Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the as soon as extra of the perfect 10 in The Associated Press faculty soccer ballot on Sunday and Penn State jumped 4 spots to No. 6 after one totally different weekend by the use of which fairly a number of ranked groups had elements.

Even No. 1 Alabama.


Six ranked groups misplaced Saturday, although none all through the extreme 10, elevating to 19 the whole variety of ranked groups to lose by way of the primary three weeks of the season.

That’s almost certainly in all probability essentially the most by way of three weeks of a season all through the historic earlier of the ballot, in accordance to ESPN’s stats and data.

The quantity is padded by 10 ranked groups dropping to ranked groups. Also, just one top-10 crew has misplaced to an unranked crew: North Carolina was preseason No. 10 when it opened with a loss to Virginia Tech.

It’s been a harmful first few weeks of the 2021 season, although not fairly as loopy and unpredictable because it might check out first look.

A complete of 35 groups have been ranked by way of three regular-season polls.


— No. 20 Michigan State is off to a powerful begin in Year 2 beneath coach Mel Tucker, 3-0 by a suggest margin of 23 parts. The Spartans won 38-17 at Miami on Saturday and are ranked for the primary time since Oct. 5, 2019.

— No. 22 Fresno State obtained in all probability the weekend’s most thrilling sport, upsetting UCLA with two late scoring drives led by quarterback Jake Haener. The Bulldogs are ranked for the primary time because of the remaining AP Top 25 of 2018.

No. 24 UCLA dropped 11 spots after its first lack of the season.

— No. 25 Kansas State is off to a 3-0 begin after beating Nevada 38-17. The Wildcats have been ranked briefly in 2020 after which stumbled to a 4-5 end.


Virginia Tech slipped out after dropping at West Virginia.

— Arizona State is out for the primary time this season after losing to BYU. The Cougars moved up eight spots to No. 15 after a second straight victory in opposition to a ranked Pac-12 crew.

— Miami is out for the primary time this season after falling to 1-2.


SEC — 7 (Nos. 1, 2, 7, 11, 13, 16, 23).

Big Ten — 6 (Nos. 5, 6, 10, 18, 19, 20).

Big 12 — 3 (Nos. 4, 14, 25).

ACC — 2 (Nos. 9, 21).

Pac-12 — 2 (Nos. 3, 24).

American — 1 (No. 8).

Mountain West — 1 (No. 22).

Sun Belt — 1 (No. 17).

Independents — 2 (Nos. 12, 15).


No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago. Toughest confirm nonetheless for an Irish crew that’s unbeaten however away from fantastic.

No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Last time this was a ranked matchup was 2016.