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Garland vs. The AP Top 25 (Nov. 1): LSU maintains No. 4 spot

Source: Mark Lagrange Source: Mark Lagrange

By ERIC OLSON
AP College Football Writer

Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson and LSU remain the top four teams in The Associated Press Top 25 as the College Football Playoff selection committee prepares its first rankings.

There was little change in the poll released Sunday with five of top 10 teams having an open date.

The first selection committee top 25 will be released Tuesday night. The pairings for the four-team College Football Playoff will be revealed Dec. 6.

It's anyone's guess how the playoff committee will line up the teams, and with many of the biggest games of the season yet to be played, there are bound to be lots of changes by the time the final rankings are announced.

Things held mostly steady in the AP poll. Ohio State, which suspended quarterback J.T. Barrett for this week's game against Minnesota for being cited for operating a vehicle while impaired, was off Saturday and retained all 39 of its first-place votes.

Baylor has six first-place votes after losing one this week but remains a solid No. 2. No. 3 Clemson also has six first-votes, No. 4 LSU has five and No. 5 TCU has four after picking up the vote Baylor lost.

There's a sizeable divide between the top five and the rest, with No. 6 Michigan State trailing the Horned Frogs by 87 points.

Lurking behind one-loss teams Alabama, Notre Dame and Stanford is No. 10 Iowa, which moved to 8-0 with its 31-15 win over Maryland. The Hawkeyes have a manageable schedule the rest of the way, with trips to Indiana and Nebraska bookending home games against Minnesota and Purdue.

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The AP Top 25 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks college football's best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first place vote, 24 for second place and so on through to the 25th team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. Fox 8's Garland Gillen is one of those voters.

This is Garland Gillen's 6th year as a voter for the Associated Press poll.

 
AP TOP 25RANKGARLAND GILLEN'S TOP 25
OHIO STATE1OHIO STATE
BAYLOR2LSU
CLEMSON3BAYLOR
LSU4CLEMSON
TCU5TCU
MICHIGAN STATE6ALABAMA
ALABAMA7MICHIGAN STATE
NOTRE DAME8IOWA
STANFORD9OKLAHOMA STATE
IOWA10FLORIDA
FLORIDA11STANFORD
OKLAHOMA STATE12NOTRE DAME
UTAH13MEMPHIS
OKLAHOMA14HOUSTON
MEMPHIS15UTAH
MICHIGAN16OLE MISS
FLORIDA STATE17FLORIDA STATE
HOUSTON18OKLAHOMA
OLE MISS19MICHIGAN
TOLEDO20MISSISSIPPI STATE
NORTH CAROLINA21TOLDEO
UCLA22TEMPLE
TEMPLE23TEXAS A&M
MISSISSIPPI STATE24NORTH CAROLINA
TEXAS A&M25UCLA


 

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