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NEW YORK -- For the fourth straight week, the top five teams in The Associated Press college football poll are unchanged, led by No. 1 Alabama.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes after an easy victory and No. 2 Oregon received the other five after its latest blowout. Clemson is No. 3, followed by Ohio State and Stanford.

The Buckeyes and Cardinal were both tested Saturday night and stayed unbeaten. Ohio State rallied to win at Northwestern, 40-30. The Wildcats slipped three spots to No. 19. Stanford held off Washington 31-28. The Huskies dropped only one spot to No. 16.

No. 23 Northern Illinois, No. 24 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Missouri moved into the rankings for the first time this season. Arizona State, Mississippi and Maryland dropped out.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 5, 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 (55) 5-0 1,495 1
2. Oregon (5) 5-0 1,424 2
3. Clemson 5-0 1,359 3
4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,305 4
5. Stanford 5-0 1,278 5
6. Florida St. 5-0 1,158 8
7. Georgia 4-1 1,138 6
8. Louisville 5-0 1,051 7
9. Texas A&M 4-1 1,003 9
10. LSU 5-1 993 10
11. UCLA 4-0 844 12
12. Oklahoma 5-0 819 11
13. Miami 5-0 780 14
14. South Carolina 4-1 764 13
15. Baylor 4-0 681 17
16. Washington 4-1 556 15
17. Florida 4-1 536 18
18. Michigan 5-0 514 19
19. Northwestern 4-1 418 16
20. Texas Tech 5-0 358 20
21. Fresno St. 5-0 258 23
22. Oklahoma St. 4-1 204 21
23. N. Illinois 5-0 138 NR
24. Virginia Tech 5-1 115 NR
25. Missouri 5-0 105 NR
Others receiving votes: Auburn 61, Notre Dame 50, Nebraska 35, Wisconsin 29, Michigan St. 16, UCF 7, Arizona St. 3, Mississippi 3, Rutgers 2.

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