The Alabama Crimson Tide have reclaimed the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 after USC held it for just one week. They're followed by USC, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma in the top five.
Entering Tuesday, the big question regarding the polls was whether Bama's convincing win over No. 8 Michigan would be enough for the Tide to overtake No. 1 USC, which dusted Hawai'i. Some had also wondered whether No. 5 Oregon's blowout of Sun Belt champ Arkansas State meant the Ducks could swap spots with No. 4 Oklahoma, which didn't exactly overwhelm UTEP. It appears these things happened.
Early on, the BCS computers also might be leaning Alabama's way, as indicated by Jeff Sagarin's BCS-approved formula results.
The full AP Top 25:
- Dropped from rankings: Boise State 24
- Others receiving votes: Boise State 79, Tennessee 73, BYU 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, Texas State 10, Missouri 7, Texas A&M 5, South Florida 5, UCF 4, Mississippi State 3, Auburn 3, Cincinnati 2
Boise St falls out of AP Poll for 1st time since Sept. 2008. It had been ranked for 62 straight wks, 2nd longest active streak behind Bama.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 4, 2012
Alabama reaches No. 1 in AP poll for 5th consecutive season - 2nd team to do this within last 50 years (Miami 1986-92)— Brad Edwards (@JBradEdwards) September 4, 2012
Oregon's No. 4 AP ranking is highest Ducks have ever been at this point in regular season. Were No. 3 last preseason but lost opener.— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) September 4, 2012
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