Mississippi State moves up in The Associated Press football rankings

By The Associated Press

Mississippi State had the weekend off, but kept moving up in the national polls. MSU is No. 20 in the AP rankings and remains No. 19 in USA Today.

Next week the Bulldogs are at Kentucky for an 11:21 a.m. start in SEC play. Bulldogs are 4-0 and 1-0 in the SEC.

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Alabama unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25

Ralph D. Russo/The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll.

The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season. The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week.

LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4 in the new media poll.

Oregon remained No. 2 and Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3.

After beating Stanford on Thursday, Washington moved into the rankings at No. 23. No. 24 Northwestern is ranked for the first time this season.

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The Associated Press Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 29, 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 (60) 5-0 1,500 1
2. Oregon 5-0 1,430 2
3. Florida St. 5-0 1,349 4
4. LSU 5-0 1,310 3
5. Georgia 5-0 1,252 5
6. South Carolina 5-0 1,152 6
7. Kansas St. 4-0 1,123 7
8. West Virginia 4-0 1,066 9
9. Notre Dame 4-0 1,043 10
10. Florida 4-0 937 11
11. Texas 4-0 932 12
12. Ohio St. 5-0 793 14
13. Southern Cal 3-1 703 13
14. Oregon St. 3-0 647 18
15. Clemson 4-1 608 17
15. TCU 4-0 608 15
17. Oklahoma 2-1 581 16
18. Stanford 3-1 509 8
19. Louisville 5-0 404 19
20. Mississippi St. 4-0 306 21
21. Nebraska 4-1 240 22
22. Rutgers 4-0 160 23
23. Washington 3-1 159 NR
24. Northwestern 5-0 143 NR
25. UCLA 4-1 122 NR

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 72, Boise St. 53, Texas A&M 51, Michigan St. 43, Texas Tech 39, Michigan 38, Louisiana Tech 37, Baylor 31, Ohio 30, Arizona St. 15, Arizona 4, Miami 4, Iowa St. 3, Tennessee 3.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 29, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (57) 5-0 1,472 1
2. Oregon 5-0 1,403 2
3. LSU (1) 5-0 1,327 3
4. Florida St. (1) 5-0 1,301 4
5. Georgia 5-0 1,227 5
6. South Carolina 5-0 1,161 6
7. West Virginia 4-0 1,137 7
8. Kansas St. 4-0 1,050 8
9. Texas 4-0 981 10
10. Notre Dame 4-0 915 11
11. Florida 4-0 883 12
12. USC 3-1 784 13
13. TCU 4-0 749 14
14. Oklahoma 2-1 684 15
15. Clemson 4-1 626 16
16. Louisville 5-0 524 17
17. Oregon St. 3-0 453 21
18. Stanford 3-1 452 9
19. Mississippi St. 4-0 422 19
20. Nebraska 4-1 415 20
21. Rutgers 4-0 206 25
22. Northwestern 5-0 202 NR
23. Cincinnati 3-0 175 NR
24. Texas Tech 4-0 108 NR
25. Boise St. 3-1 83 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Washington 65; Texas A&M 61; UCLA 58; Louisiana Tech 56; Michigan State 45; Baylor 41; Arizona State 40; Miami (Fla.) 17; Michigan 11; Ohio 11; Louisiana-Monroe 8; Purdue 6; Wisconsin 6; San Jose State 4; Oklahoma State 3; Toledo 1; Tulsa 1; Virginia Tech 1.