AP College Football Poll 2017: Complete Week 11 Rankings Released

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 5, 2017

Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley is tackled by LSU linebacker Donnie Alexander, and safety Grant Delpit, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

Voters of the Associated Press poll apparently saw the first College Football Playoff rankings and have adjusted their thinking.

Just not quite all the way.

Alabama remains the nation's top-ranked team by the AP despite being No. 2 in the playoff rankings behind Georgia. The Bulldogs are still second in the country, but the AP made an adjustment to move Notre Dame to No. 3 and Clemson to No. 4—in accordance with how the playoff rankings shook out. Oklahoma sits at No. 5.

Here is a look at how the entire poll played out: 

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Notre Dame

4. Clemson

5. Oklahoma

6. Wisconsin

7. Miami 

8. TCU

9. Washington

10. Auburn

11. Ohio State

12. Oklahoma State

13. Michigan State

14. UCF

15. USC

16. Penn State

17. Virginia Tech

18. Mississippi State

19. Washington State

20. Memphis

21. Michigan

22. South Florida

23. West Virginia

24. Iowa State

25. Iowa

The shuffling of the Top Five came at the expense of Wisconsin, which dropped two spots despite a 45-17 win over Indiana. The Badgers have yet to play a ranked opponent this season, though they will host No. 25 Iowa this weekend. 

Clemson and Notre Dame each moved up a pair of spots, with the former having a tough time getting a road win over NC State. The Tigers rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns and took advantage of two Wolfpack interceptions, winning despite holding possession for just over 25 minutes.

"Adversity had kicked in for us early on and throughout the course of the game," quarterback Kelly Bryant told reporters. "Just sticking together and having that brotherhood that we've got...that was our mentality on the sideline."

Ohio State, which ascended to No. 3 a week ago after defeating Penn State, tumbled to No. 11 after being blown out at Iowa. The Hawkeyes picked off J.T. Barrett four times, including one returned for a touchdown on the game's opening drive.

"They just played very well against us," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told reporters. "They really didn't do very much different than they have in the past. They were baiting ya, playing between two receivers. That's their coverage. We just didn't play very well. I'll know more after watching videotape, evaluating it."

The biggest game next weekend will be Notre Dame vs. Miami, with both teams looking to clearly establish themselves as playoff contenders. Miami turned in its best performance of the season Saturday, throttling Virginia Tech in a 28-10 victory. The Hurricanes had won their previous four games by one score apiece.

Notre Dame's only loss of the season was a one-point defeat to Georgia. The Irish have won each of their eight games by double digits.

Iowa's upset of Ohio State has the Hawkeyes sitting at No. 25 in the rankings. They are one of four new teams in the Top 25, with Michigan, South Florida and West Virginia also joining.