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Michigan State leapfrogs Michigan in AP Top 25 poll

Posted: 2:05 PM, Oct 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-16 18:49:00Z
Michigan State leapfrogs Michigan in AP Top 25
Michigan State leapfrogs Michigan in AP Top 25

(AP) -- Penn State has climbed to No. 2 in The Associated Press College football poll behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama after a wild weekend of upsets gave the Top 25 a major makeover.

A season-high seven ranked teams, including four in the top 10, lost to unranked teams on Friday and Saturday. Defending national champion Clemson and defending Pac-12 champion Washington were the highest ranked teams to lose.

Penn State, which was idle, took advantage. The Nittany Lions moved up a spot to No. 2, 15 points ahead of No. 3 Georgia. Penn State has its best ranking since Oct. 31, 1999, when the Nittany Lions were No. 2. Alabama, which has been No. 1 since the preseason, received all 61 first-place votes for the first time this year.

TCU is No. 4, Wisconsin is No. 5 and Big Ten rival Ohio State is sixth.

Clemson dropped five spots to seventh. Miami, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State round out the top 10.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

                                                Record        Pts    Pvs
  1.  Alabama  (61)                  7-0      1,525      1
  2.  Penn  St.                          6-0      1,432      3
  3.  Georgia                            7-0      1,417      4
  4.  TCU                                    6-0      1,322      6
  5.  Wisconsin                        6-0      1,241      7
  6.  Ohio  St.                          6-1      1,184      9
  7.  Clemson                            6-1      1,117      2
  8.  Miami                                5-0      1,109    11
  9.  Oklahoma                          5-1      1,066    12
10.  Oklahoma  St.                  5-1          900    14
11.  Southern  Cal                  6-1          886    13
12.  Washington                      6-1          811      5
13.  Notre  Dame                      5-1          798    16
14.  Virginia  Tech                5-1          727    15
15.  Washington  St.              6-1          578      8
16.  NC  State                          6-1          573    20
16.  South  Florida                6-0          573    18
18.  Michigan  St.                  5-1          563    21
19.  Michigan                          5-1          558    17

20.  UCF                                    5-0          387    22
21.  Auburn                              5-2          303    10
22.  Stanford                          5-2          274    23
23.  West  Virginia                4-2          157      -
24.  LSU                                    5-2          108      -
25.  Memphis                            5-1          62      -

Others receiving votes: San Diego St. 56, Texas A&M 46, Iowa St. 16, Virginia 10, Kentucky 8, Utah 4, Mississippi St. 3, South Carolina 2, Iowa 2, Navy 2, Texas Tech 2, Georgia Tech 1, Marshall 1, Florida St. 1.