NEW YORK (AP) — Nebraska moved up one spot to No. 21 in the Associated Press college football poll this week following the Huskers' 30-27 comeback win over visiting Wisconsin to open Big Ten Conference play.
The 4-1 Huskers trailed the Badgers 27-10 in the third quarter before mounting their comeback. NU heads to Columbus, Ohio, next week to take on No. 12 Ohio State, which moved up two spots after edging Michigan State 17-16. The Buckeyes are the Big Ten's highest ranked team, followed by Nebraska and newcomer Northwestern, which is 5-0 and ranked 24th. Michigan State fell from the poll after its loss.
Nebraska remained at No. 20 in the coaches poll.
Meanwhile, Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot.
The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season. The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week. LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4.
Oregon remained No. 2 and Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3.
After beating Stanford on Thursday, Washington moved into the rankings at No. 23.
|1. Alabama (60)||5-0||1,500||1|
|3. Florida St.||5-0||1,349||4|
|6. South Carolina||5-0||1,152||6|
|7. Kansas St.||4-0||1,123||7|
|8. West Virginia||4-0||1,066||9|
|9. Notre Dame||4-0||1,043||10|
|12. Ohio St.||5-0||793||14|
|13. Southern Cal||3-1||703||13|
|14. Oregon St.||3-0||647||18|
|20. Mississippi St.||4-0||306||21|
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