College Football: Alabama moves up in poll
Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 2, 2011
ATLANTA — SEC rivals LSU and Alabama held the top two spots in The Associated Press college football poll after the Crimson Tide jumped past No. 3 Oklahoma and into second.
Alabama’s rise gives the SEC the top two teams in the country for the 10th time in the last four seasons.
The Tide beat Florida 38-10 on Saturday night in Gainesville, then received 12 first-place votes in the media rankings.
LSU remained No. 1 for a second straight week, receiving 40 first-place votes and 1,473 points. Alabama had 1,435.
Oklahoma, which started the season No. 1 before slipping last week, got seven first-place votes.
Wisconsin also moved up after a big victory, jumping three spots to No. 4 after a 48-17 win against Nebraska.