Oklahoma moves to 3rd in AP poll

Less than 24 hours after wowing a national audience, Louisiana State apparently impressed the voters as well.

LSU remained second in the latest Associated Press poll released Sunday afternoon.

However, the Tigers (2-0) received 25 first-place votes - 20 more than last week - thanks to their 48-7 rout of then-No. 9 Virginia Tech in Saturday night's nationally televised contest.

Idle Southern California (1-0) maintained its spot atop the poll, garnering 1,594 points and the remaining 40 first-place votes from a panel of writers and sportscasters.

Oklahoma (2-0) climbed two spots to third following a 51-13 thrashing of Miami. West Virginia (2-0) and Florida (2-0) each fell one spot to fourth and fifth, respectively.

Texas (2-0) moved up one spot to sixth courtesy of a 34-13 triumph over then-No. 19 Texas Christian. Wisconsin (2-0) dropped two spots to seventh, followed by California (2-0), Louisville (2-0) and Ohio State (2-0).

UCLA (2-0) and Penn State (2-0) both jumped two spots to 11th and 12th, respectively. Rutgers (2-0) also moved up two spots to 13th, as did 14th-ranked Nebraska (2-0).

Georgia Tech (2-0) is ranked 15th, followed by Arkansas (2-0) and South Carolina (2-0). The Gamecocks are new to the poll this week following their 16-12 upset of then-No. 11 Georgia.

Virginia Tech (1-1) dropped nine spots to 18th after losing to LSU, while Oregon (2-0) and Clemson (2-0) round out the top 20. The Ducks also are making their first appearance in the poll after clobbering Michigan, 39-7, in Ann Arbor.

No. 21 Boston College (2-0) also is new to the rankings while Tennessee (1-1), Georgia (1-1), Hawaii (2-0) and Texas A&M (2-0) complete the poll.

Auburn, TCU and Boise State all dropped from the rankings after losing on Saturday.


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