Baylor, A&M Move Up In AP Poll After Road Wins

(October 13, 2013)—Baylor is ranked No. 12 and Texas A&M No. 7 in the Associated Press College football poll Sunday after wins on the road.

Baylor improved from No. 15 after the Bears held on to beat Kansas State 35-25 in Manhattan.

The ranking is Baylor’s highest since being No. 8 in October 1991. The previous high mark for the Bears in the Art Briles era was the No. 13 ranking that BU attained at the end of the 2011 season.

Meanwhile, the current No. 12 rank in the coaches poll ties the highest of the Briles era as Baylor was also ranked 12th in the final poll of the 2011 campaign.

This week, Baylor is the highest ranked Big 12 Conference team in both polls for the first time in league history.

BU (5-0, 2-0) is 5-0 for the first time since 1991 and 2-0 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2006, after its first-ever win on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Baylor leads the country in total offense with 715.4 yard per game and scoring offense with 63.4 points per game. The Bears rank second in passing offense (414.2 ypg.) and fourth in rushing offense (301.2 ypg.).

BU earned 849 points from voters in the AP poll, after ranking at No. 15 last week with 681 points.

Baylor’s 890 points in the USA Today Coaches Poll were up from 698 points and a No. 15 ranking last week.

Texas A&M improved from No. 9 after defeating Mississippi 41-38 in Oxford.

The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in the poll Sunday with eight ranked teams.

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.

No. 1 Alabama received 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 at Utah and is now ranked No. 13, becoming the first top-10 team this season to lose to an unranked team.

Michigan dropped out of the poll after losing to Penn State.

Oklahoma dropped from No. 12 to No. 18 after losing to Texas in the annual Red River Rivalry game in Dallas.

The Longhorns aren’t ranked, but received 16 votes in this weeks’ poll.

Associated Press College Football Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous

1 Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2
3 Clemson 6-0 1,352 3
4 Ohio State 6-0 1,330 4
5 Florida State 5-0 1,242 6
6 LSU 6-1 1,137 10
7 Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9
8 Louisville 6-0 1,077 8
9 UCLA 5-0 1,017 11
10 Miami (FL) 5-0 912 13
11 South Carolina 5-1 896 14
12 Baylor 5-0 849 15
13 Stanford 5-1 824 5
14 Missouri 6-0 749 25
15 Georgia 4-2 615 7
16 Texas Tech 6-0 590 20
17 Fresno State 5-0 383 21
18 Oklahoma 5-1 380 12
19 Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24
20 Washington 4-2 309 16
21 Oklahoma State 4-1 264 22
22 Florida 4-2 249 17
23 Northern Illinois 6-0 185 23
24 Auburn 5-1 156 NR
25 Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Northwestern 7, Arizona State 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1


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