LSU jumps to No. 2, upset drops Georgia to No. 10

Tanya Simon
October 14, 2019

LSU received 12 first-place votes Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank while Alabama received 30 first-place votes and is No. 1 for the third consecutive week.

After Georgia and Florida went down, ESPN's FiveThirtyEight gives Clemson the best odds to make the CFP (77 percent), followed by Alabama (56), Oklahoma (50), Ohio State (48), LSU (27) and Wisconsin (27). 6 Wisconsin, No. 2 LSU-No.

Alabama held on to the No. 1 spot it took over two weeks ago in both college football rankings as both it and Clemson won its games handily. Florida10. Georgia11. Auburn 12. All four teams lost on Saturday. They lost 42-28. 20 Minnesota in a game between two teams that are now 6-0). Notre Dame was No. 8, two spots ahead of Georgia, which won a close game at home against the Irish last month. The Longhorns lost Saturday to Oklahoma and fell to LSU early in the season. Alabama has very winnable games against Tennessee and Arkansas before its off week.

Three groups moved into the rankings for the primary time this season and a fourth is again after every week out. Sun Belt favorite Appalachian State is at No. 24 in the poll after beating Louisiana on Wednesday.

- No. 25 Washington (5-2) fell out final week after dropping at Stanford, but it surely bounced again with a decisive highway win in opposition to Arizona on Saturday.

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Texas A&M had been lingering at the bottom of the ranking despite September losses to Clemson and Auburn.

The Tigers had moved from No. 16 to No. 13 after the first win over then-No.13 Oregon.

Clemson demolished Florida State 45-14 at home while Ohio State was off in Week 7.

Four new teams entered the AP Top 25 this week.

Notre Dame, Florida and Georgia are the only teams in the top 10 who have a loss.

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