Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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October 21, 2013

Legends Poll scrambled in college football's chaotic week

Chaos came to college football on Saturday, as six of the Legends Poll Top 10 went down in defeat, creating nearly a complete overhaul in the rankings.

Florida State made the most impressive statement of the weekend, demolishing the former No. 3 Clemson 51-14 in Death Valley. The Seminoles became the first team to score 50 or more points at Clemson. The loss dropped the Tigers to No. 10 as Florida State climbed to No. 3.

Top-ranked Alabama tightened its grip on No. 1, receiving 15 of 16 first-place votes. The Tide remained the lone SEC team in the Top 10.

No. 2 Oregon stayed unbeaten. Its opponent next weekend, No. 15 UCLA, suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of No. 5 Stanford.

Ohio State held on against Iowa at home to stay put at No. 4.

No. 6 Baylor made its highest ever appearance in the Legends Poll and first-ever showing in the Top 10, while No. 7 Missouri, No. 8 Miami (Fla.) and No. 9 Texas Tech all made their Top 10 debuts for the season.

Auburn made one of the biggest moves in the rankings, jumping all the way to No. 12 after knocking off Johnny Manziel and No. 17 Texas A&M Saturday.

No. 22 Northern Illinois, No. 24 Oregon State and No. 25 Arizona State were also newcomers to the rankings this week. Florida, Georgia, Washington and Texas all dropped out of the top 25.

Here's the link to coaches' individual ballots: http://www.legendschannel.com/legends-poll-voters/

Rank    Team    Record    Points    Pvs Rank

1    Alabama (15)    7-0    399    1

2    Oregon (1)    7-0    382    2

3    Florida State    6-0    368    5

4    Ohio State    7-0    355    4

5    Stanford    6-1    316    12

6    Baylor    6-0    311    11

7    Missouri    7-0    308    14

8    Miami (Fla.)    6-0    293    13

9    Texas Tech    7-0    248    16

10    Clemson    6-1    234    3

11    LSU    6-2    211    6

12    Auburn    6-1    200    -

13    Oklahoma    6-1    195    17

14    Louisville    6-1    170    8

15    UCLA    5-1    162    9

16    Oklahoma State    5-1    149    19

17    Texas A&M    5-2    146    7

18    Wisconsin    5-2    134    18

19    Virginia Tech    6-1    108    21

20    Fresno State    6-0    105    20

21    South Carolina    5-2    82    10

22    Northern Illinois    7-0    70    -

23    Michigan    6-1    57    24

24    Oregon State    6-1    42    -

25    Arizona State    5-2    33    -

Others Receiving Votes: UCF 32, Michigan State 31, Texas 20, Nebraska 17, Georgia 12, Notre Dame 5, Ole Miss 4, Florida 1

Teams Dropped Out From Last Week's Poll:  Georgia, Florida, Washington, Texas

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