No. 2 Ducks didn't play but pick up 1st-place votes in AP poll

No. 2 Ducks didn't play but pick up 1st-place votes in AP poll
Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff (1) kneels in the end zone before an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama remains No. 1 and the first 14 teams in the rankings held their positions from last week.

No. 2 Oregon, which didn't play, received four first-place votes. The Ducks are also No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Crimson Tide lost some support from the media panel, dropping from 59 first-place votes last week to 56. Alabama beat Colorado State 31-6 on Saturday in a game that was 17-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

No. 4 Ohio State was one of four ranked teams to score at least 70 points Saturday. Never before had more than two ranked teams reached 70 points on the same weekend since the rankings went to top 25 in 1989.

No. 25 Fresno State is the only team to enter the rankings. Arizona State drops out.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 21, 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 (56)    3-0    1,496    1
2. Oregon (4)    3-0    1,418    2
3. Clemson    3-0    1,340    3
4. Ohio St.    4-0    1,320    4
5. Stanford    3-0    1,270    5
6. LSU    4-0    1,167    6
7. Louisville    4-0    1,088    7
8. Florida St.    3-0    1,049    8
9. Georgia    2-1    1,029    9
10. Texas A&M    3-1    1,011    10
11. Oklahoma St.    3-0    849    11
12. South Carolina    2-1    828    12
13. UCLA    3-0    798    13
14. Oklahoma    3-0    689    14
15. Miami    3-0    687    16
16. Washington    3-0    559    17
17. Northwestern    4-0    477    18
18. Michigan    4-0    450    15
19. Baylor    3-0    441    20
20. Florida    2-1    414    19
21. Mississippi    3-0    342    21
22. Notre Dame    3-1    256    22
23. Wisconsin    3-1    130    24
24. Texas Tech    4-0    127    25
25. Fresno St.    3-0    110    NR

Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24, UCF 19, Nebraska 13, N. Illinois 9, Arizona 8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan St. 3, Missouri 2, Navy 1, Rutgers 1.

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 21, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
    Record    Pts    Pvs
1. Alabama (59)    3-0    1,547    1
2. Oregon (3)    3-0    1,480    2
3. Ohio St.    4-0    1,399    3
4. Clemson    3-0    1,332    4
5. Stanford    3-0    1,312    5
6. LSU         4-0    1,161    7
7. Louisville    4-0    1,140    6
8. Florida St.    3-0    1,121    8
9. Texas A&M    3-1    1,044    9
10. Georgia    2-1    1,020    10
11. OK St.    3-0    909    11
12. Oklahoma    3-0    863    12
13. S. Carolina    2-1    825    13
14. UCLA    3-0    731    15
15. Miami    3-0    613    17
16. Northwstrn    4-0    560    16
17. Michigan    4-0    534    14
18. Baylor    3-0    465    19
19. Florida    2-1    449    18
20. Washington    3-0    427    20
21. Mississippi    3-0    331    22
22. Notre Dame    3-1    317    21
23. Fresno St.    3-0    156    25
24. Wisconsin    3-1    98    NR
25. Texas Tech    4-0    92    NR

Others Receiving Votes: Georgia Tech 47; Central Florida 35; Nebraska 34; Arizona 33; Northern Illinois 21; Arizona State 19; Maryland 11; Michigan State 8; Rutgers 5; Texas 4; Virginia Tech 3; Missouri 2; Minnesota 1; Utah 1.


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