SEC down to seven in Top 25; Auburn tumbles 12 spots after OT win

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Three Southeastern Conference teams fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, and the Auburn Tigers dropped 12 spots after the league that set a record for most teams in the college football rankings last week had a rough weekend.

Arkansas, Tennesseeand Mississippi Stateall fell out after losses Saturday. The Tigers needed overtime to beat Jacksonville State of the FCS; they slipped from No. 6 to No. 18.

Auburn will get a chance at redemption next week as the Tigers visit No. 13LSU.

The SEC was down to seven ranked teams, still the most of any conference. The Pac-12 was next with five.

Ohio Stateremains No. 1, but the Buckeyes are no longer unanimous. No. 4 Michigan Statereceives two first-place votes after beating Oregon31-28. Alabamaremains No. 2. TCUis 3.

The Crimson Tide, which rolled past Middle Tennessee 37-10, start the conference portion of their slate next week by hosting No. 15Ole Miss.

No. 19 BYUjumps into the rankings after beating Boise State and knocking the Broncos out of the poll. Next up for the Cougars and quarterbackTanner Mangum: No. 10UCLA.

The other Top 25 matchup to be played in Week 3 is No. 8Notre Dame, which lost quarterbackMalik Zairefortheseason, hosting No. 14Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets and quarterback Justin Thomas have put up more than 60 points in each of their first two games. The Irish will find out of DeShone Kizer can follow up his amazing debut off the bench in a 34-27 victory against Virginia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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