No. 25 Tulsa will be ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 10 years, and No. 9 Indiana will play its first top 10 matchup in program history.
The AP Top 25 largely stagnated on Sunday after four of the top five teams failed to play and only lost one ranking that weekend.
Alabama is number 1 with 60 votes in first place for the second straight week. Notre Dame # 2 received one vote in first place and Ohio State # 3 the other.
The rest of the top 8 remained unchanged: Clemson is No. 4, followed by Texas A&M, Florida, Cincinnati and BYU.
Indiana moved up one place to ninth place – the Hoosiers’ best ranking since placing fourth in the 1967 poll – and faced the state of Ohio on Saturday.
Tulsa rose to the rankings after beating rival American Athletic Conference SMU and knocking the Mustangs out of the top 25.
The Golden Hurricane was last ranked 24th in the last poll of the 2010 season. The last time Tulsa was ranked second in the regular season was two years earlier when coach Todd Graham had the Golden Hurricane ranked 19th.
Clemson has now been voted in the top five for 50 consecutive weeks, the longest active streak in college football and the third longest streak in AP poll history.
The Tigers reached number 4 on November 5, 2017 and have been in the top 5 since then. The longest run of the top 5 placements naturally belongs to Alabama.
The Crimson Tide’s record streak came in 68 consecutive polls last year.
The second longest run of the top 5 appearances is Miami’s series of 55 from 2000 to 2003.
SEC – 5 (No. 1, 5, 6, 13, 23).
Big Ten – 4 (No. 3, 9, 10, 19).
Big 12 – 4 (No. 14, 17, 18, 22).
ACC – 3 (No. 2, 4, 12).
Pac-12-2 (No. 11, 20).
Americans – 2 (No. 7, 25).
Sun belt – 2 (No. 15 tie, 24).
Conference USA – 1 (No. 15, tie).
Independent – 2 (No. 8, 21).
No. 9 Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State. The Hoosiers dream season has a chance to reach new heights.
No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 19 Northwestern. Important implications for Big Ten West.
No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma. Bedlam could throw the Big 12 race into chaos.