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AP Top 25: Alabama stays at No. 1, Colorado receives votes

The Buffaloes are slowly moving up the polls after a 3-0 start.

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Not a lot of changes in the AP Top 25 college football poll from last week.

Top-ranked Alabama (8-0) was without Nick Saban on the sidelines vs. Auburn but managed to take the Iron Bowl with a 42-13 win. Notre Dame (9-0) stayed at No. 2 with a dominating 31-17 win over North Carolina on Friday. It was the second win over a ranked team for the Fighting Irish, who joined the ACC for the amended 2020 season. Ohio State, Clemson and Texas A&M respectfully rounded out the top five this week.

While Colorado (3-0) didn’t end up among the Top 25, they did receive 21 votes and would be ranked at No. 30. The Buffaloes are one of three remain undefeated Pac-12 teams, along with No. 17 USC (3-0), who cancelled this week’s game with CU due COVID-19 and No. 23 Washington.

It has been two years since CU was last in the Top 25. Their last appearance came after a 5-0 start during the 2018 season. We all remember how that one ended...

In 2016 the Buffs came in at No. 19 after a 38-8 loss to Oklahoma State in the 2016 Alamo Bowl. They spent a majority of the regular season that year in the Top 25 on the way to their first Pac-12 South Division title.

Next up for the Buffs is a road battle at Arizona on Dec. 5. Kickoff and TV coverage has yet to be announced.

AP Top 25 poll: Week 13

No. 1 Alabama (8-0)

No. 2 Notre Dame (9-0)

No. 3 Ohio State (4-0)

No. 4 Clemson (8-1)

No. 5 Texas A&M (6-1)

No. 6 Florida (7-1)

No. 7 Cincinnati (8-0)

No. 8 BYU (9-0)

No. 9 Miami (FL) (7-1)

No. 10 Indiana (5-1)

No. 1 1 Georgia (6-2)

No. 12 Iowa State (7-2)

No. 13 Oklahoma (6-2)

No. 14 Coastal Carolina (9-0)

No. 15 Marshall (7-0)

No. 16 Northwestern (5-1)

No. 17 USC (3-0)

No. 18 Wisconsin (2-1)

No. 19 Oklahoma State (6-2)

No. 20. Louisiana (8-1)

No. 21 Oregon (3-1)

No. 22 Tulsa (5-1)

No. 23 Washington (3-0)

No. 24 Iowa (4-2)

No. 25 Liberty (9-1)

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 65, Buffalo 56, Texas 39, Auburn 25, Colorado 21, North Carolina State 11, Boise State 8, San Jose State 8, SMU 8, Oregon State 1, UCF 1