Ohio State, Boston College remain 1-2 in AP poll

Oct 28, 2007 - 6:22 PM NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Thanks to an impressive road win, Ohio State garnered a little more respect in the Associated Press rankings.

The undefeated Buckeyes retained the No. 1 spot in the latest AP poll released Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State (9-0) remained one of five unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision thanks to a 37-17 victory at then-No. 24 Penn State on Saturday night.

The Buckeyes received 1,615 points and 59 first-place votes from a panel of writers and sportscasters. They were given 57 first-place votes the previous week.

Boston College (8-0) remained No. 2 in the rankings following a thrilling 14-10 victory Thursday night at then-No. 8 Virginia Tech. The Eagles rallied from a 10-0 deficit thanks to star quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw a pair of late touchdowns.

The Eagles received one first-place vote and 1,501 points - 23 more than third-ranked Louisiana State (7-1). The idle Tigers were given three of the remaining five first-place votes. Sixth-ranked Arizona State received the other two.

Oregon (7-1) climbed one spot to No. 4, followed by Oklahoma (7-1), Arizona State (8-0), West Virginia (7-1) and Kansas (8-0), which is off to its best start since 1909.

Missouri (7-1) and Georgia (6-2) rounded out the top 10. The Bulldogs moved up a whopping 10 spots following their rousing 42-30 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Florida.

Virginia Tech (6-2) fell three spots to No. 11, followed by Hawaii (8-0), Southern California (6-2), Texas (7-2) and Michigan (7-2).

Connecticut (7-1) entered the rankings for the first time this season at No. 16. The Huskies remained atop the Big East Conference standings Saturday courtesy of their 22-15 upset of then-No. 11 South Florida.

Idle Alabama (6-2) climbed five spots to No. 17, followed by Florida (5-3), Auburn (6-3) and South Florida (6-2).

Wake Forest (6-2), Boise State (7-1), South Carolina (6-3), Tennessee (5-3) and Clemson (6-2) completed the rankings. The Demon Deacons, Broncos, Volunteers and Tigers all are new to the poll this week.

Kentucky, California, Penn State and Rutgers all fell from the rankings.

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