MSU shoots into top 25 after blowout of LSU

Defending national champion Clemson is second with 11/2 odds, while USC (7/1) and Oklahoma (8/1) are close behind the Tigers.

The Sooners dropped one spot by AP voters despite a 56-14 win over Tulane on Saturday night. The Sooners, however, got off to a slow start as they and the Green Wave were tied at 14 after the first quarter.

Other Big 12 schools in the AP poll include Oklahoma State (No. 6, up three spots) and TCU (16, up four spots).

Clemson has been ranked no lower than sixth in the AP poll since October 4, 2015, and has been ranked in the top five for 28 straight polls, the longest such active streak in the country. The Tigers received 15 first-place votes.

Following Week 3 of the 2017 college football season, which saw Clemson shellacking Louisville, USC squeaking past Texas and multiple top 25 teams going down, we have a new top 25. Oklahoma 4. Penn State 5. Oklahoma State 7. Washington 8. Wisconsin 10. Ohio State 11. Penn State's odds went up slightly following a dismantling of Georgia State.

Auburn, meanwhile, looked like it had a hangover following its loss to Clemson, with four fumbles and an interception against an FCS team that resurrected its program just five years ago.

- No. 17 Mississippi State made the biggest move among the newcomers, entering the rankings for the first time this season at No. 17. Washington State 19. Louisville 20.

  • Rogelio Becker