NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama and LSU are back atop The Associated Press college football poll, holding down Nos. 1 and 2 the way they did most of last season.

The Crimson Tide is No. 1 for the third straight week, and it was almost unanimous. Alabama received 58 of 60 first-place votes. LSU got the other two.

The Southeastern Conference rivals were ranked first and second for eight weeks during last season before eventually meeting in the BCS title game. The difference last year was LSU was first and Alabama second - until the Tide won the national championship game.

LSU moved up to No. 2 this week after Southern California's first loss of the season. USC slipped 11 spots to 13th after losing 21-14 at Stanford.

Stanford jumped from 21st to ninth.

RANKTEAMPTS
1Alabama (58)1498
2LSU (2)1433
3Oregon1356
4Florida State1275
5Georgia1203
6Oklahoma1181
7South Carolina1081
8West Virginia1051
9Stanford1009
10Clemson899
11Notre Dame854
12Texas816
13USC776
14Florida743
15Kansas State683
16Ohio State680
17TCU535
18Michigan448
19UCLA429
20Louisville366
21Michigan State318
22Arizona296
23Mississippi State106
24Boise State95
25Nebraska80

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