Baylor jumps Ohio State in AP NCAAF poll; Alabama remains No. 1

NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Alabama and Florida State, as expected remained 1-2 in The Associated Press college football poll, but Baylor leaped over Ohio State at No. 3 in the rankings, which was released on Sunday.

The Bears (9-0) moved up two places to third, following their 60-34 over Texas Tech on Saturday, while Ohio State (10-0) won their game against Illinois, 60-35, also on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0), who defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 20-7 on Saturday, became only the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking for 13 straight polls this season after collecting 55 first place votes and 1495 total points.

Florida State (10-0) received the next five first place votes and total of 1445 total points.

Completing the top five were the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon (9-1).

Stanford slipped to No. 10, following their 20-17 defeat to USC, while Auburn at sixth, Clemson, Missouri and Texas A&M complete the top ten.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (55) 10-0 1495
2 Florida State (5) 10-0 1445
3 Baylor 9-0 1351
4 Ohio State 10-0 1343
5 Oregon 9-1 1210
6 Auburn 10-1 1205
7 Clemson 9-1 1115
8 Missouri 9-1 1067
9 Texas A&M 8-2 956
10 Stanford 8-2 899
11 Oklahoma State 9-1 889
12 South Carolina 8-2 870
13 Michigan State 9-1 749
14 UCLA 8-2 710
15 Fresno State 9-0 572
16 Wisconsin 8-2 559
17 UCF 8-1 535
18 LSU 7-3 439
19 Arizona State 8-2 430
20 Northern Illinois 10-0 426
21 Louisville 9-1 412
22 Oklahoma 8-2 318
23 USC 8-3 187
24 Ole Miss 7-3 119
25 Duke 8-2 94

Dropped from rankings: Texas 23, Miami (FL) 24, Georgia 25

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 77, Notre Dame 11, Texas 10, Georgia 5, Cincinnati 1, Nebraska 1

DWAYNE SIMPSON

Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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