To the surprise of no one, the Alabama Crimson Tide remained atop the AP Poll after their thrilling 49-42 victory over Texas A&M in College Station on Saturday afternoon.
Alabama received 59 of 60 first place votes in the poll as they received two more first place votes than last week. Oregon came in at No. 2 in the poll, and received the only other first place vote. The Crimson Tide and the Ducks look to be on a collision course for Pasadena in what would be the BCS Championship Game we’ve all wanted to see for years now.
The SEC was once again well represented in the AP poll. Four SEC teams are in the Top 10, with a total of seven teams from the conference being ranked. LSU moved up two spots to No. 6 in the rankings, and the Tigers are the biggest hurdle remaining on the Tide’s regular season schedule.
Georgia came in at No. 9, and Texas A&M rounds out the Top 10. The Aggies fell four spots from No. 6 to No. 10 after their seven point loss to the Crimson Tide. I don’t think there is any doubt that Texas A&M is a Top 10 team, and I don’t expect them to fall any further than that for the rest of the season.
Other SEC teams in the poll includes South Carolina (no. 12), Florida (no. 19), and Ole Miss (no. 21). Auburn and Arkansas both received votes this week after their wins over Mississippi State and Southern Miss respectively.
You can view the AP Poll in its entirety here.