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Rolling to No. 1: Tide takes top spot in AP poll

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NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.

The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

The Tide receives 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC draws 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.

It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under coach Nick Saban

This is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. It's happened at least once every year since 2007.

Georgia dropped one spot to No. 7 after a 45-23 win over Buffalo. Florida State leaped past the Bulldogs with a rout of Murray State.

LSU (No. 3), Arkansas (No. 8), South Carolina (No. 9) and Florida (No. 24) joined Alabama and Georgia to give the Southeastern Conference six ranked teams.

Tennessee was two spots out of the top 25 in the "also receiving votes" category. Missouri, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Auburn also received votes.

Associated Press Top 25
(Released September 4, 2012)

1. Alabama (45) 1-0 1481
2. USC (11) 1-0 1435
3. LSU (4) 1-0 1382
4. Oregon 1-0 1295
5. Oklahoma 1-0 1170
6. Florida State 1-0 1135
7. Georgia 1-0 1083
8. Arkansas 1-0 992
9. (tie) South Carolina 1-0 980
9. (tie) West Virginia 1-0 980
11. Michigan State 1-0 915
12. Clemson 1-0 788
13. Wisconsin 1-0 664
14. Ohio State 1-0 634
15. Virginia Tech 1-0 604
16. Nebraska 1-0 603
17. Texas 1-0 584
18. Oklahoma State 1-0 558
19. Michigan 0-1 446
20. TCU 0-0 355
21. Kansas State 1-0 339
22. Notre Dame 1-0 198
23. Louisville 1-0 190
24. Florida 1-0 145
25. Stanford 1-0 131

Dropped from rankings: Boise State 24

Others receiving votes: Boise State 79, Tennessee 73, Brigham Young 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, TEXSTATE 10, Missouri 7, Texas A&M 5, South Florida 5, UCF 4, Mississippi State 3, Auburn 3, Cincinnati 2

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