AP Poll released following conference championship weekend

By Kevin Kelley -

The AP Poll has been released following conference championship weekend, and the Michigan Wolverines top the latest rankings.

Michigan (13-0) moved up a spot to No. 1 in the AP Poll after its 26-0 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship coupled with the Georgia Bulldogs falling to the Alabama Crimson Tide, 27-24, in the SEC Championship.

Georgia dropped from No. 1 to No. 6 as a result of the loss, while Alabama moved up from No. 8 to No. 5.

The Washington Huskies defeated the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship Friday night and moved up a spot to No. 2. The Texas Longhorns also moved up four spots to No. 3 after winning the Big 12 Championship over Oklahoma State.

The Florida State Seminoles, who defeated the Louisville Cardinals for the ACC Championship, held onto the No. 4 spot.

The top four teams in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings are set to be revealed at 12:15pm ET today on ESPN. If the rankings mirror the AP Poll, the semifinal matchups would be Michigan vs. Florida State, likely in the Rose Bowl, and Washington vs. Texas in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

SMU, who defeated Tulane in the American Football Championship, is now the highest ranked Group of Five team at No. 17, one spot ahead of Liberty.

Below are the college football rankings for Week 15 of the 2023 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 15

1. Michigan (51)
2. Washington (11)
3. Texas
4. Florida State
5. Alabama
6. Georgia
7. Ohio State
8. Oregon
9. Missouri
10. Penn State
11. Ole Miss
12. Oklahoma
13. LSU
14. Arizona
15. Notre Dame
16. Louisville
17. SMU
18. Liberty
19. NC State
20. Iowa
21. Oregon State
22. Oklahoma State
23. Tulane
24. James Madison
25. Tennessee

Others receiving votes: Clemson 87, Troy 65, Utah 39, Kansas St. 38, Miami (Ohio) 31, Toledo 22, Kansas 8, Kentucky 4

Dropped from rankings: Toledo 23

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