NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll to eight, the longest stay atop the rankings by the Crimson Tide.
Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks - in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached `Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.
Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, though the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. Alabama had gone three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.
The rest of the top six was also unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 LSU all won.
South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.
Teams of local interest:
The University of Cincinnati falls out of the AP Top 25 after losing its first game of the year. Cincinnati had been ranked in the poll for the previous two weeks.
Ohio State fell two positions to No. 9 after narrowly escaping with a victory over Purdue.
Louisville is ranked 16th for the second straight week, while Ohio University jumped two spots to No. 23.
Full list of the AP Top 25
1. Alabama (59)
3. Florida (1)
4. Kansas State
5. Notre Dame
7. Oregon State
9. Ohio State
11. Florida State
13. Mississippi State
15. Texas Tech
17. South Carolina
21. Boise State
22. Texas A&M
24. Louisiana Tech
25. West Virginia
Dropped from rankings: Cincinnati 21
Others receiving votes: Toledo 49, Texas 33, Wisconsin 31, TCU 29, Nebraska 24, Penn State 18, North Carolina State 13, Oklahoma State 12, Arizona 7, UCLA 7, Tulsa 6, Arizona State 5, Northern Illinois 5, Cincinnati 3
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