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Bears bump down Buckeyes in AP Top 25

November 17th, 2013 12:24 pm by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Bears bump down Buckeyes in AP Top 25

Baylor safety Orion Stewart (28) celebrates a defensive stop against Texas Tech in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday night. (AP Photo)

Baylor overtook Ohio State in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, when Alabama became just the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking for 13 straight polls in a season.

The third-ranked Bears slipped ahead of the fourth-ranked Buckeyes after Baylor beat Texas Tech 60-34 and Ohio State won 60-35 at Illinois on Saturday. Baylor had 1,351 points and Ohio State had 1,343.

The Crimson Tide remained No. 1, with 55 first-place votes from the media poll released Sunday. No. 2 Florida State had five first-place votes.

Oregon was fifth and Auburn sixth.

Alabama has been No. 1 since the preseason. Only six preseason No. 1 teams have had longer uninterrupted stays than the Tide, including Southern California in 2004 and Florida State in 1999, the only wire-to-wire champions.

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