Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 in both major college football polls released Sunday and Kansas State and Notre Dame both moved up a notch. But Florida, Oregon State, USC and Rutgers all took a tumble after losing games on Saturday. The Crimson Tide earned all 60 first-place votes in the Associated Press media poll and all 59 first-place votes in the USA Today coaches poll. Oregon remained No. 2 in both polls, while Kansas State (which beat Texas Tech) and Notre Dame (which knocked off Oklahoma) moved up to No. 3 and 4, respectively, after beating teams that were ranked. Ohio State moved up to No. 6 in the AP poll, but is ineligible to be ranked in the coaches poll. Florida slipped from No. 3 to No. 8 in both polls after its loss to Georgia, and USC, which was 10th and eighth in the two polls last week, dropped to No. 18 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the USA Today rankings. Oregon State fell from No. 7 in the AP poll and No. 9 in the coaches poll, to No. 13 in both polls after losing to unranked Washington. Rutgers was ranked 15th in last week's AP poll, but dropped completely out of the top 25 with its loss to Kent State. The Scarlet Knights remained No. 25 in the coaches poll.
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