Complete Associated Press Poll
NEW YORK (Sports Network) - Alabama remained the top team in the latest Associated Press college football poll and Ohio State kept its hold of the second spot, but Oregon's big victory over Stanford vaulted the Ducks ahead of Boise State.
Also, storied programs Southern California, Texas and Penn State all dropped
out of this week's rankings.
The Crimson Tide (5-0) dismantled then-No. 7 Florida on Saturday, 31-6, to run
their regular-season unbeaten streak to 29 games. Alabama earned 58 first-
place votes, one more than last week, and a total of 1,497 points from a
nationwide media panel.
Ohio State (5-0), which won its road and Big Ten opener with a 24-13 decision
over Illinois on Saturday, lost one of its two first-place votes from last
week and still held on to the second spot with 1,401 points.
Oregon (5-0) rolled over then-No. 9 Stanford with a 52-31 triumph and moved up
one spot from fourth to third. Boise State (4-0), despite a 59-0 mauling of
winless New Mexico State, retained its sole first-place vote but dropped one
spot. TCU (5-0), off a 27-0 whitewash at Colorado State, remained fifth.
Oklahoma, Nebraska, Auburn, Arizona and Utah round out this week's top 10. The
Sooners moved up two spots after a 28-20 win over Texas at the Cotton Bowl in
the annual Red River Rivalry, while Arizona vaulted five places from 14th
after not playing this weekend.
The second 10 consists of Arkansas, LSU, Miami-Florida, Florida, Iowa,
Stanford, Michigan State, Michigan, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Florida
dipped seven spots after its loss at Alabama, while Stanford also tumbled
seven places and Wisconsin dropped nine spots from 11th after a 34-24 loss at
Michigan State. The Spartans' victory moved them up seven places from 24th.
Nevada, Oklahoma State, Florida State, Missouri and Air Force are the last
five teams ranked this week. Nevada is the only holdover among the bottom five
from last week in this week's poll.
Oklahoma State remained unbeaten on Thursday night with a 38-35 victory over
Texas A&M and moved into the rankings for the first time this year, while
Florida State is back after a three-week absence. The Seminoles were 17th when
they were pummeled at Oklahoma, 47-17, but have won three straight since.
Missouri is also unbeaten and ranked for the first time this year, while Air
Force is also making its debut in the 2010 poll with a 4-1 mark that includes
a 27-24 loss at Oklahoma on September 18.
Texas, coming off a loss at home to UCLA last week, had its 13-game Big 12 winning streak stopped on Saturday against Oklahoma and had its run of 162 straight weeks in the poll come to an end. The Longhorns are unranked for the first time since October 15, 2000.
Southern California fell out from 18th after dropping a 32-31 decision at home to Washington on a last-second field goal, while Penn State was 22nd and mustered little offense in a 24-3 setback at Iowa on Saturday.
This week's matchups of ranked teams again includes Alabama, which will take on a fellow top-25 opponent for the third straight week with a visit to South Carolina. Still another SEC showdown pits LSU versus Florida at the Swamp, while a Big Ten battle features Michigan State at the Big House to take on rival Michigan. Also, Florida State and Miami-Florida renew hostilities in south Florida.