WVU Barely Ranked

Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll to eight, the longest stay atop the rankings by the Crimson Tide.

Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks - in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached 'Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.

Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, though the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. Alabama had gone three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.

The rest of the top six was also unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 LSU all won.

South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.

West Virginia fell all the way to No. 25 after their loss to Kansas State. It is the first time West Virginia lost back-to-back games since Dana Holgorsen became the head coach. WVU is off this week and hosts TCU on November 3rd.

Despite winning to remain undefeated and being the only team in the nation with 8 wins, Ohio State dropped 2 spots to No. 9.


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