College football rankings: Week 15, 2019

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 15 of the 2019 season have been released. LSU remained in first-place, while Baylor moved into the top ten.

The top-ranked and undefeated LSU Tigers (12-0) maintained their spot after crushing Texas A&M 50-7. LSU next plays No. 4 Georgia (11-1) in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Alabama (10-2), which lost at Auburn 48-45, fell four spots in both polls to No. 9. Auburn (9-3) moved up five spots to No. 11 in the AP Poll and four spots to No. 12 in the Coaches Poll.

The Baylor Bears (11-1) moved up three spots to No. 8 in the AP Poll and two spots to No. 8 in the Coaches Poll after demolishing Kansas 61-6.

The Utah Utes also moved into the top five this week. The Utes are now No. 5 in both polls.

Three teams received first-place votes in the AP and Coaches polls this week. LSU leads the way with 40 in the AP and 43 in the Coaches, followed by Ohio State (19 AP, 17 Coaches) and Clemson (3 AP, 4 Coaches).

Below are the full AP Poll and FBS Coaches polls for Week 15 of the 2019 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP POLL – WEEK 15

1. LSU (40)
2. Ohio State (19)
3. Clemson (3)
4. Georgia
5. Utah
6. Oklahoma
7. Florida
8. Baylor
9. Alabama
10. Wisconsin
11. Auburn
12. Penn State
13. Oregon
14. Notre Dame
15. Minnesota
16. Memphis
17. Michigan
18. Iowa
19. Boise State
20. Appalachian State
21. Cincinnati
22. Virginia
23. Navy
24. USC
25. Air Force

Others receiving votes: SMU 50, Oklahoma State 36, Kansas State 36, UCF 6, Virginia Tech 6, Iowa State 5, Arizona State 4, California 3, Washington 2, North Dakota State 1

Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 21, Virginia Tech 23

1. LSU (43)
2. Ohio State (17)
3. Clemson (4)
4. Georgia
5. Utah
6. Oklahoma
7. Florida
8. Baylor
9. Alabama
10. Wisconsin
11. Penn State
12. Auburn
13. Oregon
14. Notre Dame
15. Minnesota
16. Memphis
17. Boise State
18. Michigan
19. Iowa
20. Appalachian State
21. Cincinnati
22. Virginia
23. Navy
24. USC
25. Air Force

Others receiving votes: SMU 65, Oklahoma State 40, Kansas State 24, Louisiana 21, Indiana 14, Hawai’i 7, UCF 7, Arizona State 6, San Diego State 3, Iowa State 3, Tennessee 3, Virginia Tech 2, Temple 1

Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 21, Virginia Tech 23

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It’s nice to see that Air Force made it into the top 25. They did well to compile a 10-2 regular season record.