• Baylor climbs to No. 5 in AP college football poll
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    Baylor climbed to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll, the best ranking for the Bears in 60 years.

    The top four teams in the rankings all put on impressive displays Saturday and held their spots Sunday.

    No. 1 Alabama received 55 first-place votes after beating Tennessee 45-10. No. 2 Oregon got three first-place votes following a 42-14 victory against UCLA. No. 3 Florida State pounded North Carolina State 49-17 and drew two first-place votes from the media panel. No. 4 Ohio State handed Penn State its worst loss in more than a century, 63-14.

    Baylor beat Kansas 59-14 and moved up a spot after Missouri took its first loss. The only higher ranking for the Bears came in November 1953 when they were No. 3. Baylor lost three of its final four games that season and finished unranked.

    No. 10 Missouri fell five spots after losing 27-24 to No. 14 South Carolina.

    Stanford is No. 6, followed by unbeaten Miami. The Hurricanes play at Florida State on Saturday.

    No. 8 is Auburn and Clemson is No. 9. No. 24 Michigan State is ranked for the first time this season and No. 25 Arizona State is back in the rankings.

    Nebraska and Virginia Tech fell out after losses.

    Oregon and Stanford get a break next weekend before a Thursday night clash in Palo Alto, Calif.

    The AP Top 25

    The Top 25 teams in the AP college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 26, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

    Record Pts

    1. Alabama (55) 8-0 1,495

    2. Oregon (3) 8-0 1,432

    3. Florida St. (2) 7-0 1,390

    4. Ohio St. 8-0 1,317

    5. Baylor 7-0 1,223

    6. Stanford 7-1 1,189

    7. Miami 7-0 1,149

    8. Auburn 7-1 1,022

    9. Clemson 7-1 1,007

    10. Missouri 7-1 873

    11. LSU 7-2 818

    12. Texas A&M 6-2 811

    13. Oklahoma 7-1 791

    14. South Carolina 6-2 701

    15. Texas Tech 7-1 579

    16. Fresno St. 7-0 510

    17. UCLA 5-2 489

    18. Oklahoma St. 6-1 483

    19. UCF 6-1 464

    20. Louisville 7-1 417

    21. N. Illinois 8-0 290

    22. Wisconsin 5-2 262

    23. Michigan 6-1 199

    24. Michigan St. 7-1 166

    25. Arizona St. 5-2 133

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