Crazy Saturday leads to major makeover in rankings

Crazy Saturday leads to major makeover in rankings
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The Huskers moved up in both college football polls in the latest rankings released Sunday after its come-from-behind 24-17 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. NU was ranked 17th, up three spots, in the Coaches Top 25 Poll, and 19th, up two places, in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Ohio State and Louisville, meanwhile, moved up behind No. 1 Alabama in both college football poll after the most surprising Saturday of the season gave the rankings a major makeover.

Three of the top four (Michigan, Clemson and Washington), five of the top 10 and seven teams overall in last week’s rankings lost to unranked opponents.

On Sunday, Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving all 61 votes in the AP Poll and all 63 in the Coaches Poll. Ohio State is No. 2, a season best for the Buckeyes, and Louisville is No. 3, matching its best ranking ever.

No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Clemson each dropped two spots and No. 7 Washington fell three after losing for the first time. Wisconsin moved up a spot to No. 6.

This article includes material from the Associated Press.

AP Top 25

Rank, Team, (First-place votes), Record, Points 

1. Alabama: (61), 10-0, 1,525

2. Ohio St.: 9-1, 1,455

3. Louisville: 9-1, 1,357

4. Michigan: 9-1, 1,323

5. Clemson: 9-1, 1,304

6. Wisconsin: 8-2, 1,214

7. Washington: 9-1, 1,150

8. Oklahoma: 8-2, 1,064

9. Penn St.: 8-2, 961

10. West Virginia: 8-1, 920

11. Utah: 8-2, 807

12. Colorado: 8-2, 797

13. Oklahoma: St. 8-2, 659

14. W. Michigan: 10-0, 634

15. Southern Cal: 7-3, 584

16. LSU: 6-3, 582

17. Florida St.: 7-3, 569

18. Auburn; 7-3, 543

19. Nebraska: 8-2, 504 

20. Washington St.: 8-2, 501

21. Florida: 7-2, 435

22. Boise St.: 9-1, 315

23. Texas A&M: 7-3, 238

24. San Diego St.: 9-1, 97

25. Troy: 8-1, 63

Others receiving votes: Houston 49, North Carolina 40, Virginia Tech 36, Tennessee 21, Navy 20, Stanford 16, W. Kentucky 11, Pittsburgh 9, South Florida 8, Arkansas 7, Iowa 4, Mississippi 2, Minnesota 1.

Coaches Top 25 Poll

Rank, Team, (First-place votes), Record, Points 

1. Alabama: (63), 10-0, 1,575

2. Ohio State: 9-1, 1,495

3. Louisville: 9-1, 1,418

4. Michigan: 9-1, 1,332

5. Clemson: 9-1, 1,318

6. Wisconsin: 8-2, 1,231

7. Washington: 9-1, 1,190

8. Oklahoma: 8-2, 1,147

9. West Virginia: 8-1, 994

10. Penn State: 8-2, 923

11. Utah: 8-2, 909

12. Colorado: 8-2, 861

13. Oklahoma State: 8-2, 745

14. LSU: 6-3, 572

15. Florida State: 7-3, 559

16. Auburn: 7-3, 542

17. Nebraska: 8-2, 541 

18. Florida: 7-2, 538

19. Southern California: 7-3, 473

20. Washington State: 8-2, 438

21. Western Michigan: 10-0, 431

22. Texas A&M: 7-3, 396

23. Boise State: 9-1, 355

24. North Carolina: 7-3, 114

25. San Diego State: 9-1, 112

Others receiving votes: Houston 60; Navy 43; South Florida 43; Virginia Tech 39; Troy 28; Tennessee 20; Stanford 16; Pittsburgh 6; Arkansas 5; Toledo 3; Baylor 2; Iowa 1.

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