TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama remained in the top spot of the Associated Press poll following its stomping of Southern Cal on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide received 54 first-place votes. Clemson received two, Florida State received four and Michigan received one first-place vote.
Alabama has been ranked at No. 1 at some point in each of the last nine years. The previous record was seven years by Miami (1986-92). All nine of those years have been under coach Nick Saban.
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Alabama has been ranked in the AP poll for 131 consecutive weeks. Alabama is 96-15 (.864) under Saban when ranked in the top 25.
Alabama hosts Western Kentucky on Saturday in its home opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.