Auburn rode its overwhelming win in the Southeastern Conference
championship game to its first No. 1 ranking in The Associated
Press college football poll since 1985.
The Tigers (13-0) jumped Oregon (12-0), which had been on top
the last seven weeks, after beating South Carolina 56-17 on
Saturday at the Georgia Dome. The Ducks fell to No. 2 after using a
late surge to pull away for a 37-20 victory at Oregon State.
Auburn, which started the season No. 22, received 36 first-place
votes. Oregon received 23 and No. 3 TCU got one.
There were few other changes after a Saturday with no upsets.
The Horned Frogs were followed by Wisconsin, Stanford, Ohio State,
Michigan State, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Boise State.
No. 25 Connecticut moved into the ranking for the first time
this season after beating South Florida 19-16 to win a share of the
South Carolina fell to 19th in the A. P. poll and to 20th in the coaches' poll.
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