Texas A&M climbs to No. 9 in AP poll

Published 09/02 2014 01:48PM

Updated 09/02 2014 01:48PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenny Hill and Texas A&M are a top-10 team.

The Aggies climbed 12 spots to No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll after beating South Carolina by 24 points last week, a victory led by Hill's school- record 511 passing yards.

Florida State remained No. 1 after holding on to beat Oklahoma State, but the reigning national-champion Seminoles received 46 first-place votes, 11 fewer than they got in the preseason poll.

No. 2 Alabama received one first-place vote again after beating West Virginia, while No. 3 Oregon got five, up from one in the preseason poll.

Oklahoma remained No. 4 and doubled its first-place votes to two after beating Louisiana Tech, and Auburn climbed one spot to No. 5 with a win over Arkansas.

Georgia was up six spots to No. 6 and gained two first-place votes following a 45-21 win over Clemson that knocked the Tigers down seven places to No. 23.

The remaining three first-place votes went to Texas A&M, which garnered two, and No. 12 LSU.

After Georgia, the top 10 was rounded out by Michigan State, Ohio State, A&M and Baylor.

UCLA, LSU, Stanford, USC, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas State, South Carolina, North Carolina, Clemson, Missouri and Louisville completed the top 25. Louisville entered the rankings with a win over Miami on Monday.

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