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Cincinnati jumps to No. 2, Iowa falls to No. 11 in latest AP Top 25 college football poll

Cincinnati is the first program to reach No. 2 from outside a Power Five or BCS conference since TCU finished second in 2010.

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After rising to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 college football poll last week, the Iowa Hawkeyes have fallen to No. 11 in the latest edition of the AP Top 25, which was released Sunday.

The Hawkeyes fell to unranked Purdue 24-7. The Boilermakers were rewarded with the No. 25 ranking in this week’s AP Top 25, which snapped the longest AP poll drought for a Power Five school. The Boilermakers were last ranked in 2007. Kansas now owns the longest drought without being ranked among Power Five schools. The Jayhawks were last ranked in October of 2009.

Capitalizing on Iowa’s loss was Cincinnati. After beating UCF 56-21 on Saturday, the Bearcats moved up a spot to No. 2, which marks the best ranking in program history. Cincinnati is also the first program to reach No. 2 from outside a Power Five or BCS conference since TCU finished second in 2010.

No. 19 Auburn is back in the AP Top 25 after a 38-23 road victory against then-No. 17 Arkansas, while No. 20 Baylor also returned to the poll after defeating then-No. 19 BYU 38-24

AP Top 25 Poll

1. Georgia (7-0)

2. Cincinnati (6-0)

3. Oklahoma (7-0)

4. Alabama (6-1)

5. Ohio State (5-1)

6. Michigan (6-0)

7. Penn State (5-1)

8. Oklahoma State (6-0)

9. Michigan State (7-0)

10. Oregon (5-1)

11. Iowa (6-1)

12. Ole Miss (5-1)

13. Notre Dame (5-1)

14. Coastal Carolina (6-0)

15. Kentucky (6-1)

16. Wake Forest (6-0)

17. Texas A&M (5-2)

18. North Carolina State (5-1)

19. Auburn (5-2)

20. Baylor (6-1)

21. SMU (6-0)

22. San Diego State (6-0)

23. Pittsburgh (5-1)

24. UTSA (7-0)

25. Purdue (4-2)

Others receiving votes:

Clemson 64, Utah 43, Arkansas 29, Brigham Young 21, Air Force 19, Iowa State 14, Louisiana-Lafayette 13, Arizona State 7, Florida 7, Texas 5, UCLA 4, Houston 2, LSU 2, Virginia 1