Oklahoma Stunned by Kansas, Drops to No. 10 in AP Top 25
Oklahoma experienced a shocking upset over the weekend, losing 38-33 to Kansas and snapping an 18-game winning streak against the Jayhawks. As a result, the Sooners narrowly secured the No. 10 spot in the updated AP Top 25 rankings. They edged out Ole Miss, another one-loss team, for the final spot in the top 10.
Meanwhile, Oregon made the biggest leap in the rankings, climbing two spots to No. 6 after a dominant performance against Utah on the road. The Ducks are now the highest-ranked one-loss team in the poll. Another notable mover in the rankings is Notre Dame, which jumped two spots to No. 12 following a commanding 58-7 victory over Pitt.
On the other hand, North Carolina continued its downward spiral, dropping out of the poll altogether after a 46-42 loss to Georgia Tech. Last week, the Tar Heels fell seven spots following a surprising 31-27 defeat to Virginia.
At the top of the rankings, Georgia extended its lead as the No. 1 team, receiving 48 first-place votes compared to 38 last week. The Bulldogs displayed their dominance with a convincing 43-20 win over Florida. Michigan, at No. 2, received nine first-place votes, while Ohio State and Florida State each received three.
Here is the full AP Top 25 after Week 9, with the number of first-place votes indicated in parentheses:
1. Georgia (48)
2. Michigan (9)
3. Ohio State (3)
4. Florida State (3)
9. Penn State
11. Ole Miss
12. Notre Dame
16. Oregon State
17. Air Force
23. James Madison
25. Kansas State
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 77, North Carolina 54, Liberty 47, Fresno St. 16, Miami 11, Arizona 6, Toledo 3, Rutgers 2.