Bama extends run as No. 1 to 8 weeks

Updated: October 21, 2012, 4:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Alabama has run its streak of weeks at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll 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 ...

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