TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Here is my Associated Press Poll Top 25 coming off of Week 8 of the college football season.
First, a few notes:
- As always, I tried to start with a clean slate for the most part so there was some movement for some teams. I used the poll from the previous week as a measuring stick, but didn’t let it control where I put teams.
- There was some change in my top five. Alabama is still in the top spot. Michigan, Washington, Clemson and Louisville round out the top five.
- Ohio State lost this week, but the Buckeyes still have a pretty clear path to the playoff. Ohio State needs to win out, and hope Michigan is still undefeated at the end of the season. Beat the Wolverines and win the Big 10 and the Buckeyes are in.
- Remember that we’re just coming off Week 8. A lot will change between now and the end of the season.
6. Ohio State
7. West Virginia
10. Texas A&M
12. Boise State
15. Florida State
17. North Carolina
20. Western Michigan
22. Penn State
23. Virginia Tech