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College football: Alabama a unanimous pick at No. 1; LSU slides to No. 4
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New York • Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll.

The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season. The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week.

LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4 in the new media poll.

Oregon remained No. 2 and Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3.

After beating Stanford on Thursday, Washington moved into the rankings at No. 23. No. 24 Northwestern is ranked for the first time this season. —

AP Top 25 poll

Record Pts Pv

1. Alabama (60) 5-0 1,500 1

2. Oregon 5-0 1,430 2

3. Florida St. 5-0 1,349 4

4. LSU 5-0 1,310 3

5. Georgia 5-0 1,252 5

6. South Carolina 5-0 1,152 6

7. Kansas St. 4-0 1,123 7

8. West Virginia 4-0 1,066 9

9. Notre Dame 4-0 1,043 10

10. Florida 4-0 937 11

11. Texas 4-0 932 12

12. Ohio St. 5-0 793 14

13. Southern Cal 3-1 703 13

14. Oregon St. 3-0 647 18

15. Clemson 4-1 608 17

15. TCU 4-0 608 15

17. Oklahoma 2-1 581 16

18. Stanford 3-1 509 8

19. Louisville 5-0 404 19

20. Mississippi St. 4-0 306 21

21. Nebraska 4-1 240 22

22. Rutgers 4-0 160 23

23. Washington 3-1 159 NR

24. Northwestern 5-0 143 NR

25. UCLA 4-1 122 NR

Others receiving votes • Cincinnati 72, Boise St. 53, Texas A&M 51, Michigan St. 43, Texas Tech 39, Michigan 38, Louisiana Tech 37, Baylor 31, Ohio 30, Arizona St. 15, Arizona 4, Miami 4, Iowa St. 3, Tennessee 3.

AP Top 25 • Florida State leapfrogs Tigers for No. 3 spot.
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