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Nebraska out of AP poll; Tide firm No. 1

September 15th, 2013 2:38 pm by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Nebraska out of AP poll; Tide firm No. 1

UCLA fullback Phillip Ruhl (44) celebrates a third-quarter touchdown as Nebraska defensive back Andrew Green (11) lies on the ground Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo)

Nebraska dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll Sunday following its latest humbling loss, and the top of the rankings was unchanged after No. 1 Alabama passed its first big test of the season.

The Cornhuskers, No. 23 last week, were unranked the day after UCLA won 41-21 in Lincoln, Neb. The Bruins scored the final 38 points. Since Nebraska's record streak of 348 consecutive poll appearances ended in September 2002, there have been only two seasons (2010, '11) in which the Huskers have been ranked every week, starting in the preseason.

The Crimson Tide received all but one of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Texas A&M 49-42. The Aggies fell from sixth to 10th. The rest of the top five was comprised of Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford.

The Ducks got a first-place vote.

No. 23 Arizona State moved into the rankings this week after beating Wisconsin 32-30 at home. The Badgers were in position for a mid-range field goal to take the lead in the final seconds, but never got the play off after awkwardly trying to center the ball and some odd — to say the least — officiating. The Badgers dropped four spots to No. 24.

Texas Tech debuted at No. 25 after beating TCU and knocking the Horned Frogs from the rankings in another game in which the officials took some heat for unusual calls.

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