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Stanford drops eight spots in AP poll after loss at Washington

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Stanford drops eight spots in AP poll after loss at Washington

The Atlantic Coast Conference matched the Southeastern Conference for the most teams ranked in The Associated Press college football poll with six after a weekend where 10 Top-25 teams lost.

It's the first time since 2006 that the ACC has six ranked teams.

Alabama remained No. 1 and had 53 first-place votes and Ohio State held on to No. 2. Clemson, from the ACC, moved up two spots to No. 3 after a dramatic victory against Louisville, which slipped four spots to No. 7.

Michigan remained No. 4, and No. 5 Washington moved up five spots after a dominant victory against Stanford on Friday night. The last time the Huskies were ranked this high was 2000, when they won the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation.

No. 10 Miami gives the ACC three in the top 10 to also match the SEC.

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POLL POINTS

Ten ranked teams losing was the most in a regular-season week since Oct. 4, 2014, when 11 ranked teams went down, five to unranked teams. All the upheaval resulted in only four teams holding the same rankings they had last week: Baylor at No. 13 was the fourth, along with Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan.

IN

— No. 21 Colorado (4-1) is ranked for the first time since Nov. 6, 2005. Fourth-year coach Mike MacIntyre, who came into the season with 10 victories at CU, has the Buffaloes off to their best start since that 2005 season when they also went 4-1 before finishing 7-6.

— No. 23 West Virginia is ranked for the first time this season and one of only two remaining unbeaten teams in the Big 12 with Baylor.

— No. 25 Virginia Tech slipped into the rankings for the first time since Sept. 7, 2014, during an off week.

— No. 17 North Carolina jumped back into the rankings after beating Florida State with a last-play field goal. The Tar Heels have won four straight since an opening loss to Georgia.

— No. 20 Oklahoma is back in the rankings after one week out.

OUT

— Michigan State has lost consecutive games for the first time since 2012 and is unranked for the first time since October 2013.

— San Diego State is out after having its 13-game winning streak broken 42-14 at South Alabama.

— TCU dropped out after losing at home to Oklahoma.

— Texas is gone after its second consecutive loss. The Longhorns made a huge jump into the rankings after week one, but head into the Red River Rivalry against the Sooners unranked for the fourth straight season.

— Georgia's crushing loss to Tennessee was its second straight and left the Bulldogs unranked.

UP

— No. 18 Florida and No. 19 Boise State each moved up five places.

— No. 10 Miami jumped four spots.

DOWN

— No. 23 Florida State fell 11 spots after losing the North Carolina.

— No. 15 Stanford dropped eight spots after its first loss.

— No. 11 Wisconsin slipped three after losing at Michigan.

CONFERENCE CALL

ACC — 6. The last time the ACC had three teams in the top 10 was late last season.

SEC — 6

Big Ten — 4

Pac-12 — 4

Big 12 — 3

American — 1

Mountain West — 1

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 1 Alabama at No. 16 Arkansas. The Crimson Tide has won nine straight meetings.

No. 9 Tennessee at No. 8 Texas A&M. First meeting since Aggies joined the SEC.

No. 23 Florida State at No. 10 Miami. Last time the Hurricanes were the higher ranked team when they played the Seminoles was 2010. Florida State was No. 23, Miami was 13th and the 'Noles won 45-17.

No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 17 North Carolina. Little surprising to see the Hokies back in the mix so soon in Justin Fuente's first season.

Kyler Murray suffers first loss as OU starting QB in wild Red River Rivalry

Kyler Murray suffers first loss as OU starting QB in wild Red River Rivalry

Kyler Murray never lost a Texas high school football game, going 42-0 as a prep with three straight state championships. He can't say the same about being a starting quarterback in the Red River Rivalry. 

Playing in front of his home state at the University of Texas, Murray found himself on the other side of one of the biggest rivalries in college football. And a last-second Texas field goal put an end to his and Oklahoma's perfect record this season. 

That doesn't mean Murray didn't continue his Heisman campaign in the 48-45 loss. 

[JOHNSON: A's top pick Kyler Murray always envisioned himself as a two-sport star]

Murray, the Sooners quarterback and A's top draft pick last June, threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns. On the ground, Murray rushed for another 92 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. He did have mistakes with one interception and one fumble. 

Looking to pull off a two-touchdown comeback, Murray made plays like this with his arm. 

That wasn't even close to his biggest highlight of the day. Down 45-31 with 5:21 left, Murray showed off his blazing wheels for perhaps the best run of this college football season. 

Through six games, Murray now has 1,764 passing yards with 21 touchdowns through the air to three interceptions. He's been just as impressive using his legs, rushing for 377 yards and five more scores.

Last season during his Heisman campaign, Baker Mayfield, who Murray replaced at Oklahoma, total 1,937 passing yards through six games with 17 touchdowns and one interception. He also had 101 yards on the ground and one more score. 

Comparing the two, Murray (2,141) has 103 more total yards than Mayfield did in 2017 through the first six games, and eight more touchdowns.

If Murray is wearing an A's jersey in a few years, don't blink with him on the base paths. 

Former Cal star Jabari Bird arrested for domestic incident, kidnapping

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Former Cal star Jabari Bird arrested for domestic incident, kidnapping

BOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is facing several charges following a domestic incident in which a victim was injured, police said.

Bird, a second-round draft choice of the Celtics in 2017, signed a two-year contract with the team this summer after splitting his rookie season between Boston and the Maine Red Claws of the G-League.

“Jabari Bird is currently being guarded by the Boston Police at a local hospital for an evaluation after a domestic incident that occurred in Brighton on Friday,” the department said in a brief statement Saturday. “The victim involved in the incident was also transported to a separate hospital for treatment of injuries sustained.”

Police said complaints would be sought against Bird for assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping. He could be arraigned as early as Monday in Brighton District Court. Brighton is a neighborhood of Boston.

No other details were immediately released.

“We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously,” the Celtics said in a statement on Saturday. “We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.”

A message left with Bird’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, was not immediately returned.

Bird, 24, played his college basketball at California where he earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors and led the Golden Bears in scoring in his final season at the school.

He appeared in 13 regular-season games for the Celtics last season, averaging 3.0 points per game.