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Notre Dame Drops Out Of AP Top 25; LSU Moves Up To No. 2

Michael Floyd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the biggest game of college football’s opening weekend boosted LSU to No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25.

No. 1 Oklahoma held on to the top spot in the first regular-season rankings, while the Tigers used their 40-27 victory against Oregon to jump rival Alabama, which slipped to No. 3.

Boise State moved up a notch to No. 4 after its impressive 35-21 win against Georgia. Florida State moved up to No. 5.

Oregon dropped nine spots to No. 13 and defending national champion Auburn, which started the season at No. 23, fell out of the Top 25 after needing a late rally to beat Utah State at home. Notre Dame also dropped out.

Moving into the rankings were No. 20 Baylor, No. 22 South Florida, No. 23 Penn State and No. 24 Texas.

AP Top 25 – Sept. 6, 2001

1 Oklahoma
2 LSU
3 Alabama
4 Boise State
5 Florida State
6 Stanford
7 Texas A&M
8 Wisconsin
9 Oklahoma State
10 Nebraska
11 Virginia Tech
12 South Carolina
13 Oregon
14 Arkansas
15 Ohio State
16 Mississippi State
17 Michigan State
18 Florida
19 West Virginia
20 Baylor
21 Missouri
22 South Florida
23 Penn State
24 Texas
25 TCU

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