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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Alabama No. 1 in AP poll; FSU moves to No. 6


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NEW YORK — For the fourth straight week, the top five teams in The Associated Press college football poll are unchanged, led by No. 1 Alabama.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes after an easy victory and No. 2 Oregon received the other five after its latest blowout. Clemson is No. 3, followed by Ohio State and Stanford.

The Buckeyes and Cardinal were both tested Saturday night and stayed unbeaten. Ohio State rallied to win at Northwestern, 40-30. The Wildcats slipped three spots to No. 19. Stanford held off Washington 31-28. The Huskies dropped only one spot to No. 16.

No. 23 Northern Illinois, No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Missouri moved into the rankings for the first time this season. Arizona State, Mississippi and Maryland dropped out.

AP TOP 25

The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 5, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote, previous ranking, record vs. top 25 teams at time of game, record of opponents played, and extra points:

Vs. Opp. Record Pts Pv T25 Rec. Extra Points

1. Alabama (55) 5-0 1,495 1 2-0 14-7 35-2-1 vs. Wildcats

2. Oregon (5) 5-0 1,424 2 0-0 11-9 5 consec over-50 pt games

3. Clemson 5-0 1,359 3 1-0 15-6 4-1 last 5 vs. Eagles

4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,305 4 2-0 13-10 Meyer remains undefeated

5. Stanford 5-0 1,278 5 2-0 15-7 Montgomery saved the day

6. Florida St. 5-0 1,158 8 1-0 17-3 Gave Terps worst T25 loss

7. Georgia 4-1 1,138 6 2-1 18-4 2-0 vs. Mizzou

8. Louisville 5-0 1,051 7 0-0 9-12 Bridgewater dominated Owls

9. Texas A&M 4-1 1,003 9 0-1 14-6 5-0 vs. Rebels

10. LSU 5-1 993 10 1-1 14-11 Miles 4-4 vs. Gators

11. UCLA 4-0 844 12 1-0 11-8 Lost OT Torian White

12. Oklahoma 5-0 819 11 1-0 12-11 Won 10 str Big 12 games

13. Miami 5-0 780 14 1-0 11-11 Finished strong vs. GT

14. South Carolina 4-1 764 13 0-1 12-9 8-13 vs. Razorbacks

15. Baylor 4-0 681 17 0-0 10-7 Best start since 1991

16. Washington 4-1 556 15 0-1 15-4 Lost last 9 vs. Ducks

17. Florida 4-1 536 18 0-0 14-9 31-25-3 vs. Tigers

18. Michigan 5-0 514 19 1-0 11-11 10-6 vs. Nittany Lions

19. Northwestern 4-1 418 16 0-1 12-10 1959 last win vs. a Top 5

20. Texas Tech 5-0 358 20 1-0 10-9 QB Mayfield got banged up

21. Fresno St. 5-0 258 23 0-0 10-11 Carr has 419 yds & 5 TDs

22. Oklahoma St. 4-1 204 21 0-0 11-11 Walsh led the comeback

23. N. Illinois 5-0 138 NR 0-0 12-11 Stingily career-high 266

24. Virginia Tech 5-1 115 NR 0-1 16-8 Won last 5 losing opener

25. Missouri 5-0 105 NR 0-0 14-8 Pinkel’s fifth 5-0 start

Others receiving votes: Auburn 61, Notre Dame 50, Nebraska 35, Wisconsin 29, Michigan St. 16, UCF 7, Arizona St. 3, Mississippi 3, Rutgers 2.

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