Notre Dame has dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll after losing its second game of the season, and Arizona State moved in after the Sun Devils' win prompted Southern California to fire coach Lane Kiffin.
Alabama remained No. 1 as the top five held their spots for the third consecutive week. All five won Saturday, with only Ohio State getting challenged. The Buckeyes, in their first test of the season, beat Wisconsin 31-24 in Columbus. The Badgers dropped out of the rankings. Urban Meyer's Buckeyes bring their 17-game winning streak to No. 16 Northwestern on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes, and No. 2 Oregon got the rest from the media panel, one more than last week. Clemson is third, followed by Ohio State and Stanford. Georgia moved up to No. 6 after its 44-41 victory against LSU, which slipped four spots to 10th.