New York, NY (Sports Network) - Alabama remained the top team in the latest
Associated Press college football poll and is a near unanimous selection after
Southern California's loss to Stanford on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide received all but two of the 60 first-place votes and a total
of 1,498 points from a nationwide media panel after a 52-0 thumping of
Arkansas on Saturday.
USC, meanwhile, dropped from second to 13th after a 21-14 loss at Stanford.
The impressive victory moved the Cardinal up 12 places from 21st to ninth.
LSU moved up one spot to second, earning two first-place votes, while Oregon,
Florida State and Georgia round out the top five. Oklahoma, South Carolina,
West Virginia, Stanford and Clemson complete the top 10.
Notre Dame, coming off a 20-3 win over then-No. 10 Michigan State in East
Lansing, vaulted nine places to 11th. The remainder of the second 10 consists
of Texas, USC, Florida, Kansas State, Ohio State, TCU, Michigan, UCLA and
The last five teams ranked are Michigan State, Arizona, and newcomers
Mississippi State, Boise State and Nebraska. Boise State and Nebraska were
both ranked earlier this season.
Virginia Tech, following a 35-17 loss at Pittsburgh, dropped out after being
ranked 13th, while Tennessee and BYU also fell out. Tennessee lost at home to
Florida and BYU was tripped up at Utah.
Next week's schedule features four matchups of ranked teams, highlighted by
the annual showdown between Notre Dame and Michigan. This year's contest will
take place in South Bend.
Also next Saturday, Kansas State will visit Oklahoma, Florida State will host
Clemson and Arizona will travel to Oregon.
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