Alabama dethrones Clemson for No. 1 spot in latest AP poll
Nick Saban is once again the head coach of the No. 1 college football team in America. The Tuscaloosa News-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama dethrones Clemson, takes the No. 1 spot in latest AP poll

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. With its top ranking, the Crimson Tide extend their record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. 

Nick Saban's squad takes over the top spot after Notre Dame upset Clemson on Saturday in a double-overtime game. The Irish take over the No. 2 spot while Ohio State remained at No. 3. Clemson landed at No. 4, giving up the top spot for the first time this season. 

The Crimson Tide received 59 of 62 first-place votes. Notre Dame received two first-place votes, and its No. 2 ranking is its highest since 2012.

Texas A&M also moved up in the rankings to No. 5 after defeating South Carolina 48-3 on Saturday while the Florida Gators jumped to No. 6 after defeating Georgia to snap a three-game losing streak to the Bulldogs. 

Here's the full top 25:

  1. Alabama (6-0)
  2. Notre Dame (7-0)
  3. Ohio State (3-0)
  4. Clemson (7-1)
  5. Texas A&M (5-1)
  6. Florida (4-1)
  7. Cincinnati (6-0)
  8. Brigham Young (8-0)
  9. Miami, FL (6-1)
  10. Indiana (3-0)
  11. Oregon (1-0)
  12. Georgia (4-2)
  13. Wisconsin (1-0)
  14. Oklahoma State (5-1)
  15. Coastal Carolina (7-0)
  16. Marshall (6-0)
  17. Iowa State (5-2)
  18. Oklahoma (5-2)
  19. SMU (7-1)
  20. USC (1-0)
  21. Texas (5-2)
  22. Liberty (7-0)
  23. Northwestern (3-0)
  24. Auburn (4-2)
  25. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-1)

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

More must-reads:

Customize Your Newsletter


Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.