Football Polls: Arkansas takes big fall out of AP poll

By Ralph D. Russo/The Associated Press

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NEW YORK — Arkansas has taken the second-largest fall out of the AP college football poll, dropping from eighth to unranked after losing to Louisiana-Monroe.

The Razorbacks were upset 34-31 in overtime after losing quarterback Tyler Wilson to an injury. The only team to take a more drastic fall from the poll was Michigan in 2007. The Wolverines opened the season at No. 5 and dropped out after a Week 1 loss to Appalachian State.

Alabama remains No. 1. Southern California is No. 2, followed by LSU and Oregon. Florida State moved into a tie for fifth with Oklahoma. Georgia is No. 7.

Arkansas was one of four teams to drop out after losses, along with Nebraska, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.

Moving in were UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona and BYU.

AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, 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 (48) 2-0 1,486 1
2. Southern Cal (8) 2-0 1,414 2
3. LSU (4) 2-0 1,404 3
4. Oregon 2-0 1,299 4
5. Florida St. 2-0 1,160 6
5. Oklahoma 2-0 1,160 5
7. Georgia 2-0 1,155 7
8. South Carolina 2-0 1,025 9
9. West Virginia 1-0 1,017 9
10. Michigan St. 2-0 995 11
11. Clemson 2-0 868 12
12. Ohio St. 2-0 772 14
13. Virginia Tech 2-0 734 15
14. Texas 2-0 716 17
15. Kansas St. 2-0 714 21
16. TCU 1-0 542 20
17. Michigan 1-1 429 19
18. Florida 2-0 427 24
19. Louisville 2-0 316 23
20. Notre Dame 2-0 310 22
21. Stanford 2-0 260 25
22. UCLA 2-0 250 NR
23. Tennessee 2-0 177 NR
24. Arizona 2-0 149 NR
25. BYU 2-0 110 NR

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 106, Arkansas 79, Nebraska 79, Oregon St. 77, Mississippi St. 70, Baylor 54, Wisconsin 44, Louisiana-Monroe 23, Ohio 17, Georgia Tech 15, Oklahoma St. 13, South Florida 12, Arizona St. 10, Iowa St. 5, Northwestern 5, North Carolina 1, Utah St. 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (37) 1-0 1,447 2
2. Southern Cal (14) 1-0 1,398 3
3. LSU (7) 1-0 1,375 1
4. Oregon (1) 1-0 1,286 5
5. Oklahoma 1-0 1,171 4
6. Florida State 1-0 1,144 7
7. Georgia 1-0 1,092 6
8. West Virginia 1-0 1,032 11
9. South Carolina 1-0 943 9
10. Arkansas 1-0 929 10
11. Michigan State 1-0 868 13
12. Clemson 1-0 826 14
13. Wisconsin 1-0 719 12
14. Nebraska 1-0 652 16
15. Texas 1-0 600 15
16. Oklahoma State 1-0 595 19
17. TCU 0-0 479 17
18. Virginia Tech 1-0 476 20
19. Michigan 0-1 427 8
20. Kansas State 1-0 414 21
21. Stanford 1-0 324 18
22. Notre Dame 1-0 252 24
23. Florida 1-0 204 23
24. Louisville 1-0 109 NR
25. Boise State 0-1 82 22

Others receiving votes: Washington 55; Brigham Young 41; Baylor 39; Tennessee 29; Utah 20; Auburn 18; Georgia Tech 16; Missouri 16; Texas A&M 13; South Florida 12; Central Florida 11; Ohio 11; Cincinnati 10; Mississippi State 10; Virginia 7; Arizona 6; Louisiana Tech 6; Nevada 5; Vanderbilt 3; Northwestern 1; Rutgers 1; Texas Tech 1.