Alabama Takes No. 1 Spot From Iowa In Computer Rankings

September 26, 2021 by Staff

Alabama becomes the fourth different team in five weeks to hold the No. 1 spot in the Congrove Computer Rankings released Sunday. The Crimson Tide jumped over Iowa which had ascended to No. 1 last week. Oklahoma, Georgia and Notre Dame round out the top 5.

Michigan sits at No. 6 and Penn State is 8th to give the Big Ten 3 teams in the top 8, while Maryland rose 12 spots to 17th, Ohio State re-entered the top 25 at No. 21 and Michigan State climbed to No. 24.

Oregon takes 7th, Ole Miss is 9th and Oklahoma State rose from 16th to 10th.

Southern Cal plummeted out of the Top 25, free-falling from 5th to 26th after a 45-27 home loss to Oregon State.

TCU plunged from 10th to 25th on the heels of a 42-34 loss to SMU that propelled the Mustangs upward from 27th to 16th.

Other teams that crashed and burned were Minnesota (17th to 488th), North Carolina (15th to 42nd), Wisconsin (13 to 39th), Kansas State (21st to 36th), Iowa State (18th to 31st), and Texas A&M (3rd to 13th).

Texas was a big climber from 19th to 11th, Arkansas jumped from 22nd to 14th, Wake Forest rose from 25th to 15th, and NC State moved from 30th to 22nd.

See the complete Top 130.