Alabama remains first-ranked team in AP poll
For the second straight week the Alabama Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in the land in the AP Top 25. The Tide shutout the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, 35-0.
The Crimson Tide received 48 first-place votes and amassed 1,486 points to lead the nation. Southern California remained the No. 2 team and received eight first-place votes. LSU, the No. 3 team in the nation, was the only other team to receive first-place votes. The Tigers received four. Oregon remains the No. 4 team followed by Oklahoma and Florida State tied at No.5.
Arkansas, who lost to Louisana-Monroe on Saturday evening, dropped from the No. 8 team in the nation out of the rankings entirely. The drop is the second-largest drop from the rankings in the history of the poll.
Wisconsin, who was previously ranked No. 13, fell out of the rankings following its loss to Oregon State, 10-7. Nebraska fell out of the Top 25 after its loss to UCLA, 36-30. Oklahoma State dropped from the rankings after falling to Arizona, 59-38.
UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona and BYU all entered this week.
1. Alabama (48)
2. USC (8)
3. LSU (4)
5. Florida State
8. South Carolina
9. West Virginia
10. Michigan State
12. Ohio State
13. Virginia Tech
15. Kansas State
20. Notre Dame
25. Brigham Young
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