USA Today reports that four new teams have entered college football poll according to the results published on Sunday. The first eight teams did not register great modifications, whereas the following eight squads stepped up one position.
The sport competitions held this weekend determined various changes in the structure of the college football poll. Some teams managed to maintain their top positions, but they are now threatened by other college squads coming up through the ranks.
The Alabama Crimson Tide continues to be on the first position of the poll due to the 57 out of 59 first-place votes they obtained. On the second position is Oregon’s Ducks who scored 51 votes, 30 more than it did a week before. LSU tightened its grip on the third place, whereas the Tigers lost the forth place to Florida State falling one position behind.
Georgia and South Carolina have fallen on the next two positions, but things may take an unexpected turn when the two teams meet next week. They are currently ahead of West Virginia and Kansas State which may be found at No. 7 and 8.
Texas had a good evolution this week which enabled players to climb up to the ninth position. Notre Dame, too, surprised analysts because it is for the first time when the college football team is among the top ten squads. Other teams climbing up the polls were the Unbeaten Northwestern which is now at No. 22, Cincinnati at No. 23, Texas Tech and Boise state on the 24th and the 25th position, respectively.
There were several teams who lost many points in favor of their rivals dropping several ranks in poll positions. Stanford, for instance, fell nine places and is now at No. 18 in charts. Oregon State’s Pac-12 North squad managed to get on the 17th place thanks to the 1-point difference separating it from Stanford.