Tide remains on top of AP Poll; Tigers advance 6 spots

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) jumps out of bounds after attempting a touchdown against Texas A&M defensive back Armani Watts during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) jumps out of bounds after attempting a touchdown against Texas A&M defensive back Armani Watts during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Associated Press

Ohio State dropped four spots to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its first loss of the season, and Penn State moved into the rankings for the first time since 2011 after upsetting the Buckeyes.

Alabama is No. 1 again, receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel on Sunday. Michigan moved up to No. 2, Clemson is No. 3 and Washington No. 4.

Louisville moved up to No. 5 ahead of the Buckeyes, who blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 24-21 against Penn State on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions entered the rankings at No. 24.

Nebraska is No. 7 and Baylor is eighth. Texas A&M slipped three spots to No. 9 after losing for the first time this season.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Alabama (60) 8-0 1524 1
2. Michigan (1) 7-0 1446 3
3. Clemson 7-0 1382 4
4. Washington 7-0 1373 5
5. Louisville 6-1 1276 7
6. Ohio St. 6-1 1143 2
7. Nebraska 7-0 1083 8
8. Baylor 6-0 1063 9
9. Texas A&M 6-1 1007 6
10. West Virginia 6-0 997 12
11. Wisconsin 5-2 980 10
12. Florida St. 5-2 725 13
13. Boise St. 7-0 716 14
14. Florida 5-1 654 15
15. Auburn 5-2 641 21
16. Oklahoma 5-2 626 16
17. Utah 7-1 584 19
18. Tennessee 5-2 572 18
19. LSU 5-2 352 25
20. W. Michigan 8-0 349 20
21. North Carolina 6-2 328 22
22. Navy 5-1 251 24
23. Colorado 6-2 207 –
24. Penn St. 5-2 193 –
25. Virginia Tech 5-2 110 –
Others receiving votes: Washington St. 84, Houston 67, Oklahoma St. 62, Arkansas 14, Troy 6, Southern Cal 5, San Diego St. 2, Pittsburgh 2, SMU 1.

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