Sunday, September 23, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oregon has slipped past LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 behind Alabama after the Ducks rolled to a victory and the Tigers struggled to remain unbeaten.
Oregon routed Arizona 49-0 on Saturday night in Eugene. No. 3 LSU hung on to win at Auburn 12-10.
Florida State remained No. 4 after its 49-37 victory against Clemson, and Georgia held steady at No. 5. No. 6 South Carolina gives the Southeastern Conference four of the top six teams in the nation.
With the loss in Tallahassee, the Tigers fall seven spots to 17th.
Alabama got 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel, with LSU receiving the other.
Kansas State moved up eight spots to No. 7 after beating Oklahoma 24-19, the Wildcats' best ranking since September 2006.
The Sooners dropped from sixth to 16th.
After their overtime loss to Miami, Georgia Tech received no votes in this week's poll for the first time this season.
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