Robby Donoho

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Alabama Unanimous No. 1 in Newest College Football Polls

NEW YORK (WCBI/AP) –Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll.

(Clarion-Ledger)
Amari Cooper hauls in his 2nd TD of the game as Alabama stays atop the college football polls after their 33-14 victory against Ole Miss.

The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season.

The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week. LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4 in the new media poll.

Oregon remained No. 2 and Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3.

Stanford followed up its big win against Southern California by losing to Washington, dropping the Cardinal 10 spots in the poll to No. 18.

With Stanford the lone team in the top 19 to lose, the top of the rankings had only some relatively minor shuffling Sunday.

That will change next week, when five games feature matchups of ranked teams, including three with both teams ranked between Nos. 5-11.

No. 5 Georgia is at No. 6 South Carolina in a SEC East showdown that gives the winner the inside track — though far from a clear path — to the division title.

LSU goes to No. 10 Florida, a crossover SEC matchup that should answer a key question in the national championship race: How worried should the Tigers be about their lethargic offense?

In the Big 12, offense shouldn’t be a problem when No. 8 West Virginia visits No. 11 Texas.

The Mountaineers offense exploded in Saturday’s 70-63 victory against Baylor. Geno Smith threw for eight touchdowns. For the season, he’s completed 83 percent of his passes while grabbing the early lead in the Heisman Trophy race.

Add to that No. 9 Notre Dame facing Miami (4-1) in Chicago, and No. 3 Florida State playing at North Carolina State, and there is no doubt the top 10 will look very different next Sunday — with one exception.

Alabama is off, so No. 1 is most likely safe.

It was only one spot, but Florida State’s move to No. 3 gives the Seminoles their best ranking since they were No. 3 in the first week of November 2003.

After beating Stanford on Thursday, Washington moved into the rankings at No. 23. The Huskies travel to Oregon this week.

No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) is ranked for the first time since the last regular-season poll of the 2008 season. Still, the combined record of Northwestern’s opponents is 6-14 after it beat Indiana 44-29 behind quarterback Kain Colter’s four touchdowns rushing.

Falling out after losses were Michigan State and Baylor, which became the first team to score 63 points and fall out of the rankings.

With Boise State falling out of the rankings after a 32-29 victory at New Mexico, there are no teams from outside the BCS automatic-qualifying conferences in the poll.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Alabama (60) 5-0 1500 1
2 Oregon 5-0 1430 2
3 Florida State 5-0 1349 4
4 LSU 5-0 1310 3
5 Georgia 5-0 1252 5
6 South Carolina 5-0 1152 6
7 Kansas State 4-0 1123 7
8 West Virginia 4-0 1066 9
9 Notre Dame 4-0 1043 10
10 Florida 4-0 937 11
11 Texas 4-0 932 12
12 Ohio State 5-0 793 14
13 USC 3-1 703 13
14 Oregon State 3-0 647 18
15 Clemson 4-1 608 17
15 TCU 4-0 608 15
17 Oklahoma 2-1 581 16
18 Stanford 3-1 509 8
19 Louisville 5-0 404 19
20 Mississippi State 4-0 306 21
21 Nebraska 4-1 240 22
22 Rutgers 4-0 160 23
23 Washington 3-1 159 NR
24 Northwestern 5-0 143 NR
25 UCLA 4-1 122 NR
  • Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 20, Boise State 24, Baylor 25
  • Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 72, Boise State 53, Texas A&M 51, Michigan State 43, Texas Tech 39, Michigan 38, Louisiana Tech 37, Baylor 31, Ohio 30, Arizona State 15, Arizona 4, Miami (FL) 4, Iowa State 3, Tennessee 3
USA Today Coaches’ Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1 Alabama (57) 5-0 1472 1
2 Oregon 5-0 1403 2
3 LSU (1) 5-0 1327 3
4 Florida State (1) 5-0 1301 4
5 Georgia 5-0 1227 5
6 South Carolina 5-0 1161 6
7 West Virginia 4-0 1137 7
8 Kansas State 4-0 1050 8
9 Texas 4-0 981 10
10 Notre Dame 4-0 915 11
11 Florida 4-0 883 12
12 USC 3-1 784 13
13 TCU 4-0 749 14
14 Oklahoma 2-1 684 15
15 Clemson 4-1 626 16
16 Louisville 5-0 524 17
17 Oregon State 3-0 453 21
18 Stanford 3-1 452 9
19 Mississippi State 4-0 422 19
20 Nebraska 4-1 415 20
21 Rutgers 4-0 206 25
22 Northwestern 5-0 202 NR
23 Cincinnati 3-0 175 NR
24 Texas Tech 4-0 108 NR
25 Boise State 3-1 83 NR
  • Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 18, Oklahoma State 22, Wisconsin 23, Baylor 24, Virginia Tech 25
  • Others receiving votes: Washington 65, Texas A&M 61, UCLA 58, Louisiana Tech 56, Michigan State 45, Baylor 41, Arizona State 40, Miami (FL) 17, Michigan 11, Ohio 11, Louisiana-Monroe 8, Wisconsin 6, Purdue 6, San Jose State 4, Oklahoma State 3, Toledo 1, Tulsa 1, Virginia Tech 1