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Alabama new No. 1, WVU up to No. 9 in AP poll

Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.

West Virginia moved up two spots to No. 9 after its 69-34 opening win over Marshall. The Mountaineers also climbed in the USA Today Top 25 coaches poll, moving from No. 11 to No. 8.

Alabama swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

The Tide received 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC drew 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.

 


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