Alabama Remains No. 1 in AP and Coaches Polls

Oct 26, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Kevin Norwood (83) celebrates his touchdown in the end zone against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

A 35-point victory was enough to keep Alabama at No. 1 in both the Associated Press’ top 25 and the USA Today coaches poll.

Alabama received 55 out of the 62 first-place votes in the AP poll, following Saturday’s 45-10 victory over Tennessee. For the second straight week, No. 2 Oregon picked up three first-place votes, while No. 3 Florida State obtained two.

Baylor replaces Missouri at No. 5, behind No. 4 Ohio State, after the Tigers fell in double overtime to South Carolina. Missouri now sits at No. 10, while South Carolina jumps from No. 20 to No. 14.

Auburn moved into the top 10 from 11th to eighth for the first time this season after defeating Florida Atlantic 45-10 on Saturday.

Stanford, Miami (Fla.) and Clemson round out the top 10 at No. 6, No. 7 and No. 9.

In the USA Today coaches poll, the Crimson Tide received 56 out of the 62 first-place votes, which is down from 57 first-place votes a week ago. Oregon obtained the other six votes, following its 42-14 over then-No. 11 UCLA. Florida State, which had one first-place vote after last week, had none this week.

Much like in the AP poll, Ohio State and Baylor sit a distant fourth and fifth in the standings.

The most noticeable difference between the two polls is Oklahoma in the top 10 at No. 9 in place of Auburn. The Tigers sit at No. 11.

Alabama is expected to remain the top-ranked team in the nation in this week’s BCS standings, which are announced tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN.

AP Top 25

1. Alabama (55)

2. Oregon (3)

3. Florida State (2)

4. Ohio State

5. Baylor

6. Stanford

7. Miami (Fla.)

8. Auburn

9. Clemson

10. Missouri

11. LSU

12. Texas A&M

13. Oklahoma

14. South Carolina

15. Texas Tech

16. Fresno State

17. UCLA

18. Oklahoma State

19. UCF

20. Louisville

21. Northern Illinois

22. Wisconsin

23. Michigan

24. Michigan State

25. Arizona State

USA Today coaches poll

1. Alabama (56)

2. Oregon (6)

3. Florida State

4. Ohio State

5. Baylor

6. Miami (Fla.)

7. Stanford

8. Clemson

9. Oklahoma

10. Missouri

11. Auburn

12. Oklahoma State

13. LSU

14. Texas A&M

15. Texas Tech

16. South Carolina

17. Louisville

18. Fresno State

19. UCLA

20. Northern Illinois

21. Michigan

22. UCF

23. Wisconsin

24. Michigan State

25. Notre Dame

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football

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