LSU a unanimous No. 1; Alabama up to third

LSU is the unanimous choice as the nation's ranked football team in the latest Associated Press poll and Alabama has moved up to No. 3 after Stanford's loss to Oregon on Saturday night.

LSU (10-0), after a 42-9 rout of Western Kentucky on Saturday, received all 60 first-place votes from the nationwide media panel. The Tigers, who have games remaining in the regular season against Ole Miss and Arkansas, are the first undisputed regular-season No. 1 in the AP poll since Texas on October 26, 2008.

Oklahoma State (10-0) remained second after its 66-6 throttling of Texas Tech. The Cowboys have games left against Iowa State and Oklahoma, with no Big 12 championship game this season.

Alabama moved up one spot from fourth to third, as the Tide followed up a 9-6 overtime loss to LSU with a 24-7 win over Mississippi State.

Stanford had been third but dropped to eighth after a 53-30 home loss to Oregon. The Ducks, who have reeled off nine straight wins after a season- opening loss to LSU, vaulted from sixth to fourth this week.

Oklahoma was idle this weekend and also moved up two spots to fifth.

Arkansas, Clemson, Stanford, Virginia Tech and Boise State round out this week's top 10. Boise State tumbled five spots from fifth after a 36-35 loss to TCU.

Houston, the only other unbeaten FBS team at 10-0, starts the second 10 and is followed by Michigan State, Georgia, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Nebraska, Southern California, TCU and Michigan. TCU was unranked last week.

The last five ranked teams are Penn State, Southern Miss, Florida State, Notre Dame and Baylor. Penn State dropped nine places from 12th after a whirlwind week that included the sex abuse scandal, the firing of Joe Paterno and a 17-14 loss to Nebraska.

Florida State, Notre Dame and Baylor have all been ranked previously this season. Florida State was as high as fifth in September, while Notre Dame was ranked 16th to start season before losing its first two games. Baylor was also ranked from early September through mid-October.

Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Texas and Auburn all dropped out this week after losses.

Three games on next Saturday's schedule feature matchups of ranked teams. Nebraska visits Michigan in the Big Ten, while Oregon hosts Southern California in the Pac-12 and Oklahoma travels to Baylor in Big 12 action.