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AP Top 25 Rankings: Buckeyes Fall Four Spots Despite Win

The Ohio State Buckeyes fell four spots in the new AP Top 25 rankings from No. 12 to No. 16 despite defeating the California Golden Bears Saturday.

Ohio State won by only one score and were subsequently jumped in the rankings by Saturday's big winners, most notably Stanford and Notre Dame.

Alabama still holds the top spot after crushing the Arkansas Razorbacks, 52-0, Saturday. They received 58 of 60 first-place votes with the other two votes going to the LSU Tigers.

USC fell from No. 2 to No. 13 after losing to Stanford. Stanford represents the biggest rankings mover, jumping 12 spots from No. 21 to No. 9.

The complete AP Top 25 college football rankings are as follows.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PV RANK
1 Alabama (58) 3-0 1,498 1
2 LSU (2) 3-0 1,433 3
3 Oregon 3-0 1,356 4
4 Florida State 3-0 1,275 5
5 Georgia 3-0 1,203 7
6 Oklahoma 2-0 1,181 5
7 South Carolina 3-0 1,081 8
8 West Virginia 2-0 1,051 9
9 Stanford 3-0 1,009 21
10 Clemson 3-0 899 11
11 Notre Dame 3-0 854 20
12 Texas 3-0 816 14
13 USC 2-1 776 2
14 Florida 3-0 743 18
15 Kansas State 3-0 683 15
16 Ohio State 3-0 680 12
17 TCU 2-0 535 16
18 Michigan 2-1 448 17
19 UCLA 3-0 429 22
20 Louisville 3-0 366 19
21 Michigan State 2-1 318 10
22 Arizona 3-0 296 24
23 Mississippi State 3-0 106 -
24 Boise State 1-1 95 -
25 Nebraska 2-1 80 -

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