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Oct. 2 Football National Rankings

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Oct. 2 Football National Rankings

AP Top 25

AP Top 25
Oct. 2, 2022

Rank, Team (Record), Points (First-Place Votes)
1, Alabama (5-0), 1,523 (25)
2, Georgia (5-0), 1,521 (28)
3, Ohio State (5-0), 1,488 (10)
4, Michigan (5-0), 1,348
5, Clemson (5-0), 1,345
6, USC (5-0), 1,233
7, Oklahoma State (4-0), 1,182
8, Tennessee (4-0), 1,129
9, Ole Miss (5-0), 1,068
10, Penn State (5-0), 959
11, Utah (4-1), 884
12, Oregon (4-1), 872
13, Kentucky (4-1), 832
14, North Carolina State (4-1), 691
15, Wake Forest (4-1), 627
16, BYU (4-1), 604
17, TCU (4-0), 514
18, UCLA (5-0), 510
19, Kansas (5-0), 476
20, Kansas State (4-1), 417
21, Washington (4-1), 180
22, Syracuse (5-0), 173
23, Mississippi State (4-1), 164
24, Cincinnati (4-1), 134
25, LSU (4-1), 108

Others receiving votes:
Washington State 91, Baylor 88, Florida State 78, Arkansas 76, James Madison 39, Florida 37, Maryland 25, Coastal Carolina 17, Minnesota 14, Tulane 9, Illinois 6, North Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4, Purdue 2, Oklahoma 2

Point values in parentheses indicate the number of first place votes.

Coaches' Poll

USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll
Oct. 2, 2022

Rank, Team, Record, Points, Previous
1, Alabama (34), 5-0, 1568, 2
2, Georgia (23), 5-0, 1545, 1
3, Ohio State (7), 5-0, 1492, 3
4, Michigan, 5-0, 1374, 4
5, Clemson, 5-0, 1352, 5
6, Southern California, 5-0, 1247, 6
7, Oklahoma State, 4-0, 1225, 7
8, Tennessee, 4-0, 1142, 9
9, Mississippi, 5-0, 1082, 11
10, Penn State, 5-0, 990, 12
11, Utah, 4-1, 919, 13
12, Oregon, 4-1, 823, 15
13, Kentucky, 4-1, 811, 8
14, NC State, 4-1, 732, 10
15, Wake Forest, 4-1, 668, 21
16, Brigham Young, 4-1, 594, 20
17, Kansas, 5-0, 433, NR
18, Texas Christian, 4-0, 425, NR
19, UCLA, 5-0, 421, NR
20, Kansas State, 4-1, 324, NR
21, Syracuse, 5-0, 306, 25
22, Baylor, 3-2, 230, 14
23, Mississippi State, 4-1, 194, NR
24, Washington, 4-1, 161, 18
25, Arkansas, 3-2, 141, 19

Others Receiving Votes
Cincinnati 140; LSU 89; Florida State 74; Florida 41; Washington State 38; Maryland 37; James Madison 30; Minnesota 23; Texas 22; Texas A&M 20; Air Force 20; Oklahoma 19; Coastal Carolina 11; Purdue 10; North Carolina 9; Tulane 6; Notre Dame 5; Illinois 3; Central Florida 2; Pittsburgh 1; Duke 1.

Dropped Out:
No. 16 Oklahoma; No. 17 Texas A&M; No. 22 Florida State; No. 23 Minnesota; No. 24 Pittsburgh.

About the Poll
The USA TODAY Sports AFCA Board of Coaches is 64 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2022 season: Tim Albin, Ohio; Tom Allen, Indiana; Blake Anderson,Utah State; Marcus Arroyo, UNLV; Dino Babers, Syracuse; Mike Bloomgren, Rice; Brent Brennan, San Jose State; Neal Brown, West Virginia; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina; Paul Chryst, Wisconsin; Dave Clawson, Wake Forest; Sonny Cumbie, Louisiana Tech; Kalen DeBoer, Washington; Jake Dickert, Washington State; Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso; Dave Doeren, North Carolina State; Stan Drayton, Temple; Sonny Dykes, TCU; Mike Elko, Duke; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jedd Fisch, Arizona; Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern; James Franklin, Penn State; Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame; Hugh Freeze, Liberty; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Danny Gonzales, New Mexico; Jeff Hafley, Boston College; Will Hall, Southern Mississippi; Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois; Tyson Helton, Western Kentucky; Brady Hoke, San Diego State; Dana Holgorsen; Houston; Butch Jones, Arkansas State; Chris Klieman, Kansas State; Rhett Lashlee, SMU; Lance Leipold, Kansas; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Sean Lewis, Kent State; Mike Locksley, Maryland; Mike MacIntyre, Florida International; Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio); Joey McGuire, Texas Tech; Jeff Monken, Army; Joe Moorhead, Akron; Jim Mora, Connecticut; Billy Napier, Florida; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Sam Pittman, Arkansas; Brent Pry, Virginia Tech; Nick Saban, Alabama; Scott Satterfield, Louisville; Greg Schiano, Rutgers; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Jake Spavital, Texas State; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Jon Sumrall, Troy; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; Jeff Traylor, Texas-San Antonio; Mel Tucker, Michigan State; Kyle Whittingham, Utah, Ken Wilson, Nevada.