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College football: OU drops one spot in AP poll, OSU up a spot

by Jason Kersey Published: September 4, 2012

NORMAN — Oklahoma won its season opener, but that wasn’t enough to keep its from dropping one spot to No. 5 in the latest polls released Tuesday.

In both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ Polls, the Sooners swapped spots with Oregon, which rose above OU after its 57-34 win over Arkansas State last weekend.

In the AP Poll, Oklahoma also lost the lone first-place vote it held in the preseason.

Oklahoma State rose in both polls after its 84-0 pasting of hapless Savannah State, a Football Championship Subdivision program. The Cowboys were No. 19 in both polls during the preseason, but were bumped up a spot to No. 18 in the AP Poll, and up to No. 16 in the coaches’ poll.

Defending national champion Alabama is the new No. 1 in both polls, replacing USC in the AP Poll and LSU in the coaches’ poll at the top after routing Michigan on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

In both polls, the Wolverines dropped 11 spots from No. 8 to 19.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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