Stanford falls and SEC gets record 8 in AP poll

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The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in The Associated Press college football poll with eight ranked teams.

Johnny Manziel, of Texas A&M, after comeback victory over Ole Miss.  Associated Press
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Johnny Manziel, of Texas A&M, after comeback victory over Ole Miss.

The Top 25 was shaken Sunday after seven ranked teams lost, including five to teams that were unranked or lower ranked. Stanford dropped eight spots and Michigan fell from the poll.

The top four was unchanged, with No. 1 Alabama receiving 55 of 60 first-place votes. No. 2 is Oregon, followed by Clemson and Ohio State. Florida State moved up to No. 5 to set up a top-five matchup at Clemson next week.

Stanford lost 27-20 at Utah and is now No. 13, becoming the first top-10 team this season to lose to an unranked team. Michigan drops out after losing 43-40 in four overtimes at Penn State.

No. 24 Auburn moved into the rankings for the first time this season to join No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11   South   Carolina , No. 14 Missouri, No. 15   Georgia   and No. 22 Florida. Missouri jumped 11 spots after a 41-26 victory at   Georgia   (4-2).

The record for most teams from one conference in a regular-season poll had been seven, done many times, including this season by the SEC. The ACC and Big Ten have also reached seven ranked teams in season.

The SEC also had eight teams ranked in the 2011 preseason poll.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/13/13 - 05:05 pm
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I'm a Gamecock

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but Georgia should not have dropped that far. I can't remember a team having to play with so many front line injuries. Tennessee is a head hunting team. Last year it was Marcus Lattimore. This year, Jeff Driscoll Fla., Keith Marshall, Michael Bennett, and Scott-Wesley from Ga. My disdain for Fla. has been more than surpassed by Tenn. Go Gamecocks.

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GnipGnop 10/13/13 - 07:55 pm
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The poll is stupid...

Playoffs will probably be no different...it may be possible for a team that didn't win his conference to win a national championship even though they lost to one of the teams in the conference championship.

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justthefacts 10/13/13 - 08:30 pm
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Playoffs

The NCG should be between the SEC Champ and whoever wins the 16 team playoff bonanza.

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