Arkansas drops out of AP poll after stunning upset

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Arkansas took the second-largest fall out of the AP college football poll, dropping from eighth to unranked after losing to Louisiana-Monroe.

The Razorbacks were upset 34-31 in overtime after losing quarterback Tyler Wilson to an injury. The only team to take a more drastic fall from the poll was Michigan in 2007. The Wolverines opened the season at No. 5 and dropped out after a Week 1 loss to Appalachian State.

Alabama remains No. 1. Southern California is No. 2, followed by Louisiana State University and Oregon. Florida State moved into a tie for fifth with Oklahoma. Georgia is No. 7, South Carolina is No. 8 and Clemson is No. 11.

Arkansas was one of four teams to drop out after losses, along with Nebraska, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.

Moving in were UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona and Brigham Young.

It won’t get any easier for the Razorbacks, who face the Crimson Tide this week. Coach John L. Smith said Wilson’s prognosis is good heading into that game.

TULANE: Devon Walker had surgery to stabilize his fractured spine Sunday.

Dr. Greg Stewart says Walker had a three-hour surgery at St. Francis hospital in Tulsa.

Walker was recovering in stable condition and was expected to stay in the intensive-care unit for the next few days. The doctor said it could be several days before they could assess the condition of his injury.

MIAMI: Linebacker Ramon Buchanan will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury.

The AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, 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 (48) 2-0 1,486 1

2. Southern Cal (8) 2-0 1,414 2

3. LSU (4) 2-0 1,404 3

4. Oregon 2-0 1,299 4

5. Florida St. 2-0 1,160 6

5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,160 5

7. Georgia 2-0 1,155 7

8. South Carolina 2-0 1,025 9

9. West Virginia 1-0 1,017 9

10. Michigan St. 2-0 995 11

11. Clemson 2-0 868 12

12. Ohio St. 2-0 772 14

13. Virginia Tech 2-0 734 15

14. Texas 2-0 716 17

15. Kansas St. 2-0 714 21

16. TCU 1-0 542 20

17. Michigan 1-1 429 19

18. Florida 2-0 427 24

19. Louisville 2-0 316 23

20. Notre Dame 2-0 310 22

21. Stanford 2-0 260 25

22. UCLA 2-0 250 NR

23. Tennessee 2-0 177 NR

24. Arizona 2-0 149 NR

25. BYU 2-0 110 NR

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 106, Arkansas 79, Nebraska 79, Oregon St. 77, Mississippi St. 70, Baylor 54, Wisconsin 44, Louisiana-Monroe 23, Ohio 17, Georgia Tech 15, Oklahoma St. 13, South Florida 12, Arizona St. 10, Iowa St. 5, Northwestern 5, North Carolina 1, Utah St. 1.

USA Today Top 25

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (42) 2-0 1,455 1

2. LSU (5) 2-0 1,380 3

3. Southern Cal (11) 2-0 1,363 2

4. Oregon (1) 2-0 1,292 4

5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,203 5

6. Florida State 2-0 1,153 6

7. Georgia 2-0 1,120 7

8. West Virginia 1-0 1,024 8

9. South Carolina 2-0 1,008 9

10. Michigan State 2-0 950 11

11. Clemson 2-0 904 12

12. Texas 2-0 730 15

13. Virginia Tech 2-0 704 18

14. Kansas State 2-0 696 20

15. TCU 1-0 649 17

16. Stanford 2-0 455 21

17. Florida 2-0 452 23

18. Michigan 1-1 440 19

19. Notre Dame 2-0 398 22

20. Louisville 2-0 280 24

21. Arkansas 1-1 246 10

22. Wisconsin 1-1 151 13

23. UCLA 2-0 147 NR

24. Nebraska 1-1 135 14

25. Arizona 2-0 120 NR

Others receiving votes: Boise State 104; Oklahoma State 97; Mississippi State 88; Tennessee 71; Brigham Young 70; Arizona State 58; Baylor 57; Cincinnati 29; Oregon State 28; Georgia Tech 24; South Florida 21; Louisiana Tech 13; Rutgers 12; Virginia 11; Iowa State 10; Northwestern 9; Wake Forest 6; Mississippi 3; Ohio 2; Texas Tech 2; Washington 2; Louisiana-Monroe 1; Nevada 1; Texas A&M 1.


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