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Red Raiders move up one place in Associated Press Top 25 rankings after Texas State win

Posted: September 22, 2013 - 11:11am
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NEW YORK — With most of the top teams merely tuning up, there is little movement in The Associated Press college football poll this week. Alabama remains No. 1 and the first 14 teams in the rankings held their positions from last week.

Texas Tech moved up one place a week after entering the poll. The Red Raiders are No. 24 this week after a 33-7 win over Texas State. Tech also joined the USA Today coaches poll at No. 25.

The Crimson Tide did lose some support from the media panel, dropping from 59 first-place votes last week to 56. Alabama beat Colorado State 31-6 on Saturday in a game that was 17-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

No. 2 Oregon, which didn't play, receives the remaining four first-place votes.

No. 4 Ohio State was one of four ranked teams to score at least 70 points Saturday. Never before had more than two ranked teams reached 70 points on the same weekend since the rankings went to top 25 in 1989.

No. 25 Fresno State is the only team to enter the rankings. Arizona State drops out.

Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24, UCF 19, Nebraska 13, N. Illinois 9, Arizona 8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan St. 3, Missouri 2, Navy 1, Rutgers 1.

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