AP Poll: Texas A&M jumps, FSU, ‘Bama lose some support
College notes • BYU comes in at No. 35 after opening weekend.
Published: September 2, 2014 01:18PM
Updated: September 2, 2014 11:31PM

New York • Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football.

Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs.

The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21.

The top four in the rankings are unchanged: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma.

Florida State went from 57 first-place votes to 46 after pulling out a 37-31 victory against Oklahoma State.

Alabama dropped 44 points in the media-panel voting after beating West Virginia. The Tide has one first-place vote. Oregon has five and Oklahoma two. No. 6 Georgia has two and No. 12 LSU one.

Tennessee tackle out for season • Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sunday during a 38-7 victory over Utah State.

Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and former walk-on from Knoxville, had been placed on scholarship after spring practice and had opened the year as Tennessee’s starting left tackle.

His injury creates more adversity for an offensive line that already was replacing all of last year’s starters, including Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ja’Wuan James.

“I feel for him,” Tennessee coach Butch Jones said at his Tuesday news conference. “I feel for his family. Here’s a young man, I love him to death, a walk-on who earned a scholarship. He earned it. It’s very, very unfortunate, but that’s football.”

AP Top 25 poll

Rec. Pts Pv

1. Florida St. (46) 1-0 1,456 1

2. Alabama (1) 1-0 1,317 2

3. Oregon (5) 1-0 1,314 3

4. Oklahoma (2) 1-0 1,283 4

5. Auburn 1-0 1,186 6

6. Georgia (2) 1-0 1,114 12

7. Michigan St. 1-0 1,093 8

8. Ohio St. 1-0 982 5

9. Texas A&M (2) 1-0 978 21

10. Baylor 1-0 962 10

11. UCLA 1-0 944 7

12. LSU (1) 1-0 926 13

13. Stanford 1-0 886 11

14. Southern Cal 1-0 729 15

15. Mississippi 1-0 525 18

16. Notre Dame 1-0 519 17

17. Arizona St. 1-0 431 19

18. Wisconsin 0-1 364 14

19. Nebraska 1-0 352 22

20. Kansas St. 1-0 325 20

21. N. Carolina 1-0 196 23

21. S. Carolina 0-1 196 9

23. Clemson 0-1 164 16

24. Missouri 1-0 147 24

25. Louisville 1-0 141 NR

Others receiving votes • Texas 126, Oklahoma St. 94, Duke 60, Florida 49, Mississippi St. 49, Penn St. 49, Michigan 38, TCU 29, Washington 27, BYU 21, Iowa 18, Marshall 18, Virginia Tech 17, Tennessee 14, Cincinnati 8, Texas Tech 7, West Virginia 7, Rutgers 6, Arizona 4, N. Dakota St. 2, Louisiana 1, Pittsburgh 1.