The Associated Press Top 25 was released Tuesday with interesting changes and even surprises heading into Week 2 of the College Football Season.

No. 1 Alabama retained the top spot, garnering 60 first-place votes, after a 24-7 win over then-third ranked Florida State, while Ohio State remained at #2 after a 49-21 road win over Indiana last Thursday. Clemson and Penn State round out the top 4 after both teams recorded dominating wins over Kent State and Akron respectively.

Florida State saw the biggest drop in the AP Top 25, falling seven spots to #10 after losing to the Crimson Tide. To make matters worse, the Seminoles lost their starting quarterback, Deondre Francois for the season to a left knee injury. Florida fell from #17 to #22 in the poll after a 33-17 loss to Michigan, where the Gators offense looked truly abysmal.

The biggest risers in the poll include #8 Michigan, #18 Virginia Tech, and #20 Washington State. Michigan moves up after their aforementioned win over Florida, and the Hokies for their win over West Virginia, who is now outside of the Top 25.

#20 Washington State climbs four spots in the poll after a dominant, shutout win over Montana State. #23 TCU joins the poll after a beatdown of Jackson State, and #24 Notre Dame enters after an easy 49-16 win over Temple.

Watch for more movement this week, starting at the top as #2 Ohio State and #5 Oklahoma meet in Columbus as ESPN’s pick for “College Gameday” this week. Elsewhere, #3 Clemson will host #13 Auburn, #6 USC will host #14 Stanford in a Pac-12 showdown, and #15 Georgia heads to South Bend for a tough road game with #24 Notre Dame.

Here is a look at the full AP Top 25:

  1. Alabama (60)
  2. Ohio State (1)
  3. Clemson
  4. Penn State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. USC
  7. Washington
  8. Michigan
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Florida State
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. LSU
  13. Auburn
  14. Stanford
  15. Georgia
  16. Miami
  17. Louisville
  18. Virginia Tech
  19. Kansas State
  20. Washington State
  21. USF
  22. Florida
  23. TCU
  24. Notre Dame
  25. Tennessee

We will have a preview of Week 2 of the College Football Season on PERC360 later this week.

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