SCarolina, Florida move into top 5 of both college polls
Published: October 7, 2012 02:03PM
Updated: October 7, 2012 02:15PM
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South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, center left, and running back Marcus Lattimore, center right, celebrate Lattimore's touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

New York • South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia moved into the top five of The Associated Press college football poll after a Saturday during which nine Top 25 teams lost.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon hold their spots at the top of the rankings in both the AP and USA Today polls. Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 again in the AP poll. In the USA Today poll, Oregon received one first-place vote.

South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moved up three spots to No. 3 in both polls.

Florida jumped six spots in the AP to No. 4 and five spots in the USA Today poll to No. 6 after beating LSU 14-6.

West Virginia moved up three spots in both polls — to No. 5 in AP and No. 4 in USA Today — with a 48-45 victory at Texas.

Kansas State moved to No. 6 and 5 in the AP and USA Today polls, respectively; Notre Dame was 7 in both polls; Ohio State was No. 8 in the AP poll (it is unranked in the USA Today poll because it was banned for one year for post-season play); LSU drops to No. 9 and No. 8 in the polls and unbeaten Oregon State is No. 10 and No. 14.

The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was the weekend of Oct. 18, 2008.

USA Today contributed to this report

AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, 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 6-0 1,435 2

3. South Carolina 6-0 1,359 6

4. Florida 5-0 1,265 10

5. West Virginia 5-0 1,260 8

6. Kansas St. 5-0 1,217 7

7. Notre Dame 5-0 1,176 9

8. Ohio St. 6-0 1,053 12

9. LSU 5-1 938 4

10. Oregon St. 4-0 873 14

11. Southern Cal 4-1 812 13

12. Florida St. 5-1 800 3

13. Oklahoma 3-1 756 17

14. Georgia 5-1 733 5

15. Texas 4-1 711 11

16. Clemson 5-1 657 15

17. Stanford 4-1 587 18

18. Louisville 5-0 494 19

19. Mississippi St. 5-0 450 20

20. Rutgers 5-0 331 22

21. Cincinnati 4-0 205 NR

22. Texas A&M 4-1 153 NR

23. Louisiana Tech 5-0 129 NR

24. Boise St. 4-1 114 NR

25. Michigan 3-2 82 NR

Others receiving votes • Ohio 79, Baylor 62, Iowa St. 54, TCU 50, Michigan St. 49, Arizona St. 39, Washington 39, NC State 17, Nebraska 5, Arizona 4, Duke 3, Tennessee 3, Texas Tech 2, Tulsa 2, Northwestern 1, Penn St. 1.

USA Today Top 25

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (58) 5-0 1,474 1

2. Oregon (1) 6-0 1,411 2

3. South Carolina 6-0 1,345 6

4. West Virginia 5-0 1,296 7

5. Kansas State 5-0 1,216 8

6. Florida 5-0 1,165 11

7. Notre Dame 5-0 1,152 10

8. LSU 5-1 961 3

9. Southern California 4-1 940 12

10. Oklahoma 3-1 872 14

11. Florida State 5-1 819 4

12. Georgia 5-1 761 5

13. Clemson 5-1 759 15

14. Oregon State 4-0 691 17

15. Texas 4-1 663 9

16. Louisville 5-0 628 16

17. Stanford 4-1 577 18

18. Mississippi State 5-0 558 19

19. Rutgers 5-0 410 21

20. Cincinnati 4-0 365 23

21. Texas A&M 4-1 208 NR

22. Boise State 4-1 197 25

23. TCU 4-1 194 13

24. Louisiana Tech 5-0 131 NR

25. Iowa State 4-1 73 NR

Others receiving votes • Arizona State 61 Baylor 52 Michigan 33 Northwestern 31 Michigan State 27 Ohio 23 Nebraska 18 Texas Tech 11 Duke 10 Wisconsin 8 Western Kentucky 7 Louisiana-Lafayette 6 North Carolina State 6 Oklahoma State 5 San Jose State 4 Louisiana-Monroe 3 Nevada 2 Toledo 2.