Notre Dame No. 1, Alabama No. 2 in AP Top 25

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Notre Dame is No. 1 and Alabama is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving to the top of the rankings after Oregon and Kansas State were upset Saturday night.

The Fighting Irish are No. 1 for the first time since Nov. 14, 1993. The Fighting Irish were a unanimous No. 1, getting all 60 first-place votes. They are a victory against rival Southern California away from completing a perfect regular season and playing in the BCS championship game Jan. 7 in Miami.

A week after being upset as the No. 1 team, Alabama is back to No. 2, taking advantage of the two big upsets.

The Ducks had been No. 1 but fell in overtime to Stanford. Kansas State was No. 2 when it was beaten at Baylor.

The Associated Press Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, 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. Notre Dame (60) 11-0 1,500 3
2. Alabama 10-1 1,399 4
3. Georgia 10-1 1,316 5
4. Ohio St. 11-0 1,292 6
5. Oregon 10-1 1,246 1
6. Florida 10-1 1,171 7
7. Kansas St. 10-1 1,064 2
8. LSU 9-2 1,048 8
9. Texas A&M 9-2 1,028 9
10. Florida St. 10-1 1,026 10
11. Stanford 9-2 991 14
12. Clemson 10-1 874 11
13. South Carolina 9-2 795 12
14. Oklahoma 8-2 734 13
15. UCLA 9-2 624 17
16. Oregon St. 8-2 599 15
17. Nebraska 9-2 559 16
18. Texas 8-2 498 18
19. Louisville 9-1 362 20
20. Michigan 8-3 282 23
21. Rutgers 9-1 265 22
22. Oklahoma St. 7-3 240 NR
23. Kent St. 10-1 155 25
24. N. Illinois 10-1 144 NR
25. Mississippi St. 8-3 82 NR
25. Utah St. 9-2 82 NR

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 20, Northwestern 20, Washington 20, Arizona 13, Southern Cal 12, Tulsa 10, San Jose St. 8, Fresno St. 7, Louisiana Tech 4, Wisconsin 4, San Diego St. 2, Baylor 1, Iowa St. 1, TCU 1, Vanderbilt 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 17, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Notre Dame (56) 11-0 1,469 3
2. Alabama (2) 10-1 1,386 5
3. Georgia (1) 10-1 1,348 4
4. Oregon 10-1 1,227 1
5. Florida St. 10-1 1,199 6
6. Florida 10-1 1,166 7
7. LSU 9-2 1,062 8
8. Kansas St. 10-1 1,056 2
9. Clemson 10-1 1,029 9
10. Texas A&M 9-2 994 10
11. Stanford 9-2 934 13
12. South Carolina 9-2 853 11
13. Oklahoma 8-2 798 12
14. Nebraska 9-2 654 14
15. Texas 8-2 593 15
16. UCLA 9-2 590 16
17. Oregon St. 8-2 563 17
18. Louisville 9-1 453 18
19. Rutgers 9-1 408 20
20. Michigan 8-3 289 23
21. Oklahoma St. 7-3 258 24
22. Boise St. 9-2 243 22
23. Northern Illinois 10-1 149 NR
24. Mississippi St. 8-3 99 NR
25. Kent St. 10-1 86 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Utah State 74; Northwestern 59; Louisiana Tech 36; Washington 36; Southern California 14; Tulsa 14; San Jose State 7; San Diego State 6; Arizona 5; Vanderbilt 4; Wisconsin 4; Fresno State 3; Middle Tennessee 3; Arkansas State 2; Cincinnati1; Texas Tech 1.

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