Alabama still atop AP poll

Coach Saban watches as team rolls over Tennessee on Saturday.

Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll to eight, the longest stay atop the rankings by the Crimson Tide.



Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks — in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached ‘Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.


Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, though the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. Alabama had gone three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.


The rest of the top six was also unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 LSU all won.


South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.


AP Top 25 

The Top Twenty Five teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 20, 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:<

1. Alabama (59);7-0;1,499;1;1-0;24-18;Longest;streak;at;top;8wks
2. Oregon;7-0;1,424;2;1-0;25-18;8-8;vs.;Buffaloes
3. Florida (1);7-0;1,380;3;3-0;30-16;Matched;2011;win;total
4. Kansas St.;7-0;1,333;4;2-0;24-19;Klein;19;of;21;passing
5. Notre Dame;7-0;1,241;5;3-0;29-16;4-0;at;Norman,;Okla.
6. LSU;7-1;1,172;6;2-1;28-22;Off;week;before;Bama;game
7. Oregon St.;6-0;1,106;8;2-0;23-15;7-3;last;10;vs.;Huskies
8. Oklahoma;5-1;1,065;10;1-1;23-15;1-8;vs.;Fighting;Irish
9. Ohio St.;8-0;1,028;7;2-0;26-24;7-3;last;10;vs.;Lions
10. Southern Cal;6-1;944;11;0-1;17-25;Record;day;for;QB;Barkley
11. Florida St.;7-1;872;12;1-0;25-24;17-0;vs.;Blue;Devils
12. Georgia;6-1;745;13;0-1;17-27;3-7;last;10;vs.;Gators
13. Mississippi St.;7-0;739;15;0-0;19-25;Beat;a;No.;1;Bama;in;1980
14. Clemson;6-1;713;14;0-1;22-24;21-10-1;at;Wake;Forest
15. Texas Tech;6-1;653;18;1-1;28-13;8-4;vs.;Wildcats
16. Louisville;7-0;620;16;0-0;14-32;Lost;4;straight;to;Cincy
17. South Carolina;6-2;591;9;1-2;31-20;4-6;last;10;vs.;Vols
18. Rutgers;7-0;539;19;0-0;20-22;Had;10-0;halftime;deficit
19. Stanford;5-2;421;22;1-1;32-12;4;straight;wins;vs.;WSU
20. Michigan;5-2;300;23;0-2;25-18;900;wins
21. Boise St.;6-1;258;24;0-0;20-27;6-0;vs.;Cowboys
22. Texas A&M;5-2;252;20;1-2;31-13;Last;met;Auburn;in;1986
23. Ohio;7-0;181;25;0-0;13-31;6;straight;wins;vs.;Hawks
24. Louisiana Tech;6-1;106;NR;0-0;15-31;Dixon;232;yards;&;6;TDs
25. West Virginia;5-2;76;17;2-1;31-10;14;pts;in;each;of;last;2

Others receiving votes: Toledo 49, Texas 33, Wisconsin 31, TCU 29, Nebraska 24, Penn St. 18, NC State 13, Oklahoma St. 12, Arizona 7, UCLA 7, Tulsa 6, Arizona St. 5, N. Illinois 5, Cincinnati 3.

 -- Associated Press