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

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.

“It doesn’t mean anything to me,” said Matt Barkley after Tuesday’s practice. “They[Alabama] are very deserving if they’re on top and I know they are a great team, but right now that doesn’t mean a thing…..I don’t care”

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.

AP Rankings
Rankings as of 9/4/2012
Rank School Votes Prev Rank
1 Alabama (1-0) 1481 (45) 2
2 USC (1-0) 1435 (11) 1
3 LSU (1-0) 1382 (4) 3
4 Oregon (1-0) 1295 5
5 Oklahoma (1-0) 1170 4
6 Florida State (1-0) 1135 7
7 Georgia (1-0) 1083 6
8 Arkansas (1-0) 992 10
9 West Virginia (1-0) 980 11
9 South Carolina (1-0) 980 9
11 Michigan State (1-0) 915 13
12 Clemson (1-0) 788 14
13 Wisconsin (1-0) 664 12
14 Ohio State (1-0) 634 18
15 Virginia Tech (1-0) 604 16
16 Nebraska (1-0) 603 17
17 Texas (1-0) 584 15
18 Oklahoma State (1-0) 558 19
19 Michigan (0-1) 446 8
20 TCU (0-0) 355 20
21 Kansas State (1-0) 339 22
22 Notre Dame (1-0) 198 NR
23 Louisville (1-0) 190 25
24 Florida (1-0) 145 23
25 Stanford (1-0) 131 21
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