Ohio St out of AP Top 25 for 1st time since 2004

September 18, 2011 - 12:50 PM

Ohio State is out of The Associated Press college football rankings for the first time in nearly seven years, ending the nation's longest streak of appearances in the Top 25.

Coming off a 24-6 beating at Miami, the Buckeyes dropped out of the rankings from No. 17 in the media poll released Sunday. Ohio State had been ranked in 103 straight Top 25s since last being left out on Nov. 20, 2004.

Oklahoma remained No. 1 after a 23-13 victory at Florida State. The loss dropped the Seminoles six spots to 11th.

For the third consecutive week, LSU and Alabama flip-flopped at Nos. 2 and 3. The Tigers moved up to second after winning 19-6 at Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide slipped to third.

Boise State stayed at No. 4 and Stanford moved up to fifth.