AP Top 25 Poll for Week 16 released: FSU, Auburn top rankings

The Associated Press has released its AP Top 25 Poll following an exciting championship weekend. Florida State once again sits atop the rankings.

Following Ohio State’s deflating loss to Michigan State, Auburn has slid into the No. 2 spot, with rival Alabama just behind at No. 3.

Michigan State made a huge jump, from No. 10 to No. 4, after defeating the Buckeyes.

Stanford rounds out the top five after the Cardinal’s dominating win over Arizona State.

Following are the rankings for Dec. 8:

  1. Florida State (1, previous rank)
  2. Auburn (3)
  3. Alabama (4)
  4. Michigan State (10)
  5. Stanford (7)
  6. Baylor (9)
  7. Ohio State (2)
  8. South Carolina (8)
  9. Missouri (5)
  10. Oregon (12)
  11. Oklahoma (18)
  12. Clemson (13)
  13. Oklahoma State (6)
  14. LSU (14)
  15. UCF (15)
  16. Arizona State (11)
  17. UCLA (17)
  18. Louisville (19)
  19. Wisconsin (21)
  20. Texas A&M (22)
  21. Fresno State (24)
  22. Duke (20)
  23. Georgia (25)
  24. Northern Illinois (16)
  25. Notre Dame (NR)

Others receiving votes: Southern Cal 74, Iowa 48, Miami 47, Vanderbilt 25, Texas 22, Cincinnati 11, Bowling Green 10, Washington 9, Rice 7, N. Dakota St. 4, Minnesota 2