Alabama New No. 1 In AP Poll; Baylor Receiving Votes

NEW YORK (September 4, 2012) -- Alabama is the new No. 1 in both The Associated Press and USA Today college football polls, moving past USC thanks to a resounding victory against Michigan.

The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters in both polls with a 41-14 win Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

Alabama received 45 first-place votes in the AP poll, up 28 from last week, and 37 first-place votes in the USA Today coaches' poll.

It marks the 47th time that Alabama has been No. 1 in the AP poll, the 16th under coach Nick Saban.

Arkansas, South Carolina and West Virginia complete the AP top 10.

Notre Dame was new to the AP poll at No. 22 following a 50-10 rout of Navy in Ireland.

Boise State fell out of the Top 25 thanks to Friday's loss at Michigan State, marking the first time in 62 weeks that the Broncos are unranked in the AP poll. That was the second-longest active streak, behind Alabama (now at 67).

The Mountaineers climbed three spots to No. 8 in the USA Today poll, and the Gamecocks and Razorbacks rounded out the top 10. Louisville joined the USA Today poll at No. 24.

Baylor received 38 votes, putting them at 30th.

1 Alabama (45) 1-0 1481
2 USC (11) 1-0 1435
3 LSU (4) 1-0 1382
4 Oregon 1-0 1295
5 Oklahoma 1-0 1170
6 Florida State 1-0 1135
7 Georgia 1-0 1083
8 Arkansas 1-0 992
9 South Carolina 1-0 980
9 West Virginia 1-0 980
11 Michigan State 1-0 915
12 Clemson 1-0 788
13 Wisconsin 1-0 664
14 Ohio State 1-0 634
15 Virginia Tech 1-0 604
16 Nebraska 1-0 603
17 Texas 1-0 584
18 Oklahoma State 1-0 558
19 Michigan 0-1 446
20 TCU 0-0 355
21 Kansas State 1-0 339
22 Notre Dame 1-0 198
23 Louisville 1-0 190
24 Florida 1-0 145
25 Stanford 1-0 131


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