November 13, 2011 – By Scott
LSU has been the No. 1 team in the Associated Press college football poll since September 25. This obviously did not change after they cruised past Western Michigan on Saturday night.
The one thing that did change however was that in the updated AP poll that was released Sunday afternoon, the Tigers captured all 60 first place votes, the first time this has occurred since Texas did it back in 2008. The rest of the top 5 did change though.
Oklahoma State remained at No. 2 for the second straight week after blowing out Texas Tech 66-6. Stanford’s loss to then-No. 6 Oregon dropped them to No. 8 after entering the weekend No. 3.
Boise State was poised to attempt another run as a BCS buster but once again like last season, a missed field goal doomed their fate on Saturday and they did not live up to College Football Betting Lines. The Broncos entered the weekend ranked No. 5 in the AP poll but missed a field goal as time expired and fell to TCU 36-35.
Alabama replaced the Cardinal at No. 3 after their win over Mississippi State. The Ducks win over Stanford put them back in the top 5 at No. 4 and Oklahoma enters the week at No. 5, moving up two spots after taking the weekend off.
A few teams drooped out of the top 25 after their losses over the past week’s slew of games. Cincinnati, Auburn, Texas and Georgia Tech all fell out. Newcomers to the poll this week include TCU at No. 19, Florida State at No. 23, Notre Dame at No. 24 and Baylor at No. 25. ALl of these teams made their way back into the top 25 after dropping earlier out earlier in the season.
Following is a complete list of the new Associated Press Top 25…
2. Oklahoma State
9. Virginia Tech
10. Boise State
12. Michigan State
14. South Carolina
16. Kansas State
21. Penn State
22. Southern Miss
23. Florida State
24. Notre Dame