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Three SEC teams drop from AP Top 25, MU falls one spot to No. 22

Arkansas and wide receiver Jared Cornelius dropped from the Associated Press Top 25.
Arkansas and wide receiver Jared Cornelius dropped from the Associated Press Top 25. The Associated Press

A bad weekend for the SEC was reflected in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Three SEC teams fell out of the AP Top 25 and Auburn dropped 12 spots Sunday after the league that set a record for most teams in the college football rankings last week.

Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State all dropped out after losses Saturday. The Tigers needed overtime to beat Jacksonville State of the FCS and slipped from No. 6 to No. 18. Missouri, which held on for a 27-20 win at Arkansas State, dropped one spot to No. 22.

The SEC was down to seven ranked teams, still the most of any conference.

Ohio State remains No. 1, but the Buckeyes are no longer unanimous. No. 4 Michigan State received two first-place votes from the media panel after beating Oregon 31-28. Alabama remains No. 2. TCU is 3.

No. 19 BYU jumped into the rankings after beating Boise State and knocking out the Broncos. The Cougars were ranked for four weeks early last season before star QB Taysom Hill was injured. Hill went down again in the season opener at Nebraska, but Tanner Mangum has led BYU to two straight victories with late long touchdown pass.

The AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Pv

1. Ohio State (59)

2-0

1,523

1

2. Alabama

2-0

1,423

2

3. TCU

2-0

1,366

3

4. Michigan State (2)

2-0

1,354

5

5. Baylor

2-0

1,240

4

6. Southern California

2-0

1,146

8

7. Georgia

2-0

1,031

10

8. Notre Dame

2-0

1,012

9

9. Florida State

2-0

973

11

10. UCLA

2-0

928

13

11. Clemson

2-0

926

12

12. Oregon

1-1

833

7

13. LSU

1-0

787

14

14. Georgia Tech

2-0

716

15

15. Mississippi

2-0

713

17

16. Oklahoma

2-0

705

19

17. Texas A&M

2-0

703

16

18. Auburn

2-0

519

6

19. BYU

2-0

349

NR

20. Arizona

2-0

342

22

21. Utah

2-0

290

24

22. Missouri

2-0

264

21

23. Northwestern

2-0

170

NR

24. Wisconsin

1-1

158

NR

25. Oklahoma State

2-0

48

NR

Others receiving votes: Temple 38, West Virginia 37, Mississippi State 32, Tennessee 30, Toledo 29, Kansas State 26, Arizona State 20, Boise State 16, Houston 16, N.C. State 14, Florida 12, Minnesota 9, Arkansas 6, California 5, Iowa 5, Miami, Fla., 3, Stanford 3, Virginia Tech 2, Western Kentucky 2, Duke 1.

Rustin Dodd’s ballot: 1. Ohio State, 2. TCU, 3. Michigan State, 4. Baylor, 5. Alabama, 6. Oregon, 7. Notre Dame, 8. Georgia, 9. Auburn, 10. Clemson, 11. Southern California, 12. Georgia Tech, 13. Florida State, 14. LSU, 15. Texas A&M, 16. UCLA, 17. Mississippi, 18. Oklahoma, 19. Missouri, 20. Arizona, 21. Oklahoma State, 22. Boise State, 23. Wisconsin, 24. Arizona State, 25. West Virginia.

Amway Coaches Top 25

The Amway Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 12, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record

Pts

Pvs

1. Ohio State (62)

2-0

1,574

1

2. Alabama (1)

2-0

1,472

2

3. TCU

2-0

1,430

3

4. Michigan State

2-0

1,383

6

5. Baylor

2-0

1,324

4

6. Florida State

2-0

1,119

8

7. Southern California

2-0

1,116

10

8. Georgia

2-0

1,108

9

9. Clemson

2-0

948

12

10. Notre Dame

2-0

903

11

11. Mississippi

2-0

851

14

12. UCLA

2-0

850

13

13. Oregon

1-1

847

5

14. LSU

1-0

806

15

15. Auburn

2-0

784

7

16. Georgia Tech

2-0

731

16

17. Oklahoma

2-0

664

17

18. Texas A&M

2-0

590

19

19. Arizona

2-0

423

20

20. Missouri

2-0

320

21

21. Utah

2-0

279

25

22. Brigham Young

2-0

204

NR

23. Wisconsin

1-1

202

24

24. Northwestern

2-0

95

NR

25. Oklahoma State

2-0

71

NR

Others receiving votes: West Virginia 49, Tennessee 43, Kansas State 39, Arizona State 36, Mississippi State 35, Duke 32, Temple 24, Miami, Fla. 16, Boise State 14, Memphis 13, N.C. State 13, Florida 8, Illinois 8, Kentucky 8, Minnesota 8, California 6, Toledo 6, Iowa 5, Michigan 5, Arkansas 3, Nebraska 3, Houston 2, Pittsburgh 2, South Carolina 1, Texas Tech 1, Western Kentucky 1.

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