3 in Associated Press Top 25

Posted September 19, 2017

A 47-21 win against defending Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson and Louisville Cardinals vaulted the Tigers into the No. 2 spot in the poll, trailing only the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

Other newcomers to the rankings are No. 23 Utah (3-0) and No. 24 OR (3-0). Defending national champion Clemson is second with 11/2 odds, while USC (7/1) and Oklahoma (8/1) are close behind the Tigers. He has been so impressive that Watson tweeted, "He will be better than me!" on Saturday night, as Bryant led No. 3 Clemson to a 47-21 road win against No. 14 Louisville. Numbers in parentheses denote first-place votes.

Alabama continues to hold on to the top spot.

Penn State moved up a spot to No. 4, flip-flopping with No. 5 Southern California.

Mississippi State joins the Top 25 at No.17 after dominating LSU 37-7.

No. 16 TCU at No. 6 Oklahoma State.

Meanwhile, Clemson has been ranked in the top five for 28 consecutive polls, the longest active streak. Oklahoma State 7. Washington 8. The biggest riser was Mississippi State, who received a whopping 11-spot rise to No. 19 courtesy of their victory over LSU.

Virginia Tech at No. 13 and Miami at No. 14 round out the ACC teams in the poll.

The highest ranked Group of Five team also resides in the state of Florida as the USF Bulls now sit at No. 21 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the Coaches poll.