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Published: Monday, 9/24/2012

Oregon jumps LSU, lands at No. 2 in poll

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Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) stiff-arms Florida Atlantic defensive back D'Joun Smith (21) and runs for a first down during the first half of a NCAA college football game on Saturday. Alabama running back Eddie Lacy (42) stiff-arms Florida Atlantic defensive back D'Joun Smith (21) and runs for a first down during the first half of a NCAA college football game on Saturday.
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NEW YORK — 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.

Despite struggling to a 29-15 win over Alabama-Birmingham, Ohio State rose two spots in the poll — from No. 16 to No. 14.

Michigan, which struggled on offense in a 13-6 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night, dropped out of the poll after seeing its record drop to 2-2.

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.



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