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AP Top 25 Poll released following Week 4 of college football

Steve Samra09/25/22
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After an exhilarating Week 4 of college football, the AP Top 25 Poll has been updated and released.

First, Tennessee entered the top ten after defeating Florida on Saturday, moving up three spots to No. 8. Additionally, Penn State (No. 11) and Washington (No. 15) also moved up three spots, while Texas A&M made the huge jump of six spots to No. 17 after defeating Arkansas.

As for the biggest movers on the negative side, Oklahoma fell twelve spots to No. 18 after suffering the first loss of the Brent Venables era to Kansas State, and the aforementioned Razorbacks moved down ten spots to No. 20 after Jimbo Fisher handed Sam Pittman a loss.

Alas, arguably the best game of the day happened at Neyland Stadium, as the aforementioned SEC showdown between Florida and Tennessee went down to the wire. However, the Gators weren’t able to upset the Volunteers, as Josh Heupel’s squad remained undefeated with a huge conference victory.

While Heisman hopeful Anthony Richardson passed for 453 yards, it wasn’t enough to out-duel Tennessee star Hendon Hooker, as the latter passed for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Now, the Volunteers have LSU on the docket before a gigantic showdown with Alabama in Week 6.

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Additionally, Texas A&M was able to take the wind out of the sails for Week 5’s matchup between Arkansas and Alabama, as the Aggies defeated the Razorbacks by a score of 23-21. Jimbo Fisher’s squad needed a victory to officially get back on track, and they got a huge one over Sam Pittman and company.

As for the aforementioned Crimson Tide, they remained steadfast in their dominance, defeatingg Vanderbilt by over 50 points. It was a nice little SEC tuneup for Nick Saban’s bunch before some more challenging games on the schedule.

Finally, both Clemson and USC kept their College Football Playoff dreams alive by thin margins. The Tigers took Wake Forest to overtime, where they were finally able to stop Sam Hartman and the Demon Deacons. As for the Trojans, Oregon State gave them all they could handle, but the offense manned by Caleb Williams proved to get the job done.

The top tier of the college football world is beginning to be solidified, and the AP Top 25 Poll backs that up. Here’s the latest rankings following Week 4.

AP Top 25 Poll following Week 4:

  1. Georgia Bulldogs
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. Michigan Wolverines
  5. Clemson Tigers
  6. USC Trojans
  7. Kentucky Wildcats
  8. Tennessee Volunteers
  9. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  10. NC State Wolfpack
  11. Penn State Nittany Lions
  12. Utah Utes
  13. Oregon Ducks
  14. Ole Miss Rebels
  15. Washington Huskies
  16. Baylor Bears
  17. Texas A&M Aggies
  18. Oklahoma Sooners
  19. BYU Cougars
  20. Arkansas Razorbacks 
  21. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  22. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  23. Florida State Seminoles
  24. Pittsburgh Panthers
  25. Kansas State Wildcats