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SEC Sets Record With 8 Teams in AP Poll


The Southeastern Conference got a record-breaking eight schools ranked in the Associated Press college football poll.

The Top 25 list was turned upside down this week after seven ranked teams lost. Five of the teams lost to squads that were either lower ranked or not ranked at all. As a result, Michigan fell from the poll and Stanford dropped eight spots.

The top four teams on the list didn’t change, with Alabama at No. 1, Oregon No. 2,  followed by Clemson and Ohio State.

Stanford lost 27-20 at Utah and fell to No. 13, becoming the first top-10 team to lose to team not ranked this season. Michigan dropped from the list after falling to Penn State 43-40 in four overtimes.

Auburn landed in at No. 24 in the rankings for the first time this season. The SEC team joined No. 11 South Carolina, No. 14 Missouri, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida to help set the record.

The SEC had eight teams ranked back in a 2011 preseason poll, but never in a regular season poll.

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