Ohio State’s dramatic comeback victory against Penn State led to the Buckeyes climbing to No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, released Sunday.
The Buckeyes moved up one spot after Saturday’s 27-26 victory at Penn State. Ohio State trailed by 12 points with eight minutes to go before rallying for the pivotal Big Ten triumph.
The Buckeyes jumped over Clemson, which dropped one spot to No. 4. The Tigers staged their own rally to avoid being upset by Syracuse.
Alabama remained at No. 1 and received 58 first-place votes. Georgia was again No. 2.
Ohio State and Clemson each received one first-place vote.
LSU remained at No. 5, while Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 6 after beating Stanford
The Cardinal plummeted seven spots to No. 14 after falling to the Fighting Irish.
Oklahoma, Auburn, West Virginia and Washington round out the Top 10.
Penn State fell two spots to No. 11 after losing its double-digit edge against the Buckeyes.
Central Florida is at No. 12 and is the lone ranked team that isn’t a member of a power conference.
Kentucky continued its strong season with a 24-10 win over South Carolina and moved up four spots to No. 13.
Michigan is No. 15, followed by conference mate Wisconsin. Miami is No. 17, with Oregon, Texas and Michigan State rounding out the Top 20.
The final five teams weren’t in the rankings last week.
Colorado is breaking in at No. 21 after its first 4-0 start since 1998. Florida is at No. 22, followed by North Carolina State, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State.
Dropping out of the poll are BYU (20th last week), Duke (22nd), Mississippi State (23rd), California (24th) and Texas Tech (25th).
–Field Level Media