New York, NY – Following its loss to LSU, Alabama was knocked down to fourth in the latest Associated Press college football poll and Oklahoma State rose to second.
LSU pulled out a 9-6 overtime victory in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night and remained the top team in the poll. The Tigers received 59 first-place votes and 1,499 points.
Alabama had been ranked second, but the loss dropped it to fourth. That meant Oklahoma State and Stanford both moved up one place. The Cowboys earned a 52-45 win against No. 17 Kansas State on Saturday, while the Cardinal beat Oregon State, 38-13.
Boise State remained fifth with a victory over UNLV, and received the other first-place vote.
Oregon, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Clemson and Virginia Tech round out the top 10.
Nebraska had been ranked ninth, but suffered a home loss against Northwestern and fell all the way to 19th. South Carolina dropped five slots from 10th to 15th after losing at Arkansas, while Michigan plummeted from 13th to 22nd after losing at Iowa.
The second 10 consists of Houston, Penn State, Michigan State, Georgia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas State, USC, Nebraska and Georgia Tech.
Texas was not ranked last week, but is now No. 21 following a blowout victory over Texas Tech. Michigan, Cincinnati, Auburn and Southern Miss -- which was also unranked a week ago -- are the final four teams in the poll.