UNDATED (AP) — For the first time this regular season, there were no teams making their season debut in The Associated college football poll. Iowa State and BYU rejoined the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, but the number of teams that have been ranked for at least one week this season remains at 44. Iowa State is back after four weeks out. The Cyclones were preseason No. 7, but two September losses sent them tumbling. Reality Check looks at the other preseason ranked teams currently unranked and assess their chances of getting back into the Top 25.
UNDATED (AP) — Buffalo is back on top of the Mid-American Conference sacks chart after its school-record performance against Akron. The Bulls have been the MAC’s leading sack team the past two years, but had slipped a bit this season under a new coaching staff and were fifth entering their game at Akron on Saturday. Buffalo sacked DJ Irons 10 times and Zach Gibson once. The 11 sacks were most by a Football Bowl Subdivision team since Miami (Ohio) recorded 12 against Akron in 2019.
UNDATED (AP) — Alabama inched up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football behind top-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Cincinnati. The Bulldogs are a unanimous No. 1 for the third straight week in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank and the Bearcats remain second. The Crimson Tide jumped up a spot past Oklahoma after blowing out Tennessee. The now fourth-ranked Sooners were shut out in the first half against Kansas before scoring 35 in the second half and pulling away late. No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan both held their spots. Penn State dropped 12 spots to No. 20 after losing in a record nine overtime periods to Illinois. Oklahoma State fell from No. 8 to 15th after losing at Iowa State.
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