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Alabama moves to No. 2 behind LSU in AP poll

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Southeastern Conference rivals LSU and Alabama held the top two spots in The Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide jumped past No. 3 Oklahoma and into second.

Alabama's rise gives the SEC the top two teams in the country for the 10th time in the last four seasons.

The Tide beat Florida 38-10 on Saturday night in Gainesville, then received 12 first-place votes in the media rankings released Sunday.

LSU remained No. 1 for a second straight week, receiving 40 first-place votes and 1,473 points. Alabama had 1,435.

Oklahoma, which started the season No. 1 before slipping last week, got seven first-place votes.

Wisconsin also moved up after a big victory, jumping three spots to No. 4 after a 48-17 win against Nebraska.

Associated Press Top 25 - October 2, 2011

1 LSU (40) 5-0 1473
2 Alabama (12) 5-0 1435
3 Oklahoma (7) 4-0 1397
4 Wisconsin 5-0 1266
5 Boise State (1) 4-0 1248
6 Oklahoma State 4-0 1191
7 Stanford 4-0 1185
8 Clemson 5-0 1093
9 Oregon 3-1 1028
10 Arkansas 4-1 860
11 Texas 4-0 833
12 Michigan 5-0 812
13 Georgia Tech 5-0 667
14 Nebraska 4-1 555
15 Auburn 4-1 550
16 West Virginia 4-1 544
17 Florida 4-1 498
18 South Carolina 4-1 487
19 Illinois 5-0 428
20 Kansas State 4-0 349
21 Virginia Tech 4-1 341
22 Arizona State 4-1 256
23 Florida State 2-2 237
24 Texas A&M 2-2 216
25 Baylor 3-1 186

Dropped from rankings: South Florida 16, TCU 20

Others receiving votes: Michigan State 154, Houston 68, Washington 37, Texas Tech 25, Notre Dame 24, South Florida 22, Georgia 11, Penn State 9, USC 7, Southern Methodist 5, Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 1, Tennessee 1

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