Some Changes In College Football Top 25

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Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes.

Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and received 16 first-place votes. The Buckeyes had 13 first-place votes and No. 4 Clemson, the preseason No. 1 team and defending national champion, received nine.

The Buckeyes and Tigers both were coming off conference blowouts on the road. Ohio State beat Northwestern 52-3 Friday night. Clemson defeated Louisville 45-10.

Oklahoma remained No. 5, but Penn State moved up to sixth after Wisconsin's first loss of the season. The Badgers were beaten Saturday by 30-point underdog Illinois in the season's most significant upset so far.

Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn and Georgia rounded out the top 10, giving the Southeastern Conference five of the top 10 teams.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (24) 7-0 1486 1
2. LSU (16) 7-0 1462 2
3. Ohio St. (13) 7-0 1429 4
4. Clemson (9) 7-0 1408 3
5. Oklahoma 7-0 1343 5
6. Penn St. 7-0 1224 7
7. Florida 7-1 1138 9
8. Notre Dame 5-1 1058 8
9. Auburn 6-1 1054 11
10. Georgia 6-1 1031 10
11. Oregon 6-1 979 12
12. Utah 6-1 852 13
13. Wisconsin 6-1 767 6
14. Baylor 7-0 732 18
15. Texas 5-2 627 15
16. SMU 7-0 587 19
17. Minnesota 7-0 577 20
18. Cincinnati 6-1 468 21
19. Michigan 5-2 440 16
20. Iowa 5-2 347 23
21. Appalachian St. 6-0 286 24
22. Boise St. 6-1 225 14
23. Iowa St. 5-2 185 NR
24. Arizona St. 5-2 134 17
25. Wake Forest 6-1 118 NR
Others receiving votes: Memphis 87, Virginia 29, San Diego St. 17, Pittsburgh 17, Washington 15, Navy 9, Texas A&M 6, Missouri 4, UCF 3, Southern Cal 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tulane 1.

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