AP Poll: Notre Dame, Michigan St. move up one spot, Michigan drops three spots

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Notre Dame has moved up one spot to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press college football poll released on Sunday.

The Fighting Irish had a bye week ahead of their matchup against New Mexico on Sept. 14.

Michigan State also moved up one spot to No. 18 after their 51-17 win over Western Michigan. Meanwhile, Michigan dropped three spots to No. 12 after dodging an upset, beating Army 24-21 in double-overtime.

The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in the poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.

Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received 6 first-place votes and Georgia stayed at No. 3. LSU jumped two spots after winning 45-38 at Texas on Saturday to make it three straight SEC teams after Clemson. The last conference to hold three of the top four spots in the poll was the SEC on Nov. 2, 2014, when Mississippi State was No. 1, Auburn was third and Alabama fourth.

Southern California, which was unranked in the preseason for the first time since 2001, moved in at No. 24 after beating Stanford 45-20.

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9/8/2019 2:04:46 PM (GMT -4:00)