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UNDATED (AP) — Alabama reclaimed No. 1 from Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll in one of the closest votes in the recent years. Two points separate the Crimson Tide from the Bulldogs. Six teams including Kansas made their season debut in the AP Top 25. The Jayhawks are ranked for the first time since 2009, which was the longest drought among current Power Five conference teams. The Crimson Tide received 25 first-place votes and 1,523 points. Georgia got 28 first-place votes to become the first team since Alabama in November 2019 to have the most first-place votes but not be No. 1.
UNDATED (AP) — Eighth-ranked Tennessee is rolling just four games into coach Josh Heupel’s second season. The true test of just how good these Volunteers might be starts Saturday at No. 25 LSU. Then they host No. 1 Alabama. There’s a breather against UT Martin before Tennessee hosts No. 13 Kentucky and then visits defending national champion and second-ranked Georgia.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Richardson threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, a top-level NFL prospect who looked comfortable playing on a Sunday, and Florida handled lower-division Eastern Washington 52-17 in a game delayed a day by Hurricane Ian. The Gators scored touchdowns on their first five possessions while having their way with the FCS-level Eagles. Richardson’s first throw was a 75-yard TD pass to Justin Shorter. His first run went for 45 yards and set up another score. He briefly left the game in the first half to get his right ankle tapped but later returned and was done for the day early in the third quarter. He completed 8 of 10 passes, with an interception on a deep ball to open the second half.
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