AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 2 AP Poll

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The 2021 college football season is officially in full swing with Week 1 in the books, and the Associated Press is giving us a look at how the competition stacks up.

This week, the Week 2 AP Top 25 poll was officially released.

This week, the Alabama Crimson Tide continued to hold on to the top spot with 44 first-place votes, but the Georgia Bulldogs closed the gap by leaping the Ohio State Buckeyes for the No. 2 spot and earning 17 first-place votes.

The Michigan Wolverines and Clemson Tigers round out the top five.

The Utah Utes suffered the biggest setback in the poll, falling six spots to No. 13 after a season-opening loss to the Florida Gators. Florida, meanwhile, makes a huge leap and debuts in the top 25 at No. 12.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming week in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The Week 2 AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.

  1. Georgia (62)
  2. Michigan
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Alabama
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Ohio State
  8. Ole Miss
  9. Baylor
  10. Oregon
  11. Michigan State
  12. BYU
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Utah
  15. Iowa
  16. Houston
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Wake Forest
  19. San Diego State
  20. Louisiana-Lafayette
  21. North Carolina State
  22. Clemson
  23. Arkansas
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Kentucky

Others receiving votes: Oregon 131, Penn State 122, Texas 118, Cincinnati 63, Florida State 42, Fresno State 22, Minnesota 22, UCF 22, Kansas State 18, Auburn 15, Mississippi State 10, Air Force 8, Oregon State 5, North Carolina 3, South Carolina 2, UCLA 1, Arizona 1, Purdue 1

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 63 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

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