Buckeyes, Bayou Bengals Top A.P. Poll

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NEW YORK (AP) - There are major changes in the newest Associated Press college football poll, and they benefit Ohio State and LSU.
The Buckeyes have climbed from third to first following
yesterday's losses by Missouri and West Virginia. Ohio State
received 50 of 65 first-place votes, while second-ranked LSU
grabbed 11. The Tigers had been fifth in the poll before
yesterday's win over Tennessee in the SEC championship game.
Oklahoma is third, ahead of Georgia and Virginia Tech.
Sixth-ranked Southern Cal is followed by Missouri, Kansas, Florida
and Hawaii. Missouri lost the Big 12 title game to Oklahoma
yesterday, ending the Tigers' BCS title hopes.
The Mountaineers dropped from second to 11th, putting them just
ahead of Arizona State, Illinois, Boston College and Clemson.
Tennessee is 16th, followed by Texas, Wisconsin, BYU and
Cincinnati.
Virginia, Auburn, South Florida, Boise State and Arkansas round
out the top 25.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll,
with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1,
total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one
point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Ohio St. (50) 11-1 1,578 3
2. LSU (11) 11-2 1,519 5
3. Oklahoma (1) 11-2 1,423 9
4. Georgia (1) 10-2 1,421 4
5. Virginia Tech (1) 11-2 1,380 6
6. Southern Cal 10-2 1,346 8
7. Missouri 11-2 1,195 1
8. Kansas 11-1 1,164 7
9. Florida 9-3 1,071 10
10. Hawaii (1) 12-0 1,050 11
11. West Virginia 10-2 1,040 2
12. Arizona St. 10-2 939 13
13. Illinois 9-3 797 15
14. Boston College 10-3 668 12
15. Clemson 9-3 614 16
16. Tennessee 9-4 554 14
17. Texas 9-3 517 17
18. Wisconsin 9-3 447 19
19. BYU 10-2 439 21
20. Cincinnati 9-3 394 20
21. Virginia 9-3 344 22
22. Auburn 8-4 264 23
23. South Florida 9-3 246 25
24. Boise St. 10-2 221 24
25. Arkansas 8-4 173 -
Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 137, UCF 35, Connecticut 31,
Oregon 30, Oregon St. 30, Michigan 26, Air Force 17, Kentucky 13,
Penn St. 1, Wake Forest 1.