First six teams stay same, Texas A&M falls to 10th in AP poll

NEW YORK -- Texas A&M tumbled three spots to No. 10 while the top six teams remained intact in The Associated Press college football poll released Sunday.

Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, Louisville and Ohio State remained in front in the Top 25 rankings.

The Crimson Tide received 60 of a possible 61 first-place votes in the poll released Sunday. The other first-place vote went to No. 2 Michigan, a 59-3 winner over Maryland on Saturday.

Wisconsin moved up from eighth to seventh. No. 8 Auburn rose three spots after edging Vanderbilt 23-16. No. 9 Oklahoma moved up three slots after a 34-24 triumph at Iowa State. The Big 12 had been left out of the top 10 last week.

No new teams entered the poll this week.

Texas A&M had been ranked fourth in the first College Football Playoff rankings released last week. The Aggies dropped from No. 7 in the AP poll after losing to Mississippi State 35-28.

Nebraska fell from No. 9 to No. 21 in this week's poll after falling 62-3 to Ohio State.

No. 12 Penn State soared eight spots after its 41-14 rout of Iowa.

No. 14 Western Michigan moved up three spots after a 52-20 win at Ball State. That's the highest ranking for any Mid-American Conference team since Ball State was 12th on Nov. 30, 2008.

No. 16 Colorado moved up five spots after its 20-10 triumph over UCLA. This marks the Buffaloes' highest ranking since December 2002.

No. 17 Oklahoma State rose five spots after winning 43-37 at Kansas State. No. 18 Virginia Tech moved up five spots after winning 24-21 at Duke.

LSU fell from 15th to 19th following its 10-0 loss to Alabama.

No. 20 Florida State moved down a spot despite winning 24-20 at North Carolina State.

No. 22 Florida and No. 25 Baylor both slid 12 spots. The Gators fell 31-10 at Arkansas, while Baylor lost 62-22 against TCU.