There’s a new No. 1 team in college football as the Alabama Crimson Tide took over the top spot in the AP Poll. Clemson fell to No. 2 after struggling on the road at North Carolina and only escaping with a win after Coach Mack decided to gamble with a two-point conversion instead of tying the game.
Virginia dropped from No. 18 to No. 23 after its 35-20 loss on the road to No. 10 (now No. 9) Notre Dame. The 5-0 Wake Forest Demon Deacons joined the rankings for the first time this season at No. 22, giving the ACC three ranked teams.
Other movement at the top includes Ohio State jumping LSU to get into the No. 4 spot, and Notre Dame switching places with Florida.
Arizona State, Oklahoma State, and SMU all joined Wake as newcomers to the poll this week. To make space for that quartet, a pair of Pac-12 teams — Cal and USC — fell out of the rankings, along with Kansas State and Michigan State.
Here are the full rankings:
AP Poll - Week 6