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AP Top 25 Week 6: Seven SEC Teams Ranked in Latest Poll, Three in the East

Saturday did not go so well for Mizzou. Let’s break down the latest AP Top 25 poll anyway.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 18 Stanford at Vanderbilt Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Saturday sucked. I still usually enjoy the rest of the College Football day even after a Mizzou loss, but this weekend was different. There was nothing enjoyable after the Tigers’ performance.

However, there was still a lot of action elsewhere in the world of College Football, where nine Top 25 teams lost — including five to unranked teams. 34 ranked teams have lost in the first five weeks, which has set a record.

In the SEC, Alabama and Georgia made statements with dominating wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas, while Florida lost at Kentucky for the first time since 1986, and Texas A&M got upset at home to Mississippi State. The conference still leads the way with seven teams ranked in this week’s AP Top 25, with Kentucky replacing Texas A&M in the polls.

Elsewhere, Cincinnati’s playoff chances are now legitimate after their huge road win at Notre Dame.

To put it in perspective, Mizzou’s first two losses were close games on the road to a now ranked Kentucky team, and a Boston College team that gave Clemson a serious test. That was encouraging, but frustrating.

None of that matters now because Saturday....well, happened. Anyways....

Here is this week’s AP Top 25 poll

  1. Alabama (5-0)
  2. Georgia (5-0)
  3. Iowa (5-0)
  4. Penn State (5-0)
  5. Cincinnati (4-0)
  6. Oklahoma (5-0)
  7. Ohio State (4-1)
  8. Oregon (4-1)
  9. Michigan (5-0)
  10. BYU (5-0)
  11. Michigan State (5-0)
  12. Oklahoma State (5-0)
  13. Arkansas (4-1)
  14. Notre Dame (4-1)
  15. Coastal Carolina (5-0)
  16. Kentucky (5-0)
  17. Ole Miss (3-1)
  18. Auburn (4-1)
  19. Wake Forest (5-0)
  20. Florida (3-2)
  21. Texas (4-1)
  22. Arizona State (4-1)
  23. NC State (4-1)
  24. SMU (5-0)
  25. San Diego State (5-0)

In: San Diego State, SMU, Texas. Kentucky

Out: Clemson, Texas A&M, Baylor, Fresno State

Others Receiving Votes: Clemson 96, Texas A&M 41, Oregon State 27, Baylor 24, Mississippi State 18, Virginia Tech 13, Stanford 11, UTSA 10, Pittsburgh 6, Fresno State 5, Texas Tech 4, Western Michigan 3, Appalachian State 2, Kansas State 2, Boston College 1, UCLA 1

Conference Breakdown:

SEC: 7

Big Ten: 6

Big 12: 3

ACC: 2

PAC-12: 2

Independents: 2 (BYU, Notre Dame)

American Athletic: 2 (Cincinnati, SMU)

Sun Belt: 1 (Costal Carolina)

Mountain West: 1 (San Diego State)

Top 25 match ups for Week 6:

No. 13 Arkansas at No. 17 Ole Miss — 11:00 a.m. CST (ESPN)

No. 6 Oklahoma vs No. 21 Texas — 11:00 a.m. CST (ABC)

No. 2 Georgia at No. 18 Auburn — 2:30 p.m. CST (CBS)

No. 4 Penn State at No. 3 Iowa — 3:00 p.m. CST (FOX)