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Texas A&M defensive back Deshawn Capers-Smith (26) reacts after a defensive stop against Clemson during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Texas A&M’s strong showing against second-ranked Clemson almost vaulted the Aggies into the Top 25.

A&M, which lost 28-26 to Clemson on Saturday, is ranked 26th by the coaches and 27th the Associated Press. Arizona State (2-0) is ranked 25th by the coaches with 92 points, only five more than the Aggies (1-1). Michigan State, which lost to Arizona State, is ranked 25th in AP with 104 points. Utah (2-0) is 26th with 92 points.

The Southeastern Conference has five teams ranked led by No. 1 Alabama but the league had a pair of teams drop from the rankings. South Carolina and Florida both fell out after dropping SEC openers to Georgia and Kentucky, respectively.

Georgia is No. 3 in both polls, Auburn is No. 7 and Mississippi State No. 16. LSU is 12th by AP and 13th by the coaches.

Coaches Top 25 Poll

The Coaches Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 8, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (59) 2-0 1571 1

2. Clemson (3) 2-0 1481 2

3. Georgia 2-0 1437 3

4. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1391 4

5. Oklahoma 2-0 1319 5

6. Wisconsin 2-0 1252 6

7. Auburn 2-0 1221 7

8. Notre Dame 2-0 1029 8

9. Stanford 2-0 1010 9

10. Penn State 2-0 930 10

11. Virginia Tech 2-0 862 14

12. Washington 1-1 852 11

13. LSU 2-0 850 15

14. TCU 2-0 743 16

15. West Virginia 2-0 727 17

16. Mississippi State 2-0 650 18

17. Boise State 2-0 507 19

18. UCF 2-0 438 20

19. Oklahoma State 2-0 325 23

20. Miami 1-1 296 21

21. Southern Cal 1-1 295 12

22. Michigan 1-1 270 22

23. Oregon 2-0 255 NR

24. Michigan State 1-1 152 13

25. Arizona State 2-0 92 NR

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 87, Utah 86, Houston 46, South Carolina 43, Boston College 37, Kentucky 34, South Florida 27, Washington State 21, Colorado 20, Florida State 17, N.C. State 16, Iowa 15, Duke 13, Appalachian State 12, Cincinnati 11, Hawaii 10, Maryland 9, Missouri 8, Memphis 3, Vanderbilt 3, Arkansas State 1, Texas 1.

AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sep. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Prv

1. Alabama (54) 2-0 1517 1

2. Clemson (6) 2-0 1430 2

3. Georgia 2-0 1407 3

4. Ohio St. 2-0 1288 4

5. Oklahoma 2-0 1263 6

6. Wisconsin (1) 2-0 1227 5

7. Auburn 2-0 1224 7

8. Notre Dame 2-0 1022 8

9. Stanford 2-0 992 10

10. Washington 1-1 884 9

11. Penn St. 2-0 836 13

12. LSU 2-0 830 11

13. Virginia Tech 2-0 794 12

14. West Virginia 2-0 793 14

15. TCU 2-0 678 16

16. Mississippi St. 2-0 654 18

17. Boise St. 2-0 500 20

18. UCF 2-0 494 19

19. Michigan 1-1 385 21

20. Oregon 2-0 301 23

21. Miami 1-1 299 22

22. Southern Cal 1-1 250 17

23. Arizona St. 2-0 139 -

24. Oklahoma St. 2-0 119 -

25. Michigan St. 1-1 104 15

Others receiving votes: Utah 92, Texas A&M 90, Boston College 45, Houston 32, Maryland 30, Colorado 25, Iowa 23, Kentucky 19, Duke 10, NC State 9, Mississippi 5, Hawaii 5, Washington St. 4, South Florida 3, South Carolina 2, Florida St. 1.

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