Pennsylvania rises, Washington enters as AP Poll Week 4 prepares attractive games ahead

Only three teams lost last week, but a handful of impressive wins led to changes in this week’s AP Poll. Let’s break down the fourth week’s movement in our most recent survey.

Here’s the full AP Top 25 poll (1st place votes in parentheses).

Week 4 AP Top 25 Poll


The school




1 Georgia (59) 1,569 1 3-0
2 Alabama (3) 1,492 2 3-0
3 Ohio State (1) 1,473 3 3-0
4 Michigan 1,364 4 3-0
5 Clemson 1,268 5 3-0
6 Oklahoma 1,257 6 3-0
7 Southern California 1.197 7 3-0
8 Kentucky 1,096 9 3-0
8 Oklahoma 1,071 8 3-0
10 Arkansas 920 10 3-0
11 Tennessee 866 15th 3-0
12 North Carolina 781 16 3-0
13 Utah 684 14 2-1
14 Pennsylvania state 666 22 3-0
15th Oregon 593 25 2-1
16 Be a beauty queen 585 20 3-0
17 Baylor 494 17 2-1
18 Washington 485 NR 3-0
19 BYU 381 12 2-1
20 Florida 360 18 2-1
21 Wake Forest 345 19 3-0
22 Texas 339 21 2-1
23 Texas A&M 309 24 2-1
24 Pittsburgh 181 23 2-1
25 Miami, Florida) 123 13 2-1

The Rise of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M, and Oregon

Pennsylvania No. 14 dominated Auburn on the road to go up eight places in the poll. It’s the highest rating of the season for the Nittany Lions, who have just received their second-biggest defeat ever to a SEC opponent.

Meanwhile, No. 23 ranked Texas A&M and No. 15 ranked Oregon both took home their ranking wins to boost their rankings in the poll. The Aggies and Ducks are still below their previous peaks in the 2022 Poll – sixth and eleventh, respectively – but each team is gaining momentum going into a match against an undefeated opponent in Week 4.

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Washington joins the party

No. 18 Washington is the only newcomer in this week’s AP Poll, replacing Michigan State who defeated 39-28. While 19th BYU and 25th Miami saw declines of seven and 12 points after losses, respectively, none of the losses were enough to shake them out of the survey.

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bubbling under

While the top 10 teams in the AP poll for the fourth week remain unchanged, the new teams are falling below the top 10 threshold after teams lost No. 11, 12 and 13 last week.

As a result, No. 11 in Tennessee, No. 12 in North Carolina, and No. 13 in Utah top the top 10, with just 236 votes between 10th and 13th.

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Ranking of the week 3 matches to watch

Clemson heads to Wake Forest in the biggest test for each team to date. While both teams are undefeated, the Tigers have not defeated an opponent with this season’s FBS win, and the Demon Deacons had to stop a two-point conversion in the last quarter of last week to win. However, Clemson and Wake Forest will see how they stack up in the ACC Atlantic Division in Week 4, with the winner snatching an early lead in the division.

Florida battles Tennessee with College Gameday in the city. All eyes will be on the quarterbacks as Florida’s Anthony Richardson looks to rediscover his form after struggling the past two weeks, while Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker leads the team. 3rd best offense at FBS.

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Arkansas battles Texas A&M in a neutral location competition at the Southwest Classic. Arkansas enters after escaping from Missouri last week, the FCS team. Texas A&M enters after the seeded win over Miami. However, you can throw past scores out the window when the Razorbacks and Aggies play, as anything can happen in this rivalry match.

Here are other games worth focusing on, all of which have at least one undefeated team:

Overall, AP’s latest survey is an exciting week 4.