With most of the top teams merely tuning up, there was little movement in The Associated Press college football poll this week. Alabama remained No. 1 and the first 14 teams in the rankings held their positions from last week.
The Crimson Tide did lose some support from the media panel, dropping from 59 first-place votes last week to 56. Alabama beat Colorado State 31-6 on Saturday in a game that was 17-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
No. 2 Oregon, which didn't play, received the remaining four first-place votes.
No. 4 Ohio State was one of four ranked teams to score at least 70 points Saturday. Never before had more than two ranked teams reached 70 points on the same weekend since the rankings went to top 25 in 1989.
No. 25 Fresno State was the only team to enter the rankings. Arizona State dropped out after losing 42-28 at home to No. 5 Stanford.
During a weekend filled with blowouts, Michigan's second consecutive close call against an inferior opponent dropped the Wolverines in the rankings and sent them into an off week trying to figure out how to hold onto the football.
The Wolverines (4-0) fell three spots to No. 18 after a 24-21 victory at Connecticut, the second straight week Michigan won and dropped in the rankings.