Last Updated on November 10, 2020
- Ahead of Week 11, Alabama has taken the No. 1 spot after Clemson’s loss to Notre Dame.
- After a big win over Michigan to improve to 3-0, Indiana is now No. 10 in the AP Top 25.
- Let’s take a look at the latest college football rankings.
This pandemic-impacted 2020 college football season is just flying by, as we’ve already arrived at Week 11. At this point, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have returned to action, with the latter conference opening up play this past weekend.
A number of big stories headlined Week 10 — Clemson came up short against Notre Dame in double overtime on Saturday night and Indiana improved to 3-0 with a 17-point win over Michigan. Not to mention, Florida additionally defeated Georgia by 16 points, handing the Bulldogs their second loss of the season.
These outcomes have thus altered the AP Top 25, so without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest rankings ahead of the Week 11 slate of matchups.
|Ranking||Team (1st place votes)||Record||Points||Movement|
|2||Notre Dame (2)||7-0||1464||+2|
|3||Ohio State (1)||3-0||1449||–|
After its defeat at the hands of the Fighting Irish, Clemson has moved from No. 1 back to No. 4, with Alabama taking the top spot in the AP Top 25. Notre Dame additionally moves up from No. 4 to No. 2.
Alabama didn’t play this past weekend, but most recently defeated Mississippi State 41-0 in Week 9 to improve to 6-0. The Crimson Tide face unranked LSU in Week 11 — the defending national champions are struggling this season at 2-3. Clemson, on the other hand, takes on Florida State in Week 12, with quarterback Trevor Lawrence likely returning after missing two games due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Indiana Moves into Top 10
Look no further, ladies and gentlemen. The Indiana Hoosiers are now 3-0 and No. 10 in the AP Top 25. It’s the program’s best ranking since 1969, a year in which Indiana also found itself at No. 10. Ranked 13th at the time, Indiana defeated then-23rd-ranked Michigan by a score of 38-21 on Saturday behind 342 passing yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Michael Penix. Running back Stevie Scott additionally racked up 97 yards and a pair of scores on the ground.
Indiana takes on unranked Michigan State (1-2) this Saturday afternoon.
BYU Continues to Improve
BYU was the ninth-ranked program in the country heading into its Friday night matchup with then-21st-ranked Boise State. But after a huge performance and blowout victory, BYU continues to climb the rankings and is now No. 8 in the AP Top 25. The Cougars ultimately ousted Boise State by a score of 51-17 behind a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Zach Wilson along with 123 yards rushing and two scores from running back Tyler Allgeier.