(AP) -Ohio State dropped four spots to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its first loss of the season, and Penn State moved into the rankings for the first time since 2011 after upsetting the Buckeyes.
Alabama is No. 1 again, receiving all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel on Sunday after dealing Texas A&M its first loss of the season. Michigan moved up to No. 2, Clemson is No. 3 and Washington No. 4. Still-unbeaten Western Michigan remains at No. 20.
Louisville moved up to No. 5 ahead of the Buckeyes, who blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 24-21 against Penn State on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions entered the rankings at No. 24.
Nebraska is No. 7 and Baylor is eighth. Texas A&M slipped three spots to No. 9.
The SEC has six ranked teams, followed by the Big Ten and ACC — who each have five.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
|1. Alabama (60)||8-0||1524||1|
|2. Michigan (1)||7-0||1446||3|
|6. Ohio St.||6-1||1143||2|
|9. Texas A&M||6-1||1007||6|
|10. West Virginia||6-0||997||12|
|12. Florida St.||5-2||725||13|
|13. Boise St.||7-0||716||14|
|20. W. Michigan||8-0||349||20|
|21. North Carolina||6-2||328||22|
|24. Penn St.||5-2||193||NR|
|25. Virginia Tech||5-2||110||NR|
Others receiving votes: Washington St. 84, Houston 67, Oklahoma St. 62, Arkansas 14, Troy 6, Southern Cal 5, San Diego St. 2, Pittsburgh 2, SMU 1.