Beavers rise to No.7, Ducks stay put at No. 2 in AP college football poll

Beavers rise to No.7, Ducks stay put at No. 2 in AP college football poll

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CORVALLIS, OR - OCTOBER 20: Offensive linesman Isaac Seumalo #56 of the Oregon State Beavers gets set to snap the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Utah Utes on October 20, 2012 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press and KGW staff

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Posted on October 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 3:43 AM

NEW YORK  -- The Oregon State Beavers move up the No. 7 in The Associated Press college football poll after holding on to beat Utah 21-7 late Saturday.

Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 to eight, the longest stay atop the rankings by the Crimson Tide.

Alabama received 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. The Tide has twice previously been No. 1 for seven consecutive weeks - in 1979 when Bear Bryant coached 'Bama to a national title and in 1980 when the Tide finished sixth.

Oregon is No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week, though the gap between the Ducks and No. 3 Florida, which received the other first-place vote, narrowed after the Gators beat South Carolina 44-11 on Saturday. Alabama had gone three straight weeks as unanimous No. 1.

The rest of the top six was also unchanged after No. 4 Kansas State, No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 6 LSU all won.

South Carolina dropped from ninth to No. 17.

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