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By Harry Allison

Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues.

Even No. 1 Alabama.

The defending national champion Crimson Tide remained an overwhelming No. 1 after holding on to beat Florida 31-29, Alabama’s closest margin of victory during its current 17-game winning streak. The Tide received 59 of 62 first-place votes.

COACHES POLL

RankTeamRecordPTS1stPrevChgHi/Lo
1Alabama3-016166411/1
2Georgia3-01558122/5
3Oklahoma3-01429033/4
4Oregon3-01427044/12
5Texas A&M3-01283055/6
6Iowa3-012630716/18
7Clemson2-1116606-12/7
8Penn State3-0113001248/20
9Cincinnati3-0112508-18/10
10Notre Dame3-010480107/10
11Florida2-1100009-29/11
12Ohio State2-1989011-13/12
13Mississippi3-0759016313/25
14Iowa State2-17000148/14
15Wisconsin1-1589017215/17
16Brigham Young3-0504023716/NR
17Coastal Carolina3-0500018117/24
18Arkansas3-0474024618/NR
19Michigan3-0423025619/NR
20North Carolina2-1411019-19/22
21Michigan State3-03440NR821/NR
22Oklahoma State3-030002222/23
23Auburn2-1171020-320/NR
24UCLA2-1170013-1113/NR
25Fresno State3-1850NR1625/NR

AP Top 25
First-place votes in parentheses.

SCHOOLRECORD
1. Alabama (59)3-0
2. Georgia (3)3-0
3. Oregon3-0
4. Oklahoma3-0
5. Iowa3-0
6. Penn State3-0
7. Texas A&M3-0
8. Cincinnati3-0
9. Clemson2-1
10. Ohio State2-1
11. Florida2-1
12. Notre Dame3-0
13. Ole Miss3-0
14. Iowa State2-1
15. BYU3-0
16. Arkansas3-0
17. Coastal Carolina3-0
18. Wisconsin1-1
19. Michigan3-0
20. Michigan State3-0
21. North Carolina2-1
22. Fresno State3-1
23. Auburn2-1
24. UCLA2-1
25. Kansas State3-0