Complete Associated Press Poll
NEW YORK (Sports Network) - Alabama and Ohio State easily remained the top two teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll after wins over ranked teams this weekend, but Boise State lost a number of first-place votes on the heels of Virginia Tech's stunning loss to James Madison on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (2-0) again held the top spot comfortably after a 24-3 win
over Penn State on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Alabama received 52 first-place
votes, five more than last week, and a total of 1,466 points from a nationwide
Ohio State (2-0), after a 36-24 win over Miami-Florida, picked up five No. 1
tallies, one more than last week, and a total of 1,410 points.
Boise State was idle this weekend after opening the season with a 33-30 win
over Virginia Tech. The Broncos garnered eight first-place votes last week,
but only one this week after the Hokies were stunned by the FCS Dukes at Lane
TCU remained fourth on the heels of a 62-7 thrashing of Tennessee Tech, while
Oregon moved up two places to fifth after pulling away in the second half to
earn a 48-13 win at Tennessee.
Texas, which again received one first-place vote, dropped one spot to sixth
and was followed by Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa and Florida. Oklahoma moved up
three spots from 10th after a 47-17 rout of Florida State.
The second 10 consists of Wisconsin, Arkansas, South Carolina, Utah, LSU,
Auburn, Miami-Florida, Southern California, Stanford and Michigan. South
Carolina vaulted 11 places after 17-6 win over Georgia, while Utah moved up
six spots following a 38-10 win over UNLV. Miami dropped five spots after its
loss at the Horseshoe and Stanford moved up six spots from 25th after a 35-0
win at UCLA.
Michigan is new to this week's poll after a 28-24 win at Notre Dame on
The final five teams ranked this week are West Virginia, Penn State, Houston,
Arizona and Oregon State. Penn State dropped four spots after its loss at
Alabama, while Houston, Arizona and Oregon State are newcomers this week.
Oregon State is back in the poll after a one-week absence despite not playing
Virginia Tech dropped out of the rankings. The Hokies were 10th in the
preseason poll and 13th last week. Also falling out were Georgia Tech, Florida
State and Georgia. Georgia Tech was 15th before a loss at Kansas this
Saturday, while Florida State was 17th and Georgia was 22nd.
The lone game next week featuring a pair of ranked teams takes place in
Arizona, as the Wildcats host Iowa.