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Tar Heels Up To No. 22 In Latest AP Top 25

NEW YORK (AP) -- Southern California dropped nine spots and out of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll and Washington moved into the rankings for the first time in six years.

A day after the Huskies upset the Trojans on a late field goal, USC fell from No. 3 to No. 12 on Sunday. The Trojans became the second preseason top-five team to lose in the first three weeks of the season. Preseason No. 3 Oklahoma lost its opener to BYU.

No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Texas have held firm to their spots all season. No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Mississippi each moved up a spot this week. Penn State remained No. 5.

BYU dropped the farthest, 12 spots to 19th after a 54-28 home loss to Florida State, which moved back into the rankings. Washington is No. 24.

North Carolina moved up 2 spots to No. 22 after a 31-17 win over East Carolina.

No. School Record Points Prev
1 Florida (55) 3-0 1488 1
2 Texas (2) 3-0 1428 2
3 Alabama (3) 3-0 1390 4
4 Mississippi 2-0 1213 5
5 Penn State 3-0 1212 5
6 California 3-0 1169 8
7 LSU 3-0 1120 9
8 Boise State 3-0 1038 10
9 Miami (Fla.) 2-0 920 20
10 Oklahoma 2-1 862 12
11 Virginia Tech 2-1 852 13
12 Southern California 2-1 825 3
13 Ohio State 2-1 810 11
14 Cincinnati 3-0 739 17
15 TCU 2-0 674 15
16 Oklahoma State 2-1 478 16
17 Houston 2-0 455 21
18 Florida State 2-1 363 42
19 Brigham Young 2-1 349 7
20 Kansas 3-0 347 22
21 Georgia 2-1 318 23
22 North Carolina 3-0 271 24
23 Michigan 3-0 247 25
24 Washington 2-1 194 0
25 Nebraska 2-1 132 19

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri(3-0) 115; Georgia Tech(2-1) 102; Auburn(3-0) 100; Pittsburgh(3-0) 91; UCLA(3-0) 62; Iowa(3-0) 39; Oregon(2-1) 30; Texas Tech(2-1) 19; Notre Dame(2-1) 16; Utah(2-1) 12; Clemson(2-1) 11; Oregon State(2-1) 4; Colorado State(3-0) 4; South Florida(3-0) 1


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