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Posted: Tuesday, September 4th 2012 at 2:34pm

'Bama jumps to No. 1; Dogs slide to seventh in AP poll

By The Associated Press
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NEW YORK -- Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.

Meanwhile, Georgia slipped one spot from sixth down to seventh after a 45-23 defeat of Buffalo in the Bulldogs' season opener.

The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

The Tide receives 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC draws 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.

It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under coach Nick Saban.

This is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. It's happened at least once every year since 2007.

The Associated Press Top 25
Through Sept. 3
Includes Record, Points, Previous position
1. Alabama (45) 1-0 1,481 2
2. Southern Cal (11) 1-0 1,435 1
3. LSU (4) 1-0 1,382 3
4. Oregon 1-0 1,295 5
5. Oklahoma 1-0 1,170 4
6. Florida St. 1-0 1,135 7
7. Georgia 1-0 1,083 6
8. Arkansas 1-0 992 10
9. South Carolina 1-0 980 9
9. West Virginia 1-0 980 11
11. Michigan St. 1-0 915 13
12. Clemson 1-0 788 14
13. Wisconsin 1-0 664 12
14. Ohio St. 1-0 634 18
15. Virginia Tech 1-0 604 16
16. Nebraska 1-0 603 17
17. Texas 1-0 584 15
18. Oklahoma St. 1-0 558 19
19. Michigan 0-1 446 8
20. TCU 0-0 355 20
21. Kansas St. 1-0 339 22
22. Notre Dame 1-0 198 NR
23. Louisville 1-0 190 25
24. Florida 1-0 145 23
25. Stanford 1-0 131 21

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 79, Tennessee 73, BYU 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, Texas St. 10, Missouri 7, South Florida 5, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Auburn 3, Mississippi St. 3, Cincinnati 2.
Associated Categories: Sports News, College Sports

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