchup.

No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 13 Alabama: Crimson Tide lead collection 9-3 when each are ranked.

No. 22 UCLA at No. 11 Utah: The second assembly with each groups ranked. The primary was final yr.

No. 19 Colorado at No. 10 Oregon: First regular-season assembly with each groups ranked.

No. 14 Oregon State at No. 21 Washington State: The Beavers and Cougars, the Pac-12’s left-behinds, have performed 98 occasions however by no means earlier than when each groups had been ranked.

No. 24 Iowa at No. 7 Penn State. Three of the previous 4 conferences got here when each had been ranked.

Coaches’ ballot

The highest eight remained the identical within the AFCA Coaches Ballot, with Georgia getting 62 of 64 first-place votes. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State every acquired one vote. Florida State is No. 3.

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The Related Press contributed to this report.

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