AP Top 25 Poll: Alabama Rises to No. 2; Auburn Falls Out


The AP Top 25 College Football Poll for November 14, 2021, has Alabama rising to No. 2, while Auburn has fallen out.

Alabama jumped Cincinnati to No. 2 behind Georgia. The switch from Cincinnati at No. 2 to Alabama was more about the Bearcats than the Crimson Tide, which closed the gap on UC to four points last week. Cincinnati remained unbeaten after winning at USF 45-28, but it was the fourth straight week the Bearcats played a team with a losing record and found themselves in a competitive game in the second half.

Meanwhile, Alabama had no issues with its 59-3 victory over New Mexico State.

Auburn had been ranked No. 16, but fell out of the polls after its 43-34 loss to Mississippi State, blowing what had been a 25-point lead.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 12 after losing for the first time this season. Georgia was a unanimous No. 1 for the sixth straight week and the Southeastern Conference has the top two teams in the poll for the sixth time this season with Georgia and Alabama at No. 1 and No. 2.

The SEC has five teams in this week’s poll. Besides Georgia and Alabama, Ole Miss is No. 10, Texas A&M is No. 16 and Arkansas returns to the poll at No.21.

AP Top 25 College Football Poll:

1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Cincinnati
4. Oregon
5. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
7. Michigan State
8. Michigan
9. Oklahoma State
10. Ole Miss
11. Baylor
12. Oklahoma
13. Wake Forest
14. BYU
15. UTSA
16. Texas A&M
17. Houston
18. Iowa
19. Wisconsin
20. Pitt
21. Arkansas
22. Louisiana
23. San Diego State
24. Utah
25. NC State

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