Last Updated on September 11, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Exciting Results and Milestones Marked in Latest AP Top 25 College Football Poll
The new AP Top 25 college football poll has been released, showcasing thrilling performances and significant achievements from several teams across the nation. Among the notable highlights, Texas pulled off a convincing upset against Alabama, resulting in their upward movement in the rankings.
Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Florida State successfully held their ground and maintained their positions in the top five. The Georgia Bulldogs extended their winning streak to a program-record 19 games, while also boasting an impressive 20-game home winning streak. Meanwhile, Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy showcased his talent with an exceptional completion percentage, ranking as the second-best in the history of the team.
The Florida State Seminoles accomplished a remarkable feat by scoring the most points during the Mike Norvell era. Their high-scoring performance highlighted the team’s offensive prowess and potential for future success. Similarly, the Texas Longhorns’ Quinn Ewers demonstrated his skills with a strong showing, completing 16 of 20 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
USC Trojans’ quarterback Caleb Williams showcased his outstanding abilities once again, completing 19 of 22 passes for 281 yards and three scores. Ohio State Buckeyes’ wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. also made headlines, recording two touchdowns and an impressive 160 receiving yards—a feat that hadn’t been seen since 1998.
Other notable achievements include Penn State Nittany Lions’ sophomore running back Nicholas Singleton rushing for three touchdowns, Washington Huskies’ Michael Penix Jr. throwing for 409 yards and three scores, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish scoring 40 or more points in each of their first three games—an uncommon accomplishment in college football.
However, the latest poll also shed light on some unexpected outcomes. The Alabama Crimson Tide, a traditional powerhouse, allowed 21 points in the fourth quarter, equating to their highest total under the reign of head coach Nick Saban. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Volunteers secured a home win under coach Josh Heupel but scored their fewest points in such a victory.
In other games, Utah Utes’ Ja’Quinden Jackson achieved a career-high rushing yardage with 129 yards, and the Oregon Ducks outscored Texas Tech 20-3 in the fourth quarter, solidifying an impressive comeback with a pick-six. The LSU Tigers’ quarterback Jayden Daniels shone with an extraordinary performance, throwing for five touchdowns, while Kansas State Wildcats’ QB Will Howard demonstrated his versatility by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more.
The release of the latest AP Top 25 college football poll brought excitement and celebration for several teams, highlighting extraordinary achievements, outstanding performances, and unexpected outcomes. These games and records provide a glimpse into the unpredictability and passion that make college football such a beloved and thrilling sport.