AP Poll: Alabama out of top 5 for first time in 4 years
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Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide’s record streak of 68 appearances in the top five.

The top four teams in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank were unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. Utah moved up to No. 5, followed by Oklahoma, Florida and Baylor.

The Crimson Tide lost to Auburn in a wild Iron Bowl on Saturday to give it two regular-season losses for the first time since 2010. The four-spot drop by Alabama broke a string of top-five appearances that began Nov. 8, 2015.

The week before the Tide’s run started it had been seventh, and it had been as low as 12th earlier that season. Alabama passed the old record for consecutive top-five appearances of 55 by Miami (Oct. 8, 2000-Oct. 26, 2003) last season.

Wisconsin moved up three spots to No. 10 after routing Minnesota. The Gophers dropped six spots to No. 15.

Rank Team Record Previous Rank
1 LSU 12-0 1
2 Ohio State 12-0 2
3 Clemson 12-0 3
4 Georgia 11-1 4
5 Utah 11-1 6
6 Oklahoma 11-1 7
7 Florida 10-2 8
8 Baylor 11-1 11
9 Alabama 10-2 5
10 Wisconsin 10-2 13
11 Auburn 9-3 16
12 Penn State 10-2 12
13 Oregon 10-2 14
14 Notre Dame 10-2 15
15 Minnesota 10-2 9
16 Memphis 11-1 17
17 Michigan 9-3 10
18 Iowa 9-3 19
19 Boise State 11-1 20
20 Appalachian State 11-1 22
21 Cincinnati 10-2 18
22 Virginia 9-3 N/R
23 Navy 9-2 24
24 USC 8-4 25
25 Air Force 10-2 N/R

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