Alabama, Clemson remain 1-2 in Top 25 poll

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban cheers on his team as they run out for warm ups prior to the game against the Louisville Cardinals.Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson followed by No. 3 Georgia. Ohio State took over the No. 4 spot from Washington.

Alabama and Clemson remained the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in both Associated Press and USA Today coaches college football polls released Tuesday.

Alabama received six more first-place votes than it did a week ago in the AP poll while Clemson lost six of its first-place votes.

The top three remained the same in the AP poll, with No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson followed by No. 3 Georgia. Ohio State took over the No. 4 spot from Washington, which dropped from No. 4 to No. 9 in the AP poll after its 21-16 loss to Auburn, which moved up two spots to No. 7.

LSU made the biggest jump, going from No. 25 last week to No. 11 this week after its 33-17 victory over Miami, which fell from No. 8 to No. 22.

Virginia Tech rose from No. 20 to No. 12 after its 24-3 victory over Florida State, while Michigan fell seven spots to No. 21 after its loss to Notre Dame.

Florida State, which was No. 19, and Texas (No. 23) slipped out of the top 25 entirely, while No. 24 South Carolina and No. 25 Florida moved in.

The AP and coaches rankings have no impact on which four teams will play in the College Football Playoff. Those teams are selected by the CFP selection committee, and that panel will release its rankings for the first time on Oct. 30.

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