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Alabama Remains No. 1 In AP College Poll

(October 21, 2012)--Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll to eight, the longest stay on top of the rankings by the Crimson Tide.

Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel.

The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks, in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached 'Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.

Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, although the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday.

Alabama went three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.

The rest of the top six was also unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 LSU all won.

South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.

AP Top 25

1 Alabama (59) 7-0 1499
2 Oregon 7-0 1424
3 Florida (1) 7-0 1380
4 Kansas State 7-0 1333
5 Notre Dame 7-0 1241
6 LSU 7-1 1172
7 Oregon State 6-0 1106
8 Oklahoma 5-1 1065
9 Ohio State 8-0 1028
10 USC 6-1 944
11 Florida State 7-1 872
12 Georgia 6-1 745
13 Mississippi State 7-0 739
14 Clemson 6-1 713
15 Texas Tech 6-1 653
16 Louisville 7-0 620
17 South Carolina 6-2 591
18 Rutgers 7-0 539
19 Stanford 5-2 421
20 Michigan 5-2 300
21 Boise State 6-1 258
22 Texas A&M 5-2 252
23 Ohio 7-0 181
24 Louisiana Tech 6-1 106
25 West Virginia 5-2 76
Dropped from rankings: Cincinnati 21

Others receiving votes: Toledo 49, Texas 33, Wisconsin 31, TCU 29, Nebraska 24, Penn State 18, North Carolina State 13, Oklahoma State 12, Arizona 7, UCLA 7, Tulsa 6, Arizona State 5, Northern Illinois 5, Cincinnati 3


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