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ASU moves up to No. 19 in AP Poll after UNLV win; Oregon jumps to No. 4

Sep 12, 2021, 12:15 PM | Updated: Sep 13, 2021, 9:07 am
Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game agains...

Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against UNLV, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

The Arizona State Sun Devils saw a slight jump from No. 23 to No. 19 in The Associated Press college football poll following a lopsided victory over UNLV on Saturday.

Oregon and Iowa, however, were the big movers poll after road wins over top-10 opponents.

The Ducks’ victory over Ohio State earned them a promotion from No. 12 to No. 4.

Another impressive defensive performance by Iowa in the Cy-Hawk Trophy game pushed the Hawkeyes from No. 10 to No. 5.

Arkansas, coming off a home win over old Southwest Conference rival Texas, was rewarded with its first appearance in the AP Top 25 in five years, coming in at No. 20.

Alabama remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank. The Crimson Tide received 60 of the 63 first-place votes. Georgia, which picked up the other three first-place votes, stayed at No. 2.

Oklahoma was No. 3 and followed by Oregon, Iowa, Clemson, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Ohio State and Penn State.

Oregon’s eight-rung leap came after its 35-28 win in the Horseshoe. It marks the biggest jump for a team entering the top five since LSU went from No. 13 to No. 5 after it knocked off second-ranked Georgia in October 2018.

The Ducks have their highest ranking since they finished the 2014 season No. 2 as the national runner-up to Ohio State.

Iowa, a 27-17 winner at Iowa State, allowed a total of 23 points while beating two ranked teams in succession for the first time since 1960. The Hawkeyes’ defense is always stout. The question about this team is whether it can elevate its offensive play with quarterback Spencer Petras.

As it is, the Hawks have their highest ranking since they were No. 3 on Nov. 22, 2015, after a 12-0 start.

Ohio State dropped from No. 3 to No. 9 and Iowa State from No. 9 to No. 14.

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 1 Alabama at No. 11 Florida. Crimson Tide have won seven straight against the Gators.

No. 19 Arizona State at No. 23 BYU. First meeting since 1998 is a prove-it game for the Sun Devils.

No. 22 Auburn at No. 10 Penn State. The teams split two bowl matchups, but this is the first regular-season meeting.

AP Top 25 Poll

1
Alabama(60)
2-0 1572
2
Georgia(3)
2-0 1514
3
Oklahoma
2-0 1402
↑1
4
Oregon
2-0 1355
↑8
5
Iowa
2-0 1263
↑5
6
Clemson
1-1 1246
7
Texas A&M
2-0 1206
↓2
8
Cincinnati
2-0 1149
↓1
9
Ohio State
1-1 1029
↓6
10
Penn State
2-0 1005
↑1
11
Florida
2-0 935
↑2
12
Notre Dame
2-0 926
↓4
13
UCLA
2-0 804
↑3
14
Iowa State
1-1 593
↓5
15
Virginia Tech
2-0 591
↑4
16
Coastal Carolina
2-0 562
↑1
17
Ole Miss
2-0 550
↑3
18
Wisconsin
1-1 499
19
Arizona State
2-0 341
↑4
20
Arkansas
2-0 277
NR
21
North Carolina
1-1 268
↑3
22
Auburn
2-0 233
↑3
23
BYU
2-0 213
NR
24
Miami
1-1 177
↓2
25
Michigan
2-0 163
NR

Others receiving votes: UCF 111, TCU 103, Liberty 52, Michigan State 44, USC 39, Indiana 34, LSU 31, Kansas State 30, Nevada 28, Oklahoma State 27, Texas 23, Maryland 14, Pittsburgh 13, Kentucky 13, Stanford 10, Utah 9, Boston College 8, Arizona 6, Toledo 2, Texas Tech 2, Fresno State 2, Army 1

Dropped from rankings: USC 14, Texas 15, Utah 21

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