Same Top Five Rule College Football Polls, NU 24th In USA Today

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
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For the fourth straight week, the top five teams in The Associated Press and USA Today college football polls released Sunday are unchanged, led by No. 1 Alabama.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes in the AP after an easy victory and No. 2 Oregon received the other five after its latest blowout. Clemson is No. 3 followed by Ohio State and Stanford. In the USA Today rankings, Ohio State is third, Clemson fourth and Stanford fifth.

The Buckeyes and Cardinal were both tested Saturday night and stayed unbeaten. Ohio State rallied to win at Northwestern 40-30. The Wildcats slipped three spots in the AP to No. 19. Stanford held off Washington 31-28. The Huskies dropped only one spot to No. 16.

No. 23 Northern Illinois, No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Missouri moved into the rankings for the first time this season. Arizona State, Mississippi and Maryland dropped out.

Nebraska (4-1), 25th in last week's USA Today coaches poll, moved up a spot to 24th this week. The Huskers play at Purdue on Saturday.

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