After Ole Miss’s devastating last-second loss, Alabama, Auburn, Oregon and Notre Dame all moved up one spot in the latest Associated Press rankings.
Suffering their first loss of the season, the Rebels dropped four spots on Sunday to No. 7, with Alabama taking over the third spot, followed by Auburn at No. 4, Oregon at No. 5 and Notre Dame at No. 6.
There was no change at the very top, with No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 2 Florida State maintaining the top two rankings in the country. However, that could change towards the end of the season. After trouncing Kentucky, 45-31, the Bulldogs should roll past home matchups versus Arkansas and the University of Tennessee-Martin, but two of their final three games are at Alabama and at Ole Miss.
The Seminoles already survived their toughest game of the season last week against Notre Dame, but with no ranked opponents left on their schedule, they’ll likely have to run the table to stay in the College Football Playoff hunt.
The rest of the top 10 held pat as well. Despite crushing in-state rival Michigan 35-11, Michigan State remains at No. 8.
The Crimson Tide followed up their 59-0 beat down of Texas A&M, with a solid road win over Tennessee, while Auburn avoided a scary push from unranked South Carolina to remain in the top five.
Notre Dame received a pass while sitting out this week, and Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota needed five touchdown passes against Cal to put his squad back in the top five and in the running for the CFP.
With a week off, Georgia remains at No. 9, though TCU couldn’t parlay their 82-27 pasting of Texas Tech into a move up the rankings and stay at No. 10.
For derailing Ole Miss’s undefeated run and shaking up the top 10, LSU was bumped up from No. 24 to No. 16, the biggest move up from any team this week.
The full rankings can be found here.