Alabama still No. 1 in the BCS rankings

The Alabama Crimson Tide remained No. 1 in college football, keeping the top position in the latest Associated Press poll.

Pay per head services know that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in last year’s BCS National Championship game, fell out of the poll after a 35-21 home loss to the Oklahoma Sooners.

Alabama improved to 4-0 in the season with a 25-0 victory over then-No. 21 Ole Miss last night. The Crimson Tide received 55 first-place votes, one fewer than last week, and a total of 1,495 points from a nationwide media panel.

The Oregon Ducks, after a 55-16 rout of the California Golden Bears, again picked up an extra No. 1 vote for a total of five and held on to the second spot. Bookmaking Software readers know that Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford follow Oregon.

The Georgia Bulldogs moved up three spots to sixth after a 44-41 home win over the LSU Tigers, who dropped four spots to 10th. Louisville, Florida State and Texas A&M are sandwiched between the Bulldogs and Tigers.

The other 10 teams include Oklahoma, UCLA, South Carolina, Miami, Washington, Northwestern, Baylor, Florida, Michigan and Texas Tech. Oklahoma moved up three spots after the 35-21 win in South Bend.

Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Fresno State, Ole Miss and Maryland are the last five teams ranked. Oklahoma State fell 10 spots from 11th after a 30-21 loss at West Virginia.

Arizona State and Maryland enter the rankings this week, replacing Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Badgers lost 31-24 at Ohio State. Arizona State improved to 3-1 after a 42-28 loss at Stanford last week with a 62-41 home win over USC last night, a victory that cost former Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin his job, while Maryland had a bye week and stayed at 4-0 after a 37-0 rout of West Virginia last Saturday.