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Alabama the unanimous No. 1 selection in AP poll

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A quiet weekend of college football in terms of upsets was reflected in the latest USA Today coaches’ poll. The same can be said for the latest Associated Press poll.

Following its 33-14 win over Ole Miss, Alabama reclaimed all 60 first-place votes to be the unanimous No. 1 team in the eyes of voting media members. No. 4 LSU previously had one first-place vote, but after an underwhelming showing against 1-AA Towson, the Tigers not only lost said vote, it dropped down a spot to No. 4. Moving up over LSU is No. 3 Florida State, which took care of business against South Florida. Oregon stayed at No. 2., and Georgia and South Carolina stayed at No. 5 and No. 6 heading into Week 6’s SEC East showdown (GameDay will be broadcasting from Columbia, by the way).

Stanford’s Thursday night loss to Washington dropped the Cardinal 10 spots from No. 8 to No. 18. Point-a-minute West Virginia (with its point-every-two-minutes defense), Notre Dame and Florida round out the AP top 10.

Save for idle USC, Oklahoma and Mississippi State (and Stanford, of course), spots 11-20 are made up of teams that won on the road in Week 5, largely in tough environments. Nebraska and Rutgers claimed spots No. 21 and 22, respectively, while Washington, Northwestern and UCLA entered the AP top 25, the former two for the first time this season.

You can view the NBC Sports poll page HERE, or check out the AP poll below.

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11 Responses to “Alabama the unanimous No. 1 selection in AP poll”
  1. gfj7000 says: Sep 30, 2012 5:34 PM

    Well some of the movement in the AP poll could be questionable. LSU, for first criticism, doesn’t belong at #4 over all of the other 17 undefeated teams. I hope as time goes on that the ‘SEC area voters’ on the AP staff would realistically look at this team’s current performance. Beating a 1-3 Auburn team by a baseball score, and a I-AA team keeping them at bay for the first half, I believe, realistically, (due to NO offense), they should be #9 behing WVU. Florida State, also, a bit overrated – check their Cupcake schedule for the rest of the season, all blow-outs expected except their final game against Florida – the only existing ‘Ranked’ team for them to play in the AP. I welcome other thoughts by many commenters. I’m also happy to see that their are now (5) PAC-12 teams listed in AP’s top 25 – this is more accurate today as they’re now closing in on the SEC’s #s.

  2. brakengo says: Sep 30, 2012 6:26 PM

    @ Deb

    LSU drops one spot. Just one. Please clarify.

  3. imaduffer says: Sep 30, 2012 6:47 PM

    Alabama will destroy LSU.

  4. normtide says: Sep 30, 2012 8:08 PM

    This is great and all for Bama, but means nothing. There is a lot of football left to play, and I still see much room for improvement on both sides of the ball.

  5. timdgourley says: Oct 1, 2012 12:09 AM

    One thing is clear, the best football in the country is played in the State of Oregon.

  6. andrewproughcfe says: Oct 1, 2012 12:26 AM

    Now that Bama’s “huge” win over Arkansas has been rendered completely meaningless by A&M, Rutgers and LA-Monroe,

    …and Bama’s “huge” win over Michigan has been rendered meaningless by a mediocre Notre Dame team throttling the Wolverines and holding them to 6 points,

    … and Bama’s win over Mississippi was by a far closer margin at home than the Texas win over the Rebels on the road, only mustering 300 yards offense while Texas exploded on the same Rebel defense for 676 yards,

    …color me NOT impressed with this #1 fraud

  7. tide4life says: Oct 1, 2012 9:09 AM

    @ normtide: Yep. Still got a good 60-odd days of play left.

  8. clemsonstillsucks says: Oct 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    It’s “iirelephant” (I’ve been waiting to use that one).

  9. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 1, 2012 3:47 PM

    It doesn’t matter what LSU’s rank is right now , it only matters after the Arkansas game. Put them them #2 and I’ll say “ok” put em #12 and I’ll still say “ok”.., it doesn’t matter,.. Just win baby win, by one by two, or by twenty I don’t care, and no one in the SEC cares either! Why? Bc only fans of other conference get into all that mumbo jumbo.
    “how can they be a #2 team in the country when they only Auburn by 2, a team team that almost lost to ULM in overtime ,”
    “seriously WV should be #1 bc they scored 70 points, something an SEC could never do, they still think defense is still in style! Stupid sec!”
    “if LSU was so tough then why did they allow Washington to score 3 points”
    “why the heck would I watch an SEC game when the NFL plays like that on Sunday, duh?”

  10. brakengo says: Oct 2, 2012 2:03 AM

    @ t.c.a.i.s.c.

    You don’t get it. You simply do not get it. Pfft.

  11. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 3, 2012 2:07 AM

    @brakengo…
    What is there to understand ? Are we need to do is win and number one and number two will take care of it self. What is it that I don’t understand?!

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