Alabama Tops AP Top 25 Poll, LSU Remains Number Six
The Alabama Crimson Tide, who ran their winning streak to seven-consecutive games, dating back to last season, with a win over the Colorado St. Rams, remains the top ranked team in this week Associated Press Top 25 college football poll, which was released on Sunday.
The 31-6 victory moved Alabama to 3-0 on the season, and earned them 56 of a possible 60 first-place votes, making them number one in the land for a fifth-consecutive week.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron
Alabama returns home this Saturday, as they host #21 Ole Miss.
The Oregon Ducks, who got the only other four first-place votes, stay at number two this week.
Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas
The Ducks, who received three more first-place votes this week, and were idle last week, have now outscored their opponents, 184-27, this year.
Oregon returns to the gridiron this Saturday, when they open Pac-12 play, hosting California.
Clemson remains number three in this week’s poll.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd
The Tigers won their ACC opener, defeating North Carolina St., 26-14, last Thursday, and will host Wake Forest this week.
Ohio St. is once again number four in this week’s poll.
Ohio St. quarterback Kenny Guiton
The Buckeyes hammered Florida A&M, 76-0, last week, to move their record to 4-0, and increase their current win streak to 16 games.
Ohio St. faces a stiff test this week, when they host #23 Wisconsin.
Stanford remains fifth, and rounds out the top five in this week’s poll.
Stanford linebacker Chans Cox
The Cardinal moved their record to 3-0 by defeating Arizona St., 42-28, last week, and will be on the road to take on Washington St. this week.
Not only do the top five remain the same from last week’s poll, but the first fourteen remain identical to last week.
LSU, Louisville, Florida St., Georgia, and Texas A&M are ranked 6-10, respectively, in this week’s poll.
At 11-15, we find Oklahoma St., South Carolina, UCLA, Oklahoma, and Miami (FL), followed by Washington, Northwestern, Michigan, Baylor, and Florida in the 16-20 spots.
Finally, rounding out the this week’s poll, in the 21-25 slots, it’s Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, and Fresno St.
Fresno St. is the one newcomer to this week’s poll, while Arizona St. dropped out.