College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 2

Chaos has made an early appearance in the 2022 college football season.

That starts at the top of last week's rankings, where top-ranked Alabama managed to limp out of Austin, Texas with a 20-19 win in tow. Like the 2010 BCS championship game, the Longhorns were without their starting quarterback, Quinn Ewers, who exited the game near the end of the first quarter with a sprained clavicle. Fans likewise were not happy with officiating in the game.

While the Crimson Tide maintained their spot atop the coaches' poll, they fell out of the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25, with Georgia moving up after a shutout of FCS opponent Samford. 

At least Alabama won. The same could not be said for fellow top-10 teams Texas A&M or Notre Dame. The sixth-ranked Aggies and eighth-ranked Fighting Irish fell 17-14 to Appalachian State and 26-21 to Marshall, respectively.

Elsewhere, No. 20 Kentucky beat No. 12 Florida 26-16 in Gainesville for the Wildcats' second victory over the Gators in two years. It is the first time since the 1976 and '77 seasons that Kentucky has two straight wins over Florida.

MORE: College Football Playoff picture for Week 3: Notre Dame out, Texas A&M too?

Other notable wins (and losses) in the college football world: No. 21 BYU's 26-20 victory over No. 9 Baylor; No. 24 Tennessee's 34-27 triumph over No. 17 Pitt; Washington State's 17-14 win over No. 19 Wisconsin; and Texas Tech's 33-30 defeat of No. 25 Houston.

The Sporting News takes a look at the latest college football rankings in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll ahead of the Week 3 slate:

College football rankings for Week 3

AP Poll

RankTeamRecordPoints (No. 1 votes)
1Georgia2-01,561 (53)
2Alabama2-01,496 (9)
3Ohio State2-01,475 (1)
4Michigan2-01,359
5Clemson2-01,285
6Oklahoma2-01,209
7USC2-01,139
8Oklahoma State2-01,004
9Kentucky2-0992
10Arkansas2-0938
11Michigan State2-0902
12BYU2-0880
13Miami2-0772
14Utah1-1673
15Tennessee2-0658
16NC State2-0623
17Baylor1-1562
18Florida1-1484
19Wake Forest2-0449
20Ole Miss2-0411
21Texas1-1276
22Penn State2-0271
23Pittsburgh1-1160
24Texas A&M1-1145
25Oregon1-189

Others receiving votes: Marshall 85; Cincinnati 80; Appalachian State 80; Kansas State 77; North Carolina 71; Mississippi State 43; Florida State 42; Oregon State 42; Minnesota 37; Washington State 30; Notre Dame 23; Air Force 19; Texas Tech 17; Wisconsin 7; Auburn 4; Iowa State 4; Purdue 1

Coaches Poll

RankTeamRecordPoints (No. 1 votes)
1Alabama2-01,582 (39)
2Georgia2-01,574 (25)
3Ohio State2-01,514 (1)
4Clemson2-01,387
5Michigan2-01,370
6Oklahoma2-01,253
7Oklahoma State2-01,137
8USC2-01,113
9Michigan State2-01,026
10Kentucky2-0901
11Arkansas2-0857
12N.C. State2-0816
13Miami2-0805
14BYU2-0739
15Utah1-1673
16Tennessee2-0556
17Ole Miss2-0552
18Wake Forest2-0540
19Baylor1-1531
20Texas1-1306
21Florida1-1297
22Texas A&M1-1285
23Penn State2-0279
24Oregon1-1197
25Pitt1-1157

Others receiving votes:Florida State 85; Cincinnati 80; Appalachian State 50; Air Force 48; Kansas State 46; Wisconsin 43; Marshall 40; Notre Dame 35; Mississippi State 31; Washington State 29; Houston 25; Texas Tech 24; Oregon State 24; Minnesota 23; TCU 18; Auburn 16; North Carolina 10; Syracuse 7; Washington 6; UCLA 4; Iowa State 4.

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Zac Al-Khateeb is a content producer for The Sporting News.
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