Alabama's steady rise in the rankings has left the Crimson Tide with a clear view of No. 1 Florida.
Alabama jumped Texas into second behind top-ranked Florida in the Associated PressTop 25 on Sunday, giving the SEC the two top teams.
The Tide moved up one spot after routing Mississippi 22-3. Texas sputtered early in a 38-14 victory against Colorado.
The Gators have been an overwhelming No. 1 since the preseason, but support for Alabama has steadily grown.
Florida received 50 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel, a season low. The Tide received 10 first-place votes, up from five.
Texas did not receive a first-place vote for the first time. The Longhorns play No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday.
Ohio State moved up to No. 7 and ahead of No. 8 Cincinnati. The Bearcats, who were idle Saturday, play at No. 21 USF on Thursday.
Miami is No. 9 and LSU dropped six spots to No. 10 after a home loss to Florida.
In the coaches' poll, Florida is No. 1, Texas is No. 2 and Alabama is No. 3. In the Harris Poll, the top three are UF, Alabama and Texas. The coaches' poll and Harris poll are used in the BCS standings, which will be released next week for the first time.
Houston, Utah and idle Notre Dame re-entered the AP rankings. The Irish host USC on Saturday.
The SEC has four ranked teams this week, down from six. The Big 12 has five ranked teams.
punter dies: A walk-on punter at Southern Mississippi died four days after being shot while home on fall break. A funeral home in Union City, Tenn., said Peter Wilkes, 18, died Saturday.
colorado: Coach Dan Hawkins demoted his son, Cody, who has thrown nine interceptions in five games, and named Tyler Hansen the starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Cody Hawkins was replaced by Hansen during Saturday's loss to Texas after two interceptions, the first of which was returned 92 yards for a touchdown that turned the tide.
kentucky: Starting quarterback Mike Hartline sustained what is likely a severe MCL injury that could end his season. An official diagnosis is expected today. The new starter against Auburn on Saturday will be either junior Will Fiddler, sophomore Randall Cobb or freshman Morgan Newton, who will have his redshirt pulled. Cornerback Trevard Lindley (sprained ankle) is doubtful.
michigan: Cornerback Boubacar Cissoko was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Cissoko said before Saturday's loss at Iowa that he wasn't with the team because he was "banged up" but would return in the next game. He started every game last year and the first four games this season then lost his job. The Wolverines host Delaware State on Saturday.
Michigan State: Second-leading rusher Glenn Winston needs season-ending right knee surgery. Quarterback Keith Nichol is day to day with an injured left elbow.
south carolina: Coach Steve Spurrier says the Gamecocks face their toughest test, Alabama on the road Saturday, but he promises that "we'll have a plan in place. ... We'll see if we can do some upsetting.''
late Saturday:Harvey Unga ran for three TDs and 149 yards and visiting BYU gained 611 yards in a 59-21 win over Las Vegas. ... Washington's Mason Foster intercepted a deflected pass off the foot of Arizona's Delashaun Dean and returned the carom 37 yards for a score with 2:37 left, and the host Huskies scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes to win 36-33.
Basketball: Louisville players arrested
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two projected Louisville starters, sophomore forward Terrence Jennings and senior guard Jerry Smith, were released from jail Sunday after being arrested Saturday night on misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement in Jeffersonville, Ind. Details weren't available.
University spokesman Kenny Klein said coach Rick Pitino is aware of the arrests and the issue will be handled inside the program. The Courier-Journal newspaper reported that Jennings and Smith attended an alumni homecoming party in Jeffersonville, just across the Ohio River from Louisville.
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