AP Top 25: Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington at top
Alabama won 10-0 at LSU on Saturday for its 13th straight victory over a Top 25 team, which represents the third-longest such streak in history. Southern California won 16 straight games over ranked opponents from 2002-05 and Oklahoma beat 15 straight Top 25 foes from 1973-76.
Alabama has won 21 straight games overall since falling 43-37 to No. 15 Mississippi on Sept. 19, 2015.
The Crimson Tide received 60 of a possible 61 first-place votes in the poll released Sunday . The other first-place vote went to No. 2 Michigan, a 59-3 winner over Maryland on Saturday. The rest of the top six includes No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Louisville and No. 6 Ohio State. Wisconsin moved up from eighth to seventh.
LSU fell from 15th to 19th following its loss to Alabama.
Ohio State's 62-3 blowout of No. 9 Nebraska matched the second-most lopsided loss ever by a top-10 team. No. 1 Army blasted No. 6 Penn 61-0 in 1945. A top-ranked Army team also trounced No. 2 Notre Dame 59-0 in 1944.
The 59-point setback was the worst loss ever for a team ranked ninth. Nebraska was on the other end of the previous record, as the second-ranked Cornhuskers whipped No. 9 Washington 55-7 in 1998.
Nebraska fell from No. 9 to No. 21 in this week's poll.
- No. 8 Auburn rose three spots after edging Vanderbilt 23-16.
- No. 9 Oklahoma moved up three slots after a 34-24 triumph at Iowa State. The Big 12 had been left out of the Top 10 last week.
- No. 12 Penn State soared eight spots after its 41-14 rout of Iowa.
- No. 14 Western Michigan moved up three spots after a 52-20 win at Ball State. That's the highest ranking for any Mid-American Conference team since Ball State was 12th on Nov. 30, 2008.
- No. 16 Colorado moved up five spots after its 20-10 triumph over UCLA. This marks the Buffaloes' highest ranking since December 2002.
- No. 17 Oklahoma State rose five spots after winning 43-37 at Kansas State.
- No. 18 Virginia Tech moved up five spots after winning 24-21 at Duke.
- No. 20 Florida State moved down a spot despite winning 24-20 at North Carolina State.
- No. 22 Florida slid 12 spots after its 31-10 loss at Arkansas.
- No. 25 Baylor fell 12 spots after losing 62-22 against TCU
IN AND OUT
- There were no new teams in this week's Top 25, as nobody fell out of last week's rankings.
ACC - 5
Big Ten - 5
SEC - 5
Big 12 - 4
Pac-12 - 4
MAC - 1
Mountain West - 1
RANKED vs. RANKED
No. 9 Oklahoma hosts No. 25 Baylor. The Sooners try to remain unbeaten in Big 12 competition.
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