AP Top 25 poll: Alabama sneaks past Florida St. for top spot

BY foxsports • November 23, 2014

Alabama is No. 1 in the AP college football poll for the first time this season, replacing undefeated Florida State in a vote that was about as close as it could get.

The Crimson Tide (11-1) received 25 of a possible 59 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,426 points. The Seminoles (12-0) have 29 first-place votes and 1,423 points.

The last time the No. 2 team had more first-place votes than the No. 1 team this late in the season was Nov. 25, 1968, when No. 1 Ohio State had 21 1/2 first-places votes to Southern California's 24 1/2.

Alabama is No. 1 for the 72nd time overall and first since it lost last year's Iron Bowl. The Tide beat Auburn 55-44 on Saturday.

It is also the seventh straight season the Crimson Tide has been No. 1 at some point, the longest such streak since Miami from 1986-92.

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Associated Press Top 25 poll (through Nov. 29 games) 

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Alabama 11-1 (25), 1,426  Last week: 2

2. Florida State 12-0 (29), 1,423  Last week: 1

3. Oregon 11-1 (5), 1,391  Last week: 3

4. TCU 10-1, 1,274  Last week: 6

5. Baylor 10-1, 1,243  Last week: 5

6. Ohio State 11-1, 1,192  Last week: 7

7. Michigan State 10-2, 1,048  Last week: 10

8. Arizona 10-2, 1,027  Last week: 12

9. Kansas State 9-2, 995  Last week: 11

10. Mississippi State 10-2, 944  Last week: 4

11. Wisconsin 10-2, 910  Last week: 14

12. Georgia Tech 10-2, 823  Last week: 16

13. Mississippi 9-3, 753  Last week: 18

14. Missouri 10-2, 740  Last week: 17

15. Georgia 9-3, 606  Last week: 8

16. UCLA 9-3, 512  Last week: 9

17. Arizona State 9-3, 495  Last week: 13

18. Oklahoma 8-3, 485  Last week: 20

19. Clemson 9-3, 418  Last week: 23

20. Auburn 8-4, 358  Last week: 15

21. Louisville 9-3, 346  Last week: 24

22. Boise State 10-2, 265  Last week: 25

23. LSU 8-4, 145  Last week: NR

24. Utah 8-4, 79  Last week: NR

25. Nebraska 9-3, 64  Last week: NR

 

Others receiving votes:

University of Southern California 61, Minnesota 47, Duke 22, Marshall 22, Memphis 21, Colorado St. 18, Air Force 7, Stanford 4, West Virginia 4, N. Illinois 3, UCF 3, Cincinnati 1.

Dropped out:

No. 19 Marshal, No. 21 Colorado State, No. 22 Minnesota


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