Ducks No. 4 in AP and USA Today polls

Ducks No. 4 in AP and USA Today polls

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EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back De'Anthony Thomas #6 of the Oregon Ducks makes a catch for touchdown in the first quarter against the Arkansas State Red Wolves on September 1, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 12:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, moving past Southern California after its resounding victory against Michigan.

Oregon moved up one notch to No. 4 in both AP and USA Today polls.

The Crimson Tide swayed more than enough voters with its 41-14 win Saturday night in Texas to overtake the preseason No. 1 Trojans, who beat Hawaii 49-10. USC entered that game a 40-point favorite at home.

The Tide receives 45 first-place votes, up 28 from last week. USC draws 11 first-place votes and No. 3 LSU four.

It's the 47th time Alabama has been No. 1, the 16th under coach Nick Saban.

This is the 86th time in the 76-year history of the AP media poll that the top-ranked team won and dropped in the rankings. It's happened at least once every year since 2007.

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