NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press football poll. The Crimson Tide replaces Southern California, which dropped to No. 2. Alabama swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win over Michigan Saturday night. USC beat Hawaii 49-10.
The Tide receives 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC draws 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four. The fourth ranked team is Oregon with Oklahoma fifth.
It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under Coach Nick Saban.
This is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. It's happened at least once every year since 2007.