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      Alabama jumps Southern California for No. 1 in the AP poll

      Well, that didn't take long.

      The Alabama Crimson Tide football team moved past Southern California in the latest Associated Press college football poll, becoming the new No. 1 team in the land.

      The Tide gained 28 first-place votes after their impressive 41-14 victory over then No. 8 Michigan, giving them 45 first-place votes total.

      No. 2 Southern California earned 11 first-place votes, while No. 3 LSU grabbed four after winning their respective openers.{} The Wolverines fell 11 spots to No. 19.

      Alabama will take on Western Kentucky this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.{} Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.

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      Others receiving votes: Boise St. 79, Tennessee 73, BYU 63, North Carolina 48, Baylor 38, Utah 34, Washington 15, Georgia Tech 14, Ohio 10, Texas St. 10, Missouri 7, South Florida 5, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Auburn 3, Mississippi St. 3, Cincinnati 2.

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