Alabama Solid at No. 2, Doesn't Close Gap Much with Clemson in Polls

Christopher Walsh

The University of Alabama football team gained just two first-place votes in the major college football polls on Sunday, and they were both in the AP Top 25. 

With with its impressive win at Tennessee, and Clemson struggling a bit with Syracuse, Alabama notched just 10 first-place votes compared to Clemson's 52. 

It was the first week of voting after Big Ten began play:

AP Top 25 RK Team Points

1 Clemson (52) 6-0 1539

2 Alabama (10) 5-0 1494

3 Ohio State 1-0 1402

4 Notre Dame 5-0 1353

5 Georgia 3-1 1292

6 Oklahoma State 4-0 1201

7 Cincinnati 4-0 1100

8 Texas A&M 3-1 1095

9 Wisconsin 1-0 950

10 Florida 2-1 933

10 BYU 6-0 906

12 Miami 5-1 888

13 Michigan 1-0 839

14 Oregon 0-0 784

15 North Carolina 4-1 758

16 Kansas State 4-1 562

17 Indiana 1-0 466

18 Penn State 0-1 443

19 Marshall 5-0 379

20 Coastal Carolina 5-0 282

21 USC 0-0 243

22 SMU 5-1 208

22 Iowa State 3-2 205

24 Oklahoma 3-2 155

25 Boise State 1-0 113

Others receiving votes: Memphis 105, Liberty 85, Tulsa 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 50, Army 44, Auburn 41, Minnesota 40, Utah 36, Northwestern 20, Washington 15, Arkansas 15, Purdue 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, California 4, Boston College 2, Texas 2, San Diego State 1

Coaches Poll 

Alabama is still ranked second and didn't close the gap any after the 48-17 victory at Tennessee on Saturday. 

Clemson got 52 first-place votes, and Alabama had eight, the same numbers as a week ago 

Coaches Poll RK Team Points 

1 Clemson (52) 6-0 1540 

2 Alabama (8) 5-0 1493 

3 Ohio State (2) 1-0 1374 

4 Notre Dame 5-0 1368 

5 Georgia 3-1 1293

6 Oklahoma State 4-0 1209 

7 Cincinnati 4-0 1058 

8 Texas A&M 3-1 1055 

9 Florida 2-1 1010 

10 BYU 6-0 941

11 Wisconsin 1-0 928 

12 Miami 5-1 911 

13 North Carolina 4-1 796

14 Michigan 1-0 789 

 15 Oregon 0-0 674 

 16 Kansas State 4-1 492

 17 Penn State 0-1 413

18 Marshall 5-0 309 

19 Indiana 1-0 302 

20 USC 0-0 271 

21 Coastal Carolina 5-0 268 

22 Iowa State 3-2 216 

23 SMU 5-1 192 

24 Oklahoma 3-2 138 

25 Army 6-1 130

Dropped out: No. 20 Virginia Tech; No. 21 Minnesota; No. 22 NC State.

Others receiving votes: Auburn 118; Liberty 112; Memphis 88; Boise State 79; Minnesota 67; UL Lafayette 62; Utah 45; Louisiana State 37; Boston College 28; Purdue 26; Missouri 25; Northwestern 24; Virginia Tech 22; NC State 20; Tulsa 18; Texas 18; Arkansas 17; Appalachian State 16; Central Florida 13; Arizona State 10; California 8; West Virginia 6; Tennessee 6; Iowa 6; Wake Forest 5; Stanford 3; Houston 2. 

SI's Top 10 

By Pat Forde 

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Ohio State 
  4. Georgia
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Wisconsin
  7. BYU
  8. Michigan
  9. Cincinnati 
  10. Oklahoma State 

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