Complete Associated Press Poll
NEW YORK (Sports Network) - Alabama remained the top team in the latest Associated Press college football poll, but Boise State gained additional first-place votes after its thrilling victory over Virginia Tech on Labor Day.
The Crimson Tide (1-0) opened the season with a 48-3 rout of San Jose State on
Saturday, but lost seven first-place votes from the preseason poll. Alabama
earned 47 No. 1 tallies this week, after garnering 54 in the first poll, and
received a total of 1,484 points from a nationwide media panel.
Ohio State (1-0), after a 45-7 thrashing of Marshall last Thursday, again held
the second spot with four first-place votes and 1,412 points.
Boise State (1-0) rallied for a 33-30 win over Virginia Tech on Monday and
solidified its hold of the No. 3 ranking. The Broncos originally picked up one
first-place vote in the preseason poll, but were awarded eight this week.
TCU moved up two spots to fourth and is followed by Texas, Nebraska, Oregon,
Florida, Iowa and Oklahoma. Texas also earned one first-place vote in the wake
of a 34-17 win at Rice on Saturday.
Oregon moved up four spots from 11th after a 72-0 shellacking of New Mexico,
while Florida's lackluster 34-12 win over Miami-Ohio dropped the Gators four
spots from fourth. Oklahoma, which had received one first-place vote in the
preseason poll, dropped three spots from seventh after a 31-24 triumph over
The second 10 consists of Wisconsin, Miami-Florida, Virginia Tech, Arkansas,
Georgia Tech, Southern California, Florida State, Penn State, LSU and Utah.
Virginia Tech dropped just three places from 10th after its loss to Boise
State, while Utah is one of three newcomers this week.
Auburn, Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina and Stanford round out this
week's poll. In addition to Utah, South Carolina and Stanford are new this
week, while Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Oregon State dropped out of the
Utah edged then-No. 15 Pittsburgh in overtime last Thursday, 27-24, in Salt
Lake City, while South Carolina moved in after a 41-13 victory over Southern
Miss. Stanford thumped Sacramento State, 52-17.
North Carolina was 18th and dropped a 30-24 decision to fellow ranked foe LSU
in Atlanta after learning that 13 players would be unable to play because of
an investigation into academic and agent-related issues, while Oregon State,
ranked 24th, also lost a neutral-site game with a 30-21 setback to TCU in
Four games this week feature matchups of ranked teams, highlighted by Penn
State's visit to Alabama. Also, Florida State travels to Oklahoma and Ohio
State welcomes Miami-Florida, while a big early-season SEC matchup pits
Georgia at South Carolina.