Auburn Leaps Past Oregon To No. 1 In This Week’s AP College Football Poll

December 5, 2010 – By Scott

The top 2 teams in the Associated Press college football poll had been the same the past few weeks. Oregon had control over the No. 1 ranking for the past seven weeks and Auburn began the season ranked 22nd had climbed all the way to No. 2.

But after Auburn’s 56-17 convincing win over South Carolina in the SEC championship game on Saturday, the Tigers made the leap and now are the No. 1 ranked team in the nation with 36 first-place votes. The Ducks needed a second half surge to get past Oregon State 37-20 on Saturday and fell to No. 2 with 23 first-place votes.

Without any upsets in this week’s slate of games, the new AP poll stayed pretty much the same as last week. A few top 25 teams did fall in their respective games, but for the top 10 there was not much change.

Oregon is followed by TCU, Wisconsin and Stanford to round out the top 5. Following these teams are Ohio State, Michigan State, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Boise State to round out the top 10.

Making their way into the top 25 for the first time this season is Connecticut after the got past South Florida 19-16. Nebraska and Florida State both dropped in this week’s poll after their losses in their respective conference championship games. The Cornhuskers fell to No. 17 while the Seminoles dropped to No. 23. Following is a complete listing of the new AP top 25…

1. Auburn
2. Oregon
3. TCU
4. Wisconsin
5. Stanford
6. Ohio State
7. Michigan State
8. Arkansas
9. Oklahoma
10. Boise State
11. LSU
12. Virginia Tech
13. Nevada
14. Missouri
15. Alabama
16. Oklahoma State
17. Nebraska
18. Texas A&M
19. South Carolina
20. Utah
21. Mississippi State
22. West Virginia
23. Florida State
24. Hawaii
25. Connectincut


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