Buckeyes Still Number One

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Ohio State has strengthened its grip on number
one in The Associated Press Top 25. The Buckeyes picked up 57
first-place votes following a 24-17 victory over Michigan State
that boosted them to 8-and-0 on the year. That's seven more
number-one mentions than last week when Ohio State took over the
top spot from LSU. The Tigers leapfrog from fifth to third this
week, with five first-place votes.
Idle Boston College received two first-place votes in moving up
a notch to second.
Oklahoma is fourth, followed by Oregon, West Virginia and
Arizona State, which picked up one first-place mention. Virginia
Tech is eighth with Florida and Southern California tied for ninth.
Then it's South Florida, which tumbled from second to 11th after
suffering its first loss, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and South
Carolina.
Hawaii checks in at 16, followed by Texas, California, Michigan
and Georgia.
The last five is made up of Virginia, Alabama, Auburn, Penn
State and Rutgers.

Here are the Top 25 teams in The Associated
Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses,
records through October 20th, 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. (57) 8-0 1,612 1
2. Boston College (2) 7-0 1,494 3
3. LSU (5) 7-1 1,479 5
4. Oklahoma 7-1 1,421 4
5. Oregon 6-1 1,355 7
6. West Virginia 6-1 1,228 9
7. Arizona St. (1) 7-0 1,156 12
8. Virginia Tech 6-1 1,111 11
9. Florida 5-2 1,107 14
9. Southern Cal 6-1 1,107 13
11. South Florida 6-1 980 2
12. Kansas 7-0 960 15
13. Missouri 6-1 925 15
14. Kentucky 6-2 719 8
15. South Carolina 6-2 649 6
16. Hawaii 7-0 573 17
17. Texas 6-2 497 19
18. California 5-2 444 10
19. Michigan 6-2 401 24
20. Georgia 5-2 394 21
21. Virginia 7-1 315 -
22. Alabama 6-2 263 -
23. Auburn 5-3 248 18
24. Penn St. 6-2 209 -
25. Rutgers 5-2 174 -
Others receiving votes: UCLA 77, Boise St. 72, Wake Forest 50,
Connecticut 26, Clemson 21, Wisconsin 17, Air Force 11, BYU 6,
Texas Tech 6, Troy 4, Fresno St. 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Tennessee 3,
Kansas St. 2, Cincinnati 1, Purdue 1, Texas A&M 1.


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