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Alabama remains No. 1 in AP poll; Georgia moves up to No. 9

Alabama running back Damien Harris (34) takes the hand off from quarterback Jalen Hurts, rear, during an NCAA college football game against Southern California on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.
Alabama running back Damien Harris (34) takes the hand off from quarterback Jalen Hurts, rear, during an NCAA college football game against Southern California on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. AP

Texas is ranked for the first time under coach Charlie Strong, coming in at No. 11 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings after a rousing opening victory against Notre Dame.

The last time the Longhorns were ranked was November 2013, Mack Brown’s last as coach.

No. 10 Wisconsin also made a big jump into the Top 25 after beating LSU. The Tigers and Fighting Irish were among seven ranked teams that lost during the first weekend of the season.

Alabama is still No. 1. The Crimson Tide picked up 21 first-place votes to total 54 after its 52-6 victory against Southern California. Clemson remained No. 2. Florida State moved up to No. 3. Ohio State is No. 4 and Michigan is No. 5. Houston is No. 6.

POLL POINTS

IN

– Wisconsin, which beat LSU 16-14 at Lambeau Field, matched a record for the best season debut in the Top 25 with its No. 10 ranking. Arizona also went from unranked to No. 10 in 2014 after the Wildcats won at Oregon.

– Texas A&M is in at No. 20 after beating UCLA, then No. 16, in overtime.

– Miami slipped in at No. 25.

OUT

– USC, UCLA and North Carolina dropped out after loses.

– Florida, which was No. 25, fell out after beating Massachusetts 24-7.

UP

– No. 6 Houston and No. 9 Georgia had the biggest jumps for preseason ranked teams. Each moved up nine spots after victories over ranked teams.

DOWN

– LSU fell from No. 5 to No. 21. The 16-spot drop is the fourth largest in poll history.

– No. 14 Oklahoma dropped 11 spots from No. 3 after losing 33-23 to Houston

– No. 17 Tennessee, No. 18 Notre Dame and No. 19 Mississippi all fell eight spots. The Volunteers dropped after an overtime victory against Appalachian State.

MILESTONES

– No. 6 Houston has its highest ranking since Nov. 4, 1990 (No. 3).

– No. 8 Washington has its highest rank since Nov. 4, 2001 (No. 8).

CONFERENCE CALL

SEC – 6

Big Ten – 5

Big 12 – 5

ACC – 4

Pac 12 – 3

American – 1

Independent – 1

RANKED VS. RANKED

None. This will definitely not be regarded as the greatest second weekend of the college football season ever.

AP Top 25

The AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Pv

1. Alabama (54)

1-0

1,518

1

2. Clemson (2)

1-0

1,416

2

3. Florida St. (4)

1-0

1,413

4

4. Ohio St.

1-0

1,324

6

5. Michigan (1)

1-0

1,261

7

6. Houston

1-0

1,243

15

7. Stanford

1-0

1,140

8

8. Washington

1-0

884

14

9. Georgia

1-0

877

18

10. Wisconsin

1-0

759

NR

11. Texas

1-0

743

NR

12. Michigan St.

1-0

722

12

13. Louisville

1-0

686

19

14. Oklahoma

0-1

664

3

15. TCU

1-0

635

13

16. Iowa

1-0

588

17

17. Tennessee

1-0

573

9

18. Notre Dame

0-1

528

10

19. Mississippi

0-1

493

11

20. Texas A&M

1-0

477

NR

21. LSU

0-1

423

5

22. Oklahoma St.

1-0

409

21

23. Baylor

1-0

296

23

24. Oregon

1-0

242

24

25. Miami

1-0

137

NR

Others receiving votes: Florida 117, UCLA 62, Boise St. 50, Utah 43, San Diego St. 37, North Carolina 23, Auburn 13, Nebraska 13, Pittsburgh 7, BYU 5, Navy 2, Colorado 1, West Virginia 1.

Amway Top 25 Poll

The Amway Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 5, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Alabama (62)

1-0

1598

1

2. Clemson (2)

1-0

1513

2

3. Florida State

1-0

1454

4

4. Ohio State

1-0

1424

5

5. Stanford

1-0

1284

7

6. Michigan

1-0

1261

8

7. Houston

1-0

1213

13

8. Michigan State

1-0

1027

11

9. Georgia

1-0

934

16

10. Iowa

1-0

797

15

11. Washington

1-0

782

18

12. TCU

1-0

719

14

13. Oklahoma

0-1

707

3

14. Tennessee

1-0

657

10

15. Louisville

1-0

635

23

16. Wisconsin

1-0

583

NR

17. Oklahoma State

1-0

555

19

18. Mississippi

0-1

534

12

19. Baylor

1-0

481

21

20. Texas

1-0

439

NR

21. Notre Dame

0-1

426

9

22. LSU

0-1

418

6

23. Oregon

1-0

385

22

24. Texas A&M

1-0

302

NR

25. Florida

1-0

182

25

Others receiving votes: Miami (Fla.) 108; North Carolina 62; Utah 61; Boise State 52; UCLA 38; Nebraska 37; Arkansas 21; Auburn 16; Brigham Young 15; San Diego State 12; Western Kentucky 11; Navy 10; Pittsburgh 9; West Virginia 8; North Carolina State 7; Southern California 6; South Florida 5; Duke 4; South Alabama 3; Southern Mississippi 2; Appalachian State 1; Colorado 1; Toledo 1.

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