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Huskies move into Top 10 after Apple Cup win; Cougs drop to 12th

Ohio State moved up to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after trouncing rival Michigan.

The Buckeyes jumped four spots and the Wolverines fell four to No. 8 on Sunday, but overall the rankings were relatively stable after the last weekend of the regular season. Going into next week, when each FBS conference will play a championship game, Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are the top three for the sixth straight poll.

Georgia moved up a spot to No. 4 and Oklahoma is fifth. Unbeaten UCF also moved up a spot to No. 7. No. 9 Texas and Washington round out the top 10.

Washington State and LSU both dropped out of the top 10 and are tied for No. 12.

POLL POINTS

Alabama has been ranked No. 1 for 14 straight weeks. The Crimson Tide are the first team to have three seasons of 14 straights weeks at No. 1, starting from the preseason. The Tide also accomplished the feat in 2016, when it went 15 polls at No. 1 before losing the College Football Playoff championship game to Clemson, and in 2012, when it lost to Auburn on the Kick Six during the final weekend of the regular season.

Southern California is the only other school to go 14 straight weeks in a season at No. 1, doing it in 2004 and 2005. The Trojans won the national championship, becoming just the second wire-to-wire AP No. 1, and lost the BCS championship game to Texas to end the 2005 season.

IN

No. 22 Texas A&M moved back into the ranking after beating LSU 74-72 in a game that tied the FBS record with seven overtimes and broke the record for total points.

No. 25 Fresno State also moved back into the rankings.

OUT

Utah State (10-2) dropped out after losing to Boise State in a game that decided a spot in the Mountain West championship game against Fresno State. The Aggies had reached No. 14.

Pittsburgh is out after losing to Miami. The Panthers had already clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference and will face No. 2 Clemson unranked and with a 7-5 record.

CONFERENCE CALL

SEC — 7 teams (1, 4, 11, 12t, 16, 20, 22).

Big Ten — 4 (6, 8, 14, 21).

Big 12 — 4 (5, 9, 15, 24).

Pac-12 — 3 (10, 12t, 17).

ACC — 2 (2, 18).

Independent — 2 (3, 23).

Mountain West — 2 (19, 25).

American — 1 (7).

RANKED vs. RANKED

Conference championship weekend.

No. 4 Georgia vs. No. 1 Alabama, SEC championship Saturday in Atlanta. Winner goes to the playoff. Maybe the loser, too.

No. 9 Texas vs. No. 5 Oklahoma, Big 12 championship Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Playoff and Sugar Bowl ramifications.

No. 17 Utah vs. No. 10 Washington, Pac-12 championship Friday in Santa Clara, California. Winner goes to the Rose Bowl.

No. 21 Northwestern vs. No. 6 Ohio State, Big Ten championship Saturday in Indianapolis. Playoff and Rose Bowl ramifications.

No. 25 Fresno State at No. 19 Boise State, Mountain West championship Saturday. Winner could end up in New Year’s Six bowl.

FULL POLL

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 24 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 (61) 12-0 1525 1

2. Clemson 12-0 1458 2

3. Notre Dame 12-0 1409 3

4. Georgia 11-1 1336 5

5. Oklahoma 11-1 1266 6

6. Ohio St. 11-1 1229 10

7. UCF 11-0 1146 8

8. Michigan 10-2 1058 4

9. Texas 9-3 959 11

10. Washington 9-3 897 16

11. Florida 9-3 876 13

12. Washington St. 10-2 818 7

12. LSU 9-3 818 8

14. Penn St. 9-3 751 15

15. West Virginia 8-3 672 12

16. Kentucky 9-3 602 17

17. Utah 9-3 536 18

18. Syracuse 9-3 475 19

19. Boise St. 10-2 409 21

20. Mississippi St. 8-4 324 22

21. Northwestern 8-4 322 20

22. Texas A&M 8-4 283 NR

23. Army 9-2 169 23

24. Iowa St. 7-4 116 25

25. Fresno St. 10-2 102 NR

Others receiving votes: Utah St. 92, Missouri 88, NC State 39, Cincinnati 33, Stanford 10, Iowa 4, Appalachian St. 1, Buffalo 1, Oregon 1.

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