AP Poll: Oregon moves up to No. 15; win over No. 7 Stanford looking better
Oklahoma moved up two spots to No. 3 in Sunday’s AP Top 25 Poll rankings, after its 58-23 win over Oklahoma State to clinch the Big 12 title and essentially punch its ticket to the College Football Playoff.
The Sooners bumped Iowa down a spot to No. 4, with Michigan State looming at No. 5 after a win over Penn State. They’ll square off in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday Dec. 5, and the winner will almost certainly secure a berth in the CFP.
Clemson and Alabama remained at No. 1 and No. 2, and Ohio State jumped up to No. 6 from No. 6 with a win over Michigan, who fell from No. 12 to No. 19.
Stanford climbed six spots to No. 7, where it stood before its loss to Oregon, with a last-second win over Notre Dame.
Stanford’s win helped Oregon’s chance at being selected for a New Year’s Six bowl. Stanford is in line for either a spot in the CFP or a Rose Bowl appearance, so long as it overcomes No. 24 USC in the Pac-12 Championship game. The Ducks jumped three spots up to No. 15 with a 52-42 Civil War victory and losses by now No. 18 Florida, No. 19 Michigan, and No. 22 Navy.
Here are the full rankings:
1. Clemson (first place votes — 53)
2. Alabama (8)
5. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
8. North Carolina
9. Notre Dame
10. Florida State
14. Oklahoma State
16. Ole Miss
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