The 2022 college football season is officially in full swing with Week 9 in the books, and the Associated Press is giving us a look at how the competition stacks up.
This week, the Week 10 AP Top 25 poll was officially released.
Once again, the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs retain the No. 1 spot in the rankings with 30 first-place votes. Continuing their climb up the rankings is the Tennessee Volunteers, who are now in a tie for second-place with the Ohio State Buckeyes, while the Michigan Wolverines and Clemson Tigers round out the top five.
Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming week in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?
The Week 10 AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.
- Georgia (30)
- TIE — Ohio State (15)
- TIE — Tennessee (18)
- Ole Miss
- Kansas State
- Penn State
- North Carolina
- Oklahoma State
- Wake Forest
- NC State
- Oregon State
Others receiving votes: Texas 58, Kentucky 57, Maryland 36, Cincinnati 32, Notre Dame 24, Washington 12, Arkansas 11, Baylor 9, Coastal Carolina 8, Florida State 8, Troy 7, Mississippi State 5, Boise State 4, East Carolina 2, South Carolina 2, Louisville 1, UTSA 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.