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S. Carolina, Florida, WVU move into top 5 of AP poll

Published October 7, 2012 8:45 pm

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New York • South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia move 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. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 again. The rest of Top 25 got a makeover. No. 3 South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moves up three spots. No. 4 Florida jumps six after beating LSU 14-6. No. 5 West Virginia moves up three with a 48-45 victory at Texas.

No. 6 Kansas State, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 8 Ohio State also move up. LSU drops to No. 9 and unbeaten Oregon State is No. 10.

The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was in October 2008. —

AP Top 25 poll

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.