Football polls: Alabama sits at No. 1 in first Harris poll of season
by Associated Press
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Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) greets fans as he leaves the field through the tunnel at Commonwealth Stadium. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) greets fans as he leaves the field through the tunnel at Commonwealth Stadium. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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Alabama is No.1 in the first Harris poll of the season.

The Harris poll counts for one-third of the formula the BCS uses to determine who will play in the season-ending championship game. The USA Today coaches poll counts for one-third, and Alabama is No. 1 in that ranking as well. The remaining one-third is a combination of six computer rankings, which will be released next week when the BCS issues its first standings of the year.

In addition, Alabama is first in the Associated Press poll for the ninth straight week. The school record is 10, set last season. The AP poll does not count toward the BCS formula, but it awards a national championship, as it has since 1936. Auburn is No. 24 in the AP poll, although the Tigers are not in the Harris or USA Today polls.

The Southeastern Conference has set a record for most schools in the AP college football poll with eight ranked teams.

Harris Top 25 poll

The Top 25 teams in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (93) 6-0 2,589 —
2. Oregon (10) 6-0 2,501 —

3. Clemson (1) 6-0 2,355 —

4. Ohio State 6-0 2,280 —

5. Florida State 5-0 2,198 —

6. Louisville 6-0 1,922 —

7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,919 —

8. LSU 6-1 1,914 —

9. UCLA 5-0 1,719 —

10. Miami (FL) 5-0 1,570 —

11. South Carolina 5-1 1,511 —

12. Stanford 5-1 1,482 —

13. Baylor 5-0 1,451 —

14. Missouri 6-0 1,140 —

15. Texas Tech 6-0 1,070 —

16. Georgia 4-2 1,014 —

17. Oklahoma 5-1 840 —

18. Fresno State 5-0 671 —

19. Oklahoma State 4-1 630 —

20. Virginia Tech 6-1 584 —

21. Florida 4-2 399 —

22. Northern Illinois 6-0 376 —

23. Nebraska 5-1 326 —

24. Michigan 5-1 323 —

25. Washington 4-2 303 —

Other teams receiving votes: Wisconsin 172; Auburn 170; Michigan State 115; Oregon State 57; Notre Dame 54; Northwestern 34; Arizona State 27; Texas 25; Central Florida 18; Utah 16; Houston 13; Ball State 9; Maryland 3.

The Associated Press Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, 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 (55) 6-0 1,495 1


2. Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2

3. Clemson 6-0 1,352 3

4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,330 4

5. Florida St. 5-0 1,242 6

6. LSU 6-1 1,137 10

7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9

8. Louisville 6-0 1,077 8

9. UCLA 5-0 1,017 11

10. Miami 5-0 912 13

11. South Carolina 5-1 896 14

12. Baylor 5-0 849 15

13. Stanford 5-1 824 5

14. Missouri 6-0 749 25

15. Georgia 4-2 615 7

16. Texas Tech 6-0 590 20

17. Fresno St. 5-0 383 21

18. Oklahoma 5-1 380 12

19. Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24

20. Washington 4-2 309 16

21. Oklahoma St. 4-1 264 22

22. Florida 4-2 249 17

23. N. Illinois 6-0 185 23

24. Auburn 5-1 156 NR

25. Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR

Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan St. 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon St. 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Arizona St. 7, Northwestern 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (58) 6-0 1,545 1

2. Oregon (3) 6-0 1,485 2

3. Ohio State 6-0 1,406 3

4. Clemson (1) 6-0 1,365 4

5. Florida State 5-0 1,293 6

6. Louisville 6-0 1,166 8

7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,156 9

8. LSU 6-1 1,098 11

9. South Carolina 5-1 1,024 12

10. UCLA 5-0 999 13

11. Miami (Fla.) 5-0 905 14

12. Baylor 5-0 890 15

13. Stanford 5-1 857 5

14. Missouri 6-0 617 NR

15. Texas Tech 6-0 587 21

16. Georgia 4-2 546 7

17. Oklahoma State 4-1 493 20

18. Oklahoma 5-1 482 10

19. Fresno State 5-0 419 22

20. Virginia Tech 6-1 297 25

21. Nebraska 5-1 278 24

22. Florida 4-2 240 17

23. Northern Illinois 6-0 224 23

24. Michigan 5-1 178 16

25. Washington 4-2 137 19

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 124; Michigan State 83; Auburn 67; Notre Dame 60; Oregon State 23; Texas 23; Central Florida 22; Northwestern 19; Utah 18; Arizona State 13; Houston 6; Boise State 3; Mississippi 2.

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