Alabama Top AP Poll, Record Eight SEC Teams Ranked
This week’s Associated Press college football poll was released Sunday night, and for the first time ever, eight teams from one conference are in the poll, with the SEC boasting that record number.
Just like every week this year, the Alabama Crimson Tide tops this week’s poll.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron
Alabama, who received 55 of a possible 60 first-place votes, moved to 6-0 on the year, with a 48-7 win over Kentucky last week.
The Crimson Tide hosts Arkansas this Saturday.
The Oregon Ducks, who received the only other first-place votes, remain at number two this week, following their 45-24 win over Washington, which improved them to 6-0.
Oregon’s Bralon Addison
Oregon hosts Washington St. this week.
The Clemson Tigers, who had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to defeat Boston College, 24-14, last week, stay at number three.
Clemson’s Tajh Boyd
Clemson, now 6-0, hosts Florida St. this week, in a match-up of two teams ranked in the top five.
The Ohio St. Buckeyes, who ran their current win streak to 18 games by defeating Northwestern back on October 5, 40-30, was idle last week, and remain at number four.
Ohio St.’s Braxton Miller
Ohio St. hosts Iowa this week.
The Florida St. Seminoles, who were idle last week, following their convincing 63-0 win over Maryland on October 5, is up one spot, to number five this week.
Florida St.’s Jameis Winston
The 6-0 Seminoles will be on the road to take on #3 Clemson this week.
At 6-10 this week is LSU, Texas A&M, Louisville, UCLA, and Miami.
Beginning the second ten, at 11-15 is South Carolina, Baylor, Stanford, Missouri, and Georgia, followed by Texas Tech, Fresno St., Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, and Washington in spots 16-20.
Finally, rounding out this week’s top 25 poll, in spots 21-25, is Oklahoma St., Florida, Northern Illinois, Auburn, and Wisconsin.
Auburn and Wisconsin are the newcomers to this week’s poll, while Michigan and Northwestern dropped out.