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College Football Rankings: Alabama Holds Top Spot, Baylor Reaches No. 5 In AP Poll Ahead Of Week 10

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The Baylor Bears celebrate after defeating the Iowa State Cyclones on October 19, 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. | Getty

-- Baylor climbs to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll, the best ranking for the Bears in 60 years.

The top four teams in the rankings all put on impressive displays Saturday and hold their spots Sunday.

No. 1 Alabama received 55 first-place votes after beating Tennessee 45-10. No. 2 Oregon got three first-place votes following a 42-14 victory against UCLA. No. 3 Florida State pounded North Carolina State 49-17 and drew two first-place votes from the media panel. No. 4 Ohio State handed Penn State its worst loss in more than a century, 63-14.

Baylor beat Kansas 59-14 and moved up a spot after Missouri took its first loss. The only higher ranking for the Bears came in November 1953 when they were No. 3.
Vs.Opp.
RecordPtsPvT25Rec.ExtraPoints
1. Alabama (55)8-01,49512-029-26Allowed26ptsoverlast6
2. Oregon (3)8-01,43222-028-2628unansweredin2ndhalf
3. Florida St. (2)7-01,39032-032-14Beststartsince1999
4. Ohio St.8-01,31742-030-23Meyer20-0atOSU
5. Baylor7-01,22360-024-22Highestranksince11-2-53
6. Stanford7-11,18983-035-18WeekofftoprepforDucks
7. Miami7-01,14971-020-270-2vs.FSUasACCfoe
8. Auburn7-11,022111-132-2411-10-1vs.Razorbacks
9. Clemson7-11,00791-133-1816-5atCharlottesville
10. Missouri7-187352-133-19Blew17-04thQtrlead
11. LSU7-2818132-132-28Beckham6catches/204yds
12. Texas A&M6-2811140-240-152-0vsUTEP
13. Oklahoma7-1791172-031-22GaveRedRaiders1stloss
14. South Carolina6-2701201-129-23FirstmeetingwithMVSU
15. Texas Tech7-1579101-126-2721-16-3vs.TexasTech
16. Fresno St.7-0510150-021-2514-8homevs.Nevada
17. UCLA5-2489121-227-216-2vs.Buffaloes
18. Oklahoma St.6-1483190-019-274-12-3Lubbock
19. UCF6-1464211-120-25Bortles4TDpass/1TDrun
20. Louisville7-1417180-025-26No.2scoringdef.inNCAA
21. N. Illinois8-0290230-022-35Beststartasamajor
22. Wisconsin5-2262221-123-244-6last10vs.Hawkeyes
23. Michigan6-1199241-023-241-4last5vs.Spartans
24. Michigan St.7-1166NR0-127-2612-19homevsWolverines
25. Arizona St.5-2133NR2-133-148-2last10vs.Cougars

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 132, Georgia 24, BYU 22, Texas 22, Mississippi 21, Virginia Tech 20, Oregon St. 17, Florida 14, Washington 6, Ball St. 4, Minnesota 4, Arizona 2, Duke 2.

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