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Alabama jumps Southern California for No. 1 in the AP poll

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Well, that didn't take long.

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team moved past Southern California in the latest Associated Press college football poll, becoming the new No. 1 team in the land.

The Tide gained 28 first-place votes after their impressive 41-14 victory over then No. 8 Michigan, giving them 45 first-place votes total.

No. 2 Southern California earned 11 first-place votes, while No. 3 LSU grabbed four after winning their respective openers.  The Wolverines fell 11 spots to No. 19.

Alabama will take on Western Kentucky this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.  Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.

 Team   Record   Points   Previous 
 1. Alabama (45)   1-0   1,481   2 
 2. Southern Cal (11)   1-0   1,435   1 
 3. LSU (4)   1-0   1,382   3 
 4. Oregon   1-0   1,295   5 
 5. Oklahoma   1-0   1,170   4 
 6. Florida St.   1-0   1,135   7 
 7. Georgia   1-0   1,083   6 
 8. Arkansas   1-0   992   10 
 9. South Carolina   1-0   980   9  
 9. West Virginia   1-0   980   11 
 11. Michigan St.   1-0   915   13 
 12. Clemson   1-0   788   14 
 13. Wisconsin   1-0   664   12 
 14. Ohio St.   1-0   634   18 
 15. Virginia Tech   1-0   604   16 
 16. Nebraska   1-0   603   17 
 17. Texas   1-0   584   15 
 18. Oklahoma St.   1-0   558   19 
 19. Michigan   0-1   446   8 
 20. TCU   0-0   355   20 
 21. Kansas St.   1-0   339   22 
 22. Notre Dame   1-0   198   NR 
 23. Louisville   1-0   190   25 
 24. Florida   1-0   145   23 
 25. Stanford   1-0   131   21 

Others receiving votes: Boise St. 79, Tennessee 73, BYU 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, Texas St. 10, Missouri 7, South Florida 5, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Auburn 3, Mississippi St. 3, Cincinnati 2.