AP Top 25: LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

Big news for Iowa and Iowa State fans, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State have made AP's top 25 in their preseason poll. (MGN Image)
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The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.

Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received 6 first-place votes and Georgia stayed at No. 3. LSU jumped two spots after winning 45-38 at Texas on Saturday to make it three straight SEC teams after Clemson. The last conference to hold three of the top four spots in the poll was the SEC on Nov. 2, 2014, when Mississippi State was No. 1, Auburn was third and Alabama fourth.

Michigan dropped three spots to No. 12 after dodging an upset, beating Army 24-21 in double-overtime.

Southern California, which was unranked in the preseason for the first time since 2001, moved in at No. 24 after beating Stanford 45-20.