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Alabama still No. 1 in major polls

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There was not much movement in the major polls as Alabama held on to the No. 1 spot.

The Associated Press media and USA Today coaches polls were released Sunday.

The top 14 teams in the AP poll stayed in the same position as last week.

Alabama did lose a few first-place votes. The Crimson Tide slipped from 59 top votes to 56. No. 2 Oregon, which did not play, picked up the remaining four first-place votes.

In the coaches poll, Alabama received 59 first-place votes and Oregon got the three remaining votes.

Alabama struggled against Colorado State for three quarters before pulling away for a 31-6 victory Saturday. The Tide led 17-6 heading into the fourth.

No. 3 Clemson beat North Carolina 26-14 Thursday, No. 4 Ohio State routed Florida A&M 76-0 Saturday and No. 5 Stanford topped Arizona State 42-28.

In the coaches poll, the top 13 included the same teams as last week but the order slightly changed. No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Louisville switched spots. The biggest mover in the top 25 was Michigan falling three spots to No. 17.

Four ranked teams in all scored at least 70 points Saturday.

Arizona State was the only team to fall from the AP top 25. Fresno State moved into the rankings at No. 25.

In the coaches poll, Arizona State and Michigan State dropped out of the top 25 and were replaced by No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Texas Tech. Fresno State moved from 25th to No. 23.
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