Stanford falls and SEC gets record eight in AP poll

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 01:08 AM

The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in The Associated Press college football poll with eight ranked teams.

The Top 25 was shaken Sunday after seven ranked teams lost, including five to teams that were unranked or lower ranked. Stanford dropped eight spots and Michigan fell from the poll.

The top four was unchanged, with No. 1 Alabama receiving 55 of 60 first-place votes. No. 2 is Oregon, followed by Clemson and Ohio State. Florida State moved up to No. 5 to set up a top-five matchup at Clemson next week.

Stanford lost 27-20 at Utah and is now No. 13, becoming the first top-10 team this season to lose to an unranked team. Michigan drops out after losing 43-40 in four overtimes at Penn State.

No. 24 Auburn moved into the rankings for the first time this season to join No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 14 Missouri, No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida. Missouri jumped 11 spots after a 41-26 victory at Georgia (4-2).

The record for most teams from one conference in a regular-season poll had been seven, done many times, including this season by the SEC. The ACC and Big Ten have also reached seven ranked teams in season.

The SEC also had eight teams ranked in the 2011 preseason poll.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, 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 (55) 6-0 1,495 1
2. Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2
3. Clemson 6-0 1,352 3
4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,330 4
5. Florida St. 5-0 1,242 6
6. LSU 6-1 1,137 10
7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9
8. Louisville 6-0 1,077 8
9. UCLA 5-0 1,017 11
10. Miami 5-0 912 13
11. South Carolina 5-1 896 14
12. Baylor 5-0 849 15
13. Stanford 5-1 824 5
14. Missouri 6-0 749 25
15. Georgia 4-2 615 7
16. Texas Tech 6-0 590 20
17. Fresno St. 5-0 383 21
18. Oklahoma 5-1 380 12
19. Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24
20. Washington 4-2 309 16
21. Oklahoma St. 4-1 264 22
22. Florida 4-2 249 17
23. N. Illinois 6-0 185 23
24. Auburn 5-1 156 NR
25. Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR

Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan St. 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon St. 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Arizona St. 7, Northwestern 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.