New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Alabama remained a strong No. 1 in the
latest Associated Press college football poll, but a weekend that featured
a quartet of upsets in the SEC led to a shakeup.
The Crimson Tide, after a 52-0 rout of Arkansas, received 55 first-place votes
and a total of 1,495 points from a nationwide media panel for the fourth
Oregon picked up three first-place votes and a total of 1,427 points after a
solid 62-38 victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Florida State jumped two spots to third following an impressive 51-14 win at
then-No. 3 Clemson. The Seminoles received two first-place votes.
Ohio State held onto the fourth spot. Missouri and Baylor made big leaps to
fifth and sixth, respectively. The Tigers jumped nine spots following their
36-17 victory over then-No. 22 Florida, while the Bears moved up six positions
with a 71-7 romp of Iowa State.
Miami-Florida, Stanford, Clemson and Texas Tech round out this week's top 10.
The Cardinal moved up five spots after beating previously unbeaten UCLA 24-10
The second 10 consists of Auburn, UCLA, LSU, Texas A&M, Fresno State, Virginia
Tech, Oklahoma, Louisville, Oklahoma State and South Carolina. Auburn jumped
up 13 spots following its 45-41 victory over then-No. 7 Texas A&M, while the
Gamecocks fell nine spots following a 23-21 loss to Tennessee.
UCF, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska are the last five
teams ranked this week.
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