Alabama Remains Top Team In Latest AP Top 25 Poll
The Alabama Crimson Tide remains the top team in the country in the latest Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, which was released on Sunday.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron
Alabama, who was idle last week, received 57 of a possible 60 first place votes, and 1,494 total points, to remain number one in the land for a third-consecutive week.
The Crimson Tide returns to action this Saturday, when they travel to Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, to take on the sixth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, the only team to defeat the defending national champions in 2012.
Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas
Oregon, who blasted Virginia, 59-10, last Saturday, and is now 2-0 on the year, remain in the number two spot. The Ducks, who received one first-place vote, has a non-conference match-up with the Tennessee Volunteers this week.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd
Clemson, who crushed South Carolina St., 52-13, last Saturday, received one first-place vote, and is up one spot, to number three in this week’s poll. The Tigers are idle this week, and will return to play on Thursday, September 19, when they travel to North Carolina St.
Quarterback Kenny Guiton #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his 44-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs with teammate Chris Carter #72 at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio St., despite defeating San Diego St., 42-7, on Saturday, fell one spot, to number four this week. The Buckeyes, who are 2-0, and have won 14 consecutive games over the past two years, received the only other first-place vote. They will be on the road to take on the California Bears this Saturday.
Ty Montgomery #7 and Charlie Hopkins #86 of the Stanford Cardinals celebrate after Montgomery scored on a seventeen yard pass play during the third quarter against the San Jose State Spartans at Stanford Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.
Stanford, who opened their season with a 34-13 win over San Jose St., remains at number five in the poll, and will travel to take on Army this week.
Texas A&M is number six in this week’s poll, with Louisville, LSU, Georgia, and Florida St. rounding out the top ten.
The 11-15 spots are manned by Michigan, Oklahoma St., South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Miami, with UCLA, Northwestern, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin in the 16-20 spots.
Finally, rounding out the top 25, in spots 21-25, are Notre Dame, Baylor, Nebraska, TCU, and Ole Miss.
Miami and Ole Miss are the newcomers to the poll this week, while USC and Texas fell out.