The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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September 23, 2013

Coaching legends rank their top 25

Alabama held on to the top spot in the Legends Poll, after a slate of lackluster games over the weekend. The first eight teams did not change order from last week's poll.

No. 9 Texas A&M swapped positions with Georgia, overtaking the ninth position in this week's poll. No. 5 LSU looked impressive as they beat SEC rival Auburn at home 35-21.

"LSU's running game and passing game looks more cohesive under their new coordinator, Cam Cameron," former Auburn coach Pat Dye said. "They have all the pieces to make a great football team.  Their running back (Jeremy Hill) was outstanding today against Auburn.  I put him up there with Georgia's running back, Gurley."

The teams from 11 to 19 remain unchanged with the exception of Michigan.  Michigan continued to slide down the poll as it escaped another upset bid this week at Connecticut.  The Wolverines had to come from behind in the 24-21 win.

Texas Tech and Georgia Tech made their first appearance in the Legends Poll this season at No. 24 and 25, respectively.  Arizona State and Auburn dropped out of the poll this week after falling from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Rank    Team    Record  Points  PV RK

1       Alabama (14)    3-0     398     1

2       Oregon (2)      3-0     386     2

3       Clemson 3-0     352     3

4       Ohio State      4-0     337     4

5       LSU     4-0     336     5

6       Stanford        3-0     334     6

7       Florida State   3-0     301     7

8       Louisville      4-0     279     8

9       Texas A&M       3-1     274     10

10      Georgia 2-1     272     9

11      Oklahoma State  3-0     221     11

12      UCLA    3-0     219     12

13      South Carolina  2-1     202     13

14      Miami (FL)      3-0     196     15

15      Oklahoma        3-0     169     16

16      Northwestern    4-0     137     17

17      Florida 2-1     132     18

18      Washington      3-0     127     19

19      Baylor  3-0     118     21

20      Michigan        4-0     113     14

21      Notre Dame      3-1     84      20

22      Ole Miss        3-0     70      22

23      Wisconsin       3-1     67      24

24      Texas Tech      4-0     24      -

25      Georgia Tech    3-0     14      -

Others receiving votes:

Arizona State 11, Fresno State 10, Auburn 6, UCF 3, Nebraska 3,

Michigan State 2, Missouri 1, Maryland 1, Utah 1.

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