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LSU, Alabama clear 1-2 in AP poll

LSU and Alabama are by far the top two teams in the country, according to the most recent Associated Press college football rankings.

LSU is No. 1 for the 10th straight week and is again a unanimous choice with all 60 first-place votes and 1,500 points. Alabama is second with 1,440 points.

Both teams recorded blowout wins this weekend. The Tigers routed then-No. 3 Arkansas by a 41-17 score on Friday, while the Crimson Tide blasted Auburn, 42-14, in the Iron Bowl.

LSU will play Georgia in the SEC Championship game next weekend, but if they win, it's possible that the Tigers will end up playing the Crimson Tide for the BCS national title. The two battled earlier this month in Tuscaloosa, with LSU pulling out a 9-6 overtime victory.

Because of this weekend's loss, Arkansas dropped to sixth. That allowed Oklahoma State to climb two spots to third, despite not playing this weekend.

The Cowboys had their perfect season spoiled with a double-overtime loss at Iowa State two Fridays ago, and play Oklahoma for the Big 12 title on Saturday.

Stanford defeated Notre Dame this weekend but remained No. 4, while Virginia Tech moved up a spot to fifth after recording a shutout win at Virginia. After Arkansas, Houston, Oregon, USC and Boise State complete the top-10. USC and Boise State are tied for ninth.

The Broncos were seventh last week, but fell two places despite a home defeat of Wyoming.

The second 10 consists of Michigan State, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Michigan, TCU, Baylor and Nebraska. Clemson, West Virginia, Penn State, Southern Miss and Florida State round out the poll.

Next weekend's schedule features a host of important conference title games. Oregon hosts UCLA in the Pac-12 championship contest, while Houston, which is gunning for an at-large BCS berth, plays Southern Miss for the Conference-USA title.

Virginia Tech and Clemson will contest the ACC championship game in Charlotte, while Wisconsin and Michigan State play in the Big Ten's first title game.