AP Top 25: Ducks remain No. 2, Beavers 13th

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) carries the ball before he is run down by Southern California cornerback Nickell Robey (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)

NEW YORK (AP) — After being tested for the first time this season Alabama and Oregon have held their spots at the top of The Associated Press college football poll.

A thrilling Saturday produced some great finishes but no upsets and few changes among the highest ranked teams.

Alabama, which scored late to beat LSU 21-17, is No. 1 for the 10th straight week. Oregon beat Southern California 62-51 and is No. 2 for the seventh consecutive week.

Kansas State remains at No. 3 after beating Oklahoma State 44-30, and Notre Dame stays at No. 4 after rallying to beat Pittsburgh 29-26 in triple overtime.

Ohio State and Georgia are tied for fifth.

No. 19 Texas and No. 24 Rutgers moved back into the rankings, and No. 23 Toledo is ranked for the first time since 2001.


The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

 Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (60) 9-0 1,500 1
2. Oregon 9-0 1,421 2
3. Kansas St. 9-0 1,395 3
4. Notre Dame 9-0 1,318 4
5. Georgia 8-1 1,198 7
5. Ohio St. 10-0 1,198 6
7. Florida 8-1 1,112 8
8. Florida St. 8-1 1,057 9
9. LSU 7-2 1,029 5
10. Clemson 8-1 931 10
11. Louisville 9-0 862 12
12. South Carolina 7-2 836 11
13. Oregon St. 7-1 796 13
14. Oklahoma 6-2 765 14
15. Texas A&M 7-2 700 16
16. Stanford 7-2 655 15
17. UCLA 7-2 446 25
18. Nebraska 7-2 441 21
19. Louisiana Tech 8-1 355 22
19. Texas 7-2 355 NR
21. Southern Cal 6-3 237 18
22. Mississippi St. 7-2 187 17
23. Toledo 8-1 146 NR
24. Rutgers 7-1 99 NR
25. Texas Tech 6-3 97 20

Others receiving votes: N. Illinois 64, Kent St. 61, Michigan 53, TCU 38, Northwestern 32, Oklahoma St. 27, Ohio 22, UCF 15, Boise St. 11, Washington 9, Penn St. 8, San Diego St. 7, Tulsa 6, Arizona 5, Utah St. 4, Fresno St. 2.