The Associated Press‘ top 25 poll for Week 11 doesn’t welcome any new faces atop the rankings, but does feature some significant movements as November rolls around.
The top six of Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, Louisville and Ohio State have remained unchanged from last week. Alabama got into a bit of a slugfest with a 10-0 victory over LSU, but the top four are unbeaten while Louisville and Ohio State have only one loss on their record,
Ohio State obliterated No. 9 Nebraska 62-3 on Saturday. The Buckeyes had 34 first downs and 590 yards of total offense. Nebraska had nine first downs and only 209 yards in the blowout loss. Ohio State ran for 238 yards alone and possessed the ball for over 37 minutes.
Nebraska took a hard fall after such a bad performance. They dropped down to No. 21 in the Week 11 poll.
Another major drop was Florida, who went from No. 10 to No. 22 after a 31-10 loss to Arkansas. The Razorbacks rode a 21-point first half and their defense held Florida to going 1-of-11 on third down attempts. Arkansas also ran for 223 yards compared to a mere 12 for the Gators.
Penn State made one of the biggest jumps of the week. They beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 41-14 and put up 599 yards of offense. Once again, the game’s rushing yards total was insanely one-sided. The Nittany Lions ran for 359 yards but the Hawkeyes managed only 30.
With the clock ticking on the regular season, the battle for the College Football Playoff looks to be tight among a handful of teams. The rest are hoping for an upset that vaults them up or another award like a bowl game or conference title.