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LSU jumps Alabama for No. 1 in AP college football poll after win over Auburn

The Associated Press on Sunday released its latest AP Top 25 college football poll, and the University of Alabama is no longer the nation’s top ranked team after beating Arkansas 48-7.

In what the AP called “one of the closet votes ever,” LSU jumped Bama for the number-one spot. LSU beat Auburn 23-20 on Saturday.

LSU received 1,476 points from AP voters, closely followed by the Crimson Tide (1,474) and Ohio State (1,468). The top-three teams are all undefeated, as are No. 4 Clemson and No.5 Penn State.

The AP poll began on October 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season.

Florida, Oregon, Georgia, Utah and Oklahoma rounded out the top-10, followed by Auburn at No. 11.

Alabama and LSU both have bye-weeks this coming weekend, followed by their must-see matchup in Tuscalosoa on November 9. That is expected to be a matchup between the top-two teams, as Ohio State and Penn State are also off this week, with Clemson facing Wofford.

While LSU got more total points this week and thus were ranked above Alabama, the Tide received the most first-place votes with 21. LSU and Ohio State both garnered 17 first-place votes. Clemson received seven first-place votes.

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Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn