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Michigan State survived, and Michigan stumbled in their season openers.

But, both took tumbles in the new Associated Press top 25, released Tuesday.

Michigan dropped seven spots to No. 21 following its season-opening loss to Notre Dame. Michigan State, meanwhile, dropped four spots to No. 15 after surviving a season-opening scare from Utah State, 38-31.

No. 11 LSU and No. 12 Virginia Tech made the biggest jumps in the first Associated Press college football poll of the regular season, while No. 4 Ohio State leapfrogged No. 5 Wisconsin after a week in which most of the top teams were unchallenged.

Alabama remained No. 1 with a blowout of Louisville, and No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Georgia held their spots in the poll released Tuesday. The Crimson Tide received 48 first-place votes, Clemson had 12 and Wisconsin had one. The Buckeyes are just four points ahead of the Badgers and only nine points ahead of No. 6 Oklahoma.

LSU, which was ranked No. 25 in the preseason, moved up 14 spots after beating Miami 33-17 in one of four games that matched ranked teams. The Hurricanes dropped from No. 8 to No. 22. Virginia Tech won 24-3 at Florida State and moved up eight spots.

The Seminoles fell out of the rankings after being 19th. Texas, which was No. 23 in the preseason poll, didn’t receive any votes in the latest poll.

No. 4 Ohio State moved up a spot after scoring 77 points against Oregon State. Auburn jumped two spots to No. 7 after beating Washington.

The ninth-ranked Huskies dropped three places. No. 8 Notre Dame moved up four spots after beating Michigan.
 

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

 

 

Record

Pts

Pv

1. Alabama (48)

1-0

1511

1

2. Clemson (12)

1-0

1467

2

3. Georgia

1-0

1350

3

4. Ohio State

1-0

1262

5

5. Wisconsin (1)

1-0

1258

4

6. Oklahoma

1-0

1251

7

7. Auburn

1-0

1236

9

8. Notre Dame

1-0

1080

12

9. Washington

0-1

870

6

10. Stanford

1-0

865

13

11. LSU

1-0

801

25

12. Virginia Tech

1-0

777

20

13. Penn St.

1-0

768

10

14. West Virginia

1-0

762

17

15. Michigan State

1-0

684

11

16. TCU

1-0

632

16

17. Southern Cal

1-0

628

15

18. Mississippi St.

1-0

538

18

19. UCF

1-0

407

21

20. Boise State

1-0

391

22

21. Michigan

0-1

318

14

22. Miami

0-1

241

8

23. Oregon

1-0

217

24

24. South Carolina

1-0

125

NR

25. Florida

1-0

89

NR

Others receiving votes: Utah 71, Oklahoma State 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Mississippi 11, NC State 9, Florida State 8, Memphis 6, Houston 6, Washington State 6, Iowa State 4, Kansas State 3, Iowa 3, Hawaii 3, BYU 3, Fresno State 1, Arkansas State 1.

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