Tide AP No. 1 School-Best 8th Straight Week
Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached 'Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.
Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, though the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. Alabama had gone three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.
The rest of the top six was also unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 LSU all won.
South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.
Source: Associated Press