Ducks rise to No. 1 in AP poll

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Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff (1) celebrates after his 35-yard toucdown catch against California during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after Alabama gave up the top spot following a loss to Texas A&M.

The Ducks have 45 of 60 first-place votes. Kansas State is No. 2 with 14 first-place votes. Notre Dame is third and received one first-place vote.

The Crimson Tide, which had been No. 1 for 10 straight weeks, dropped to fourth after a 29-24 loss to the Aggies in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday.

Texas A&M moved up six spots to No. 9.

The Ducks were last No. 1 in 2010. That was the first season in the history of the program that Oregon reached No. 1, and the Ducks spent seven weeks there and reached the BCS championship game, which they lost to Auburn.

No. 25 Kent State is ranked for first time since Nov. 5, 1973.

The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 10, points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote, previous ranking, record vs. top 25 teams at time of game, record of opponents played, and extra points:

 Vs. Opp.
 Record Pts Pv T25 Rec. Extra Points
1. Oregon (45) 10-0 1,485 2 2-0 48-44 No. 1 in scoring offense
2. Kansas St. (14) 10-0 1,451 3 3-0 49-38 7-1 vs. Baylor, 3-2 Waco
3. Notre Dame (1) 10-0 1,382 4 4-0 54-35 10-0 first time since 1993
4. Alabama 9-1 1,259 1 3-1 56-34 Down 20-0 after 1 quarter
5. Georgia 9-1 1,223 5 1-1 45-45 SEC Eastern champions
6. Ohio St. 10-0 1,212 5 2-0 47-44 Won 4 of last 5 vs. Wis
7. Florida 9-1 1,089 7 3-1 60-28 Blocked punt saves day
8. LSU 8-2 1,046 9 3-2 58-32 8-2 last 10 vs. Rebels
9. Texas A&M 8-2 1,031 15 3-2 60-30 Shook up BCS title chase
10. Florida St. 9-1 1,024 8 1-0 44-45 20-2 vs. Terrapins
11. Clemson 9-1 907 10 0-1 46-44 7-3 last 10 vs. Wolfpack
12. South Carolina 8-2 848 12 1-2 53-37 18-4 vs. Wofford
13. Oklahoma 7-2 798 14 1-2 49-31 Stoops passed Wilkinson
14. Stanford 8-2 766 16 2-1 54-36 1-9 last 10 vs. Ducks
15. Oregon St. 7-2 556 13 2-1 50-31 13-11 vs. Cal at home
16. Nebraska 8-2 549 18 0-1 56-34 Overcame another deficit
17. UCLA 8-2 541 17 2-0 42-48 Most wins since 2005
18. Texas 8-2 496 19 1-2 45-42 Lined up in wishbone
19. Louisiana Tech 9-1 374 19 0-0 34-56 No. 1 in total offense
20. Louisville 9-1 322 11 0-0 33-54 Fell to second in Big East
21. Southern Cal 7-3 297 21 0-2 46-44 Lee No. 2 WR in NCAA
22. Rutgers 8-1 179 24 0-0 37-42 8-8-1 vs. Bobcats
23. Michigan 7-3 135 NR 0-2 54-36 Lost 3 straight to Iowa
23. Texas Tech 7-3 135 25 1-2 50-38 21-15-3 vs. Cowboys
25. Kent St. 9-1 93 NR 0-0 36-55 Last ranking: Nov. 5, 1973

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 79, N. Illinois 77, Mississippi St. 48, Wisconsin 26, UCF 16, Boise St. 14, Arizona 6, Cincinnati 6, Fresno St. 6, TCU 5, San Jose St. 4, Tulsa 4, Utah St. 4, San Diego St. 3, Northwestern 2, Toledo 1, Washington 1.