College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 2 – Sporting News

  • September 28, 2022

Chaos has made an early appearance in the 2022 college football season.
That starts at the top of last week’s rankings, where top-ranked Alabama managed to limp out of Austin, Texas with a 20-19 win in tow. Like the 2010 BCS championship game, the Longhorns were without their starting quarterback, Quinn Ewers, who exited the game near the end of the first quarter with a sprained clavicle. Fans likewise were not happy with officiating in the game.
While the Crimson Tide maintained their spot atop the coaches’ poll, they fell out of the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25, with Georgia moving up after a shutout of FCS opponent Samford. 
At least Alabama won. The same could not be said for fellow top-10 teams Texas A&M or Notre Dame. The sixth-ranked Aggies and eighth-ranked Fighting Irish fell 17-14 to Appalachian State and 26-21 to Marshall, respectively.
Elsewhere, No. 20 Kentucky beat No. 12 Florida 26-16 in Gainesville for the Wildcats’ second victory over the Gators in two years. It is the first time since the 1976 and ’77 seasons that Kentucky has two straight wins over Florida.
MORE: College Football Playoff picture for Week 3: Notre Dame out, Texas A&M too?
Other notable wins (and losses) in the college football world: No. 21 BYU’s 26-20 victory over No. 9 Baylor; No. 24 Tennessee’s 34-27 triumph over No. 17 Pitt; Washington State’s 17-14 win over No. 19 Wisconsin; and Texas Tech’s 33-30 defeat of No. 25 Houston.
The Sporting News takes a look at the latest college football rankings in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll ahead of the Week 3 slate:
Others receiving votes: Marshall 85; Cincinnati 80; Appalachian State 80; Kansas State 77; North Carolina 71; Mississippi State 43; Florida State 42; Oregon State 42; Minnesota 37; Washington State 30; Notre Dame 23; Air Force 19; Texas Tech 17; Wisconsin 7; Auburn 4; Iowa State 4; Purdue 1
Others receiving votes: Florida State 85; Cincinnati 80; Appalachian State 50; Air Force 48; Kansas State 46; Wisconsin 43; Marshall 40; Notre Dame 35; Mississippi State 31; Washington State 29; Houston 25; Texas Tech 24; Oregon State 24; Minnesota 23; TCU 18; Auburn 16; North Carolina 10; Syracuse 7; Washington 6; UCLA 4; Iowa State 4.