Bulldogs climb to No. 2 spot in college football polls


Georgia moved up to No. 2 and took two first-place votes from top-ranked Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll. 

Every team in the AP’s top 10, except idle Alabama, changed positions in the poll released Sunday following Ohio State’s last-second victory over Penn State and Iowa State’s win over TCU. The Crimson Tide finished with 59 first-place votes, and Georgia snared two after dispatching archrival Florida, 42-7, Saturday in Jacksonville

Ohio State moved up three places after rallying to beat then-No. 2 Penn State 39-38 , Wisconsin climbed one spot to No. 4 and Notre Dame rounded out the top 5 by moving up four places.

Penn State dropped to No. 7 behind Clemson, followed by Oklahoma, Miami and TCU, which dropped six spots after its 14-7 loss to the Cyclones . 

In the coaches poll, idle Alabama remained the unanimous pick in the top stop. Georgia jumped one spot to No. 2 followed by Wisconsin and Clemson, who jumped to No. 5 after its win against Georgia Tech. TCU’s loss to Iowa State pushed it outside the Top 10.

Alabama and Georgia give the SEC the top two spots in the polls for the first time since 2013.

The College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings will be released Tuesday. The championship game will be played Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


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