MIAMI — – Alabama is No. 1 in the history of The Associated Press college football poll for the fifth week, following the latest rankings release on Sunday. The top seven teams in the poll remain unchanged for a fifth successive poll.
The undefeated Crimson Tide, who is also No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, were the unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll for the third straight week, while extending their streak of consecutive poll appearances to 210.
According the AP poll release, Alabama’s 210 poll appearance this week move them passed Florida’s streak of 209 under Steve Spurrier from 1990-2002.
Only Nebraska’s record streak of 348 from 1981-2002 and Florida State’s run of 211 from 1989-2001 sit above the Crimson Tide.
Meanwhile, in the current poll release, ACC outfit Notre Dame comes back at No. 2 and is ahead of Big Ten team Ohio State, while another ACC program, Clemson is No. 4. Texas A&M comes next to round out the top five teams.
No. 6 Florida and No. 7 Cincinnati also stayed put from last week.
Indiana comes in at No. 8, followed by Miami (FL) and Iowa State in the top 10.
Coastal Carolina, which knocked off previously undefeated BYU to improve to 10-0 this season, jumped three spots to No. 11, with Georgia, Oklahoma, BYU and Northwestern rounding out the top 15.
BYU was the only top-10 team to slip-up this weekend.
No. 16 is USC, with Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulsa, Iowa and North Carolina finish off the top 20.
The remaining five teams in the rankings are Colorado at No. 21, Liberty, Texas and Wisconsin.
Buffalo, which is at No. 24, is ranked for the first time in school history.
Marshall, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Washington all fell out of the top 25 this week.