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USC remains No. 3 in AP top 25 college football poll

September 13, 2009 | 12:15 pm

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USC remained No. 3 in the new AP Top 25 poll, but received its first first-place vote of the season, while UCLA, coming off its upset of Tennessee, received more support but still failed to break into the top 25.

Michigan, unranked all of last season while finishing 3-9, is No. 25.

Florida remains No. 1, receiving 56 first-place votes. Texas is still No. 2.
Oklahoma State fell 11 places to 16th after being upset by Houston.

The poll:

1.  Florida (56) , 2-0, 1,491 (No. 1 last week)
2.  Texas (1), 2-0, 1,404 (2)
3.  USC (1), 2-0, 1,396, (3)
4.  Alabama (2), 2-0, 1,328 (4)
5.  Mississippi, 1-0, 1,145 (6)
5.  Penn St., 2-0, 1,145 (7)
7.  BYU, 2-0, 1,122 (9)
8.  California, 2-0, 1,058 (10)
9.  LSU, 2-0, 951 (11)
10.  Boise St., 2-0, 945 (12)
11.  Ohio St., 1-1, 840 (8)
12.  Oklahoma, 1-1, 835 (13)
13.  Virginia Tech, 1-1, 749 (14)
14.  Georgia Tech, 2-0, 683 (15)
15.  TCU, 1-0, 609 (16)
16.  Oklahoma St., 1-1, 445 (5)
17.  Cincinnati, 2-0, 407 (23)
18.  Utah, 2-0, 405 (17)
19.  Nebraska, 2-0, 365 (22)
20.  Miami, 1-0, 364 (20)
21.  Houston, 2-0, 341 (unranked)
22.  Kansas, 2-0, 271 (24)
23.  Georgia, 1-1, 260 (21)
24.  North Carolina, 2-0, 250 (19)
25.  Michigan, 2-0 169 (unranked)

 Others receiving votes: Missouri 93, Pittsburgh 87, Oregon St. 64, Texas Tech 54, UCLA 44, Notre Dame 40, West Virginia 30, Auburn 26, Iowa 23, Boston College 19, Baylor 15, Clemson 10, Oregon 5, Arizona 4, Arkansas 3, Colorado St. 2, Florida St. 1, Minnesota 1, South Florida 1.

-- Houston Mitchell

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