By RALPH D. RUSSO
The state of Michigan moved up to 5th place in the Associated Press varsity football poll, and Wake Forest on Sunday became one of the top 10 teams for the first time in school history.
Georgia is unanimously No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week in the Top 25 AP presented by Regions Bank. The rest of the top four are unchanged from last week, with Cincinnati at No.2, Oklahoma at No.3 and Alabama at No.4.
Star running back Kenneth Walker and the Spartans jumped three spots to beat Michigan in the weekend’s biggest game. The last time Michigan State made it into the top five was in 2015 when the Spartans made the college football playoffs.
The first ranking of the CFP selection committee for the season will be published on Tuesday evening.
In the AP poll, Ohio State slipped a spot to No.6 despite the Penn State shutdown and Oregon was at No.7.
No.8 Notre Dame, Michigan and Wake Forest round out the top 10.
The Demon Deacons have their best ranking in program history, surpassing the No.11 they reached in 1947. Wake Forest had been the only team in a Power Five conference that had never been ranked in the top 10. .
The Demon Deacons reached another first on Saturday, dropping to 8-0 with a win over Duke.
– No.20 Houston is ranked for the first time under coach Dana Holgorsen after handing SMU its first loss of the season. The last time the Cougars were in the Top 25 was in 2018.
Houston is the 45th different team to make the Top 25 this season.
– No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette is back in the Top 25 after being in the preseason poll and arguing after losing her opener.
–No.25 Fresno State also returned to the standings after handing San Diego State their first loss in a crucial Mountain West game.
– Pittsburgh dropped from No.17 away after losing at home to Miami.
–Iowa State is out again after losing to West Virginia. The Cyclones moved up the rankings last week, but it turned out to be a brief stint.
– San Diego state collapsed after a four-week race.
Two Power Five leagues, the Atlantic Coast Conference and Pac-12, have only one ranked team while two of the Group of Five, the American Athletic Conference (three) and Sun Belt (two), have multiple teams. classified.
SEC – 6 (Nos. 1, 3, 12, 13, 15, 18).
Big Ten – 5 (Nos. 5, 6, 9, 19, 22).
Large 12 – 3 (Nos. 4, 11, 14).
American – 3 (Nos. 2, 20, 23).
Solar belt – 2 (Nos 21, 24).
West Mountain – 1 (No. 25).
ACC – 1 (n ° 10).
C-USA – 1 (no.16).
Pac-12 – 1 (n ° 7).
Independent – 2 (Nos 8, 17).
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No.12 Auburn to No.13 Texas A&M. The third time the Tigers and Aggies have met while the two are ranked since A&M joined the SEC in 2011.
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