AP Top 25 rankings, Week 5: Alabama loses votes, Michigan tumbles, Fresno State joins

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor

Oregon pick off some first place votes, but the Crimson Tide are still firmly on top.

After a week in which 19 of 20 ranked teams won their games, the AP Top 25 poll remained largely unchanged. Alabama remains on top, though the Tide lost three of the 59 first-place votes they held entering Saturday. Oregon stayed in the second slot, followed by Clemson, Ohio State, and Stanford. LSU, Louisville, Florida State, Georgia, and Texas A&M round out the top 10.

The full Top 25, via the AP:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (56) 3-0 1,496 1
2 Oregon (4) 3-0 1,418 2
3 Clemson 3-0 1,340 3
4 Ohio State 4-0 1,320 4
5 Stanford 3-0 1,270 5
6 LSU 4-0 1,167 6
7 Louisville 4-0 1,088 7
8 Florida State 3-0 1,049 8
9 Georgia 2-1 1,029 9
10 Texas A&M 3-1 1,011 10
11 Oklahoma State 3-0 849 11
12 South Carolina 2-1 828 12
13 UCLA 3-0 798 13
14 Oklahoma 3-0 689 14
15 Miami (FL) 3-0 687 16
16 Washington 3-0 559 17
17 Northwestern 4-0 477 18
18 Michigan 4-0 450 15
19 Baylor 3-0 441 20
20 Florida 2-1 414 19
21 Mississippi 3-0 342 21
22 Notre Dame 3-1 256 22
23 Wisconsin 3-1 130 24
24 Texas Tech 4-0 127 25
25 Fresno State 3-0 110 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24, UCF 19, Nebraska 13, Northern Illinois 9, Arizona 8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan State 3, Missouri 2, Rutgers 1, Navy 1

Arizona State, the only ranked team to lose this weekend, dropped out of the poll. The Sun Devils were ranked 22nd entering Saturday, but were beaten at Stanford. They were replaced by Fresno State, who defeated Boise State this weekend.

The AP Poll is not considered in the BCS calculation, and has not been used by the BCS since 2004.

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