NEW YORK — The Southeastern Conference is the second league to have the top three teams in The Associated Press college football poll.
No. 1 LSU held the top spot for the ninth straight week in the rankings released Sunday. After a weekend when three other top-five teams lost, Alabama moved up a spot to No. 2 and Arkansas jumped three places to No. 3.
The only other time in the 75-year history of The Associated Press rankings that the top three teams all came from the same conference was the final regular-season poll of 1971, when Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado from the Big Eight were 1-2-3.
Oklahoma State dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 after its first loss. Oregon slipped five spots, from fourth to ninth.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.