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Big Ten places 3 in AP top 5 for 1st time in 56 years

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, November 20 2016 Nov 20, 2016 November 20, 2016 1:42 PM November 20, 2016 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

AP TOP 25 - The Big Ten placed three teams in the top five of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 56 years, setting up a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup for Ohio State and Michigan.

Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 in the poll released Sunday. The Buckeyes were No. 2 and Wolverines No. 3. They meet in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday in a game with Big Ten and national championship implications.

Clemson is No. 4, and No. 5 Wisconsin gives the Big Ten three of the first five for the first time since Nov. 7, 1960, when Minnesota was No. 1, Ohio State was No. 3 and Iowa was No. 5.

Louisville dropped eight spots to No. 11 after getting trounced by Houston, which jumped in at No. 18.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:


1. Alabama (61) 11-0  1525  1
2. Ohio St. 10-1  1455  2
3. Michigan 10-1  1370  4
4. Clemson 10-1  1347  5
5. Wisconsin 9-2  1255  6
6. Washington 10-1  1220  7
7. Oklahoma 9-2  1169  8
8. Penn St. 9-2  1091  9
9. Colorado 9-2  997  12
10. Oklahoma St. 9-2  868  13
11. Louisville 9-2  830  3
12. Southern Cal 8-3  811  15
13. Florida 8-2  703  21
14. W. Michigan 11-0  701  14
15. Florida St. 8-3  661  17
16. Auburn 8-3  613  18
17. Nebraska 9-2  593  19
18. Houston 9-2  490  NR
19. West Virginia 8-2  448  10
20. Boise St. 10-1  389  22
21. Utah 8-3  280  11
22. Texas A&M 8-3  253  23
23. Washington St. 8-3  186  20
24. Tennessee 8-3  133  NR
25. LSU 6-4  84  16


Others receiving votes: Stanford 81, Virginia Tech 77, Navy 62, North Carolina 55, Pittsburgh 24, South Florida 24, Arkansas 10, Iowa 7, Troy 6, Minnesota 5, Temple 1, Wyoming 1.

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