The Associated Press released its latest Top 25 college football rankings following the first weekend’s worth of games. Bowl Championship Series conference schools accounted for 23 of the top spots. The Mountain West Conference’s Boise State and Texas Christian represent all the non-BCS schools with their No. 4 and No. 24 rankings, respectively.
The BCS conferences include the SEC, Big-10, ACC, Big-12, PAC-12 and Big East.
Oklahoma retained the No. 1 spot following its 47-14 victory over in-state opponent Tulsa on Saturday. The Sooners garnered 32 of the possible 60 first-place votes. OU will have a bye this week before traveling to Tallahassee to take on No. 5 Florida State on September 17.
LSU impressed the AP voters with its 40-27 romp over last season’s BCS championship runner-up Oregon. So much so that the Bayou Bangles leapfrogged fellow SEC West powerhouse Alabama to take the No. 2 ranking from the Crimson Tide; dropping Bama to No. 3. Alabama will have a chance to move back in front of LSU this weekend with a match-up against No. 23 Penn State.
Boise State, who will have the best opportunity for crashing the BCS party once again this year, opened up its season with an impressive 35-21 victory over the SEC’s Georgia in Atlanta. The Broncos will have an uphill battle throughout the rest of the season in regards to impressing AP voters. Boise State’s schedule lacks any further games against BCS schools, and its top remaining opponent, TCU, lost its opener to unranked Baylor to kickoff the season last Thursday.
Rounding out the AP’s Top 10 is Stanford (No. 6), Texas A&M (No. 7), Wisconsin (No. 8), Oklahoma State (No. 9) and Nebraska (No. 10).