| NEWS Football Writers Association, Coaches, and AP Polls all move Bama to #1 following Week Five's action.


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Rarely does the No. 1 position in the Amway Coaches Poll change hands when the top-ranked team doesn’t lose. But today is one of those instances.

Alabama overtook Clemson for the top spot this week. The Crimson Tide posted a dominant win at home against Mississippi, while the Tigers needed a late stop on a two-point conversion attempt to avoid a colossal upset at North Carolina.

Alabama was voted first by 29 of the 64 coaches on the panel submitting this week, actually one fewer than Clemson. But while the Tigers retained 30 firsts, they were demoted by enough voters to fall behind the Crimson Tide by 36 poll points. Clemson remained in the top five on most ballots but was placed sixth by one voter, seventh by another and ninth by a third.

Georgia, which had the weekend off, stayed put at No. 3 retaining a single first-place vote. Oklahoma, a big winner against Texas Tech in its Big 12 opener, held at No. 4. Ohio State climbed back up to No. 5 after winning in a romp at Nebraska in prime time. The Buckeyes picked up four firsts in the process and edged back ahead of idle LSU.

TOP 25: The complete Amway Coaches Poll ranking

Auburn, a big winner at Home against Mississippi State, stayed at No. 7 and has another major challenge ahead at No. 8 Florida next week. Wisconsin and Notre Dame round out the top 10, and the next five teams also remained unchanged.

Memphis makes its Top 25 debut this week, giving the American Athletic Conference a second ranked squad joining No. 19 Central Florida. The Tigers are tied for 23rd with Michigan State, which rejoins the poll after staving off Indiana. Oklahoma State moves in at No. 25 following a home victory against Kansas State.

California was the highest rated team to fall out of the Top 25, tumbling from the No. 16 position after taking its first loss of the season against Arizona State. Kansas State and Southern California were the other dropouts.

5Ohio State5-013624615/6
6Louisiana State4-0134905-15/6
10Notre Dame3-19870107/10
11Penn State4-097801111/14
15Boise State4-062101515/NR
19Central Florida4-1308023416/23
20Wake Forest5-0279024424/NR
21Texas A&M3-225102111/21
23Michigan State4-11670NR519/NR
25Oklahoma State4-11580NR526/NR
OUT: No. 16 California; No. 22 Kansas State; No. 25 Southern California.

Others receiving votes: California 125; Southern Methodist 118; Arizona State 96; Army 47; Minnesota 34; Baylor 34; Appalachian State 28; Colorado 18; Duke 17; Tulane 16; Utah State 15; Kansas State 13; Hawaii 10; Southern California 9; Texas Christian 6; Washington State 3; Mississippi State 3; Air Force 3; Wyoming 2.

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2019/20 AP TOP 25 POLL
WEEK 6Released September 29
1Alabama (5-0)2SEC1,478
2Clemson (5-0)1ACC1,426
3Georgia (4-0)3SEC1,375
4Ohio State (5-0)5Big Ten1,324
5LSU (4-0)4SEC1,322
6Oklahoma (4-0)6Big 121,264
7Auburn (5-0)7SEC1,186
8Wisconsin (4-0)8Big Ten1,046
9Notre Dame (3-1)10IA Independents996
10Florida (5-0)9SEC986
11Texas (3-1)11Big 12919
12Penn State (4-0)12Big Ten878
13Oregon (3-1)13Pac-12817
14Iowa (4-0)14Big Ten731
15Washington (4-1)17Pac-12603
16Boise State (4-0)16Mountain West559
17Utah (4-1)19Pac-12534
18UCF (4-1)22American Athletic352
19Michigan (3-1)20Big Ten350
20Arizona State (4-1)Pac-12249
21Oklahoma State (4-1)Big 12215
22Wake Forest (5-0)ACC190
23Virginia (4-1)18ACC186
24Southern Methodist (5-0)American Athletic151
25Texas A&M (3-2)23SEC147
Others receiving votes:

Michigan State 147, California 141, Memphis 71, Appalachian State 50, Army 44, Missouri 26, Baylor 19, Colorado 19, Minnesota 15, USC 7, Tulane 1, Kansas State 1


el jefe
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What week was it in 09 Bama jumped Florida? You remember? (Or was that '08 I'm thinking about...)

that was '08. we were #2 in '09 before we played them in atlanta. then we went to #1 before playing texas in pasadena.

but i'd much rather be #2...because the #1 ranked team has never won the cfp championship.

not that i'm superstitious.... ;)


Bama Fan since 1965 and counting....
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that was '08. we were #2 in '09 before we played them in atlanta. then we went to #1 before playing texas in pasadena.

but i'd much rather be #2...because the #1 ranked team has never won the cfp championship.

not that i'm superstitious.... ;)
'14,'16,'18 Bama was No#1 going into the Playoff.
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