Sundays are for poll rankings. The USA TODAY poll was revealed earlier Sunday, and shortly after, the AP Top 25 was unveiled.
To the surprise of few and far between, the Alabama Crimson Tide remain the top team in the land. Alabama received 50 of a possible 61 first-place votes with the other 11 coming from Ohio State (4), Louisville (6) and Michigan (1). Sequentially, those teams fall behind the Tide 2-3-4, with Clemson rounding out the Top 5.
Unlike the Coaches poll, another team from the SEC finds its way into the Top 10. Texas A&M shot up to 10th after previously being stationed at No. 17 in the polls a week ago. The Aggies picked up a major division win on the road over Auburn on Saturday night and were handsomely rewarded for that victory.
Two spots below them, the Georgia Bulldogs stand at No. 12 after their thrilling victory over Missouri. The Bulldogs jumped up from 16th to 12th with the win, leapfrogging a couple teams in their wake and are now positioned above FSU after their big road loss at Louisville Saturday afternoon. Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU and Florida join the Bulldogs within the ranks of 11-20, as the aforementioned teams are slotted at 14, 17, 18 and 19.
Ole Miss wraps up the representation of the SEC in the Top 25 as they tumble down to No. 23 in the polls with a 1-2 record. Like Oklahoma, the Rebels are dangerously close to slipping out of the polls with several one-loss teams now breathing down their necks.