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AP Top 25 College Football Poll: Hokies climb into top 15 with dominant win

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AP Top 25 College Football Poll: Hokies climb into top 15 with dominant win

No. 11 LSU and No. 12 Virginia Tech made the biggest jumps in the first Associated Press college football poll of the regular season while No. 4 Ohio State leapfrogged No. 5 Wisconsin after a week in which most off the top teams were unchallenged.

Alabama remained No. 1 with a blowout of Louisville, and No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Georgia held their spots in the poll released Tuesday. The Crimson Tide received 48 first-place votes, Clemson had 12 and Wisconsin had one. The Buckeyes are just four points ahead of the Badgers and only nine points ahead of No. 6 Oklahoma.

LSU, which was ranked No. 25 in the preseason, moved up 14 spots after beating Miami 33-17 in one of four games that matched ranked teams. The Hurricanes dropped from No. 8 to No. 22. Virginia Tech won 24-3 at Florida State and moved up eight spots.

The Seminoles fell out of the rankings after being 19th. Texas, which was No. 23 in the preseason poll, didn't receive any votes in the latest poll.

No. 4 Ohio State moved up a spot after scoring 77 points against Oregon State. Auburn jumped two spots to No. 7 after beating Washington.

The ninth-ranked Huskies dropped three places. No. 8 Notre Dame moved up four spots after beating Michigan, which fell from 14 to No. 21.

Week 2 College Football AP Top 25 Poll

1. Alabama (48 first-place votes), 1-0. 1 (Prev. Week)
2. Clemson (12), 1-0. 2
3. Georgia, 1-0. 3
4. Ohio State, 1-0. 5 
5. Wisconsin (1), 1-0. 5
6. Oklahoma, 1-0. 7  
7. Auburn, 1-0 . 9 
8. Notre Dame, 1-0. 12  
9. Washington, 0-1. 6
10. Stanford, 1-0 . 13 
11. LSU, 1-0. 25  
12. Virginia Tech, 1-0. 20  
13.Penn State, 1-0 . 10 
14. West Virginia, 1-0. 17 
15. Michigan State, 1-0. 11 
16. TCU, 1-0. 16 
17. Southern California, 1-0. 15  
18. Mississippi State, 1-0. 18  
19. UCF, 1-0. 21  
20. Boise State, 1-0. 22  
21. Michigan, 1-0. 14  
22. Miami, 1-0. 8 
23. Oregon, 1-0. 24 
24. South Carolina, 1-0. NR  
25. Florida, 1-0. NR

Others Receiving Votes: Utah, Oklahoma State, Boston College, Texas A&M, Northwestern, Maryland
Dropped Out: Florida State, Texas.

POLL POINTS

Alabama tied Ohio State for most appearances at No. 1 in the history of the AP college football poll, which started in 1936. Barring a historic upset, Alabama should break the record Sunday after playing Arkansas State on Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama -- 105 weeks at No. 1
Ohio State -- 105
Oklahoma -- 101
Notre Dame -- 98
Southern California -- 91
Florida State -- 72
Nebraska -- 70

CONFERENCE CALL

Week one was good for the Southeastern Conference, which went 13-1 including two victories against ACC opponents, one versus the Pac-12 and one against the Big 12. The SEC has seven teams ranked this week, the most for the conference since Oct. 16, 2016, when eight were ranked.

SEC -- 7
Big Ten -- 5
Pac-12 -- 4
ACC -- 3
Big 12 -- 3
American -- 1
Mountain West -- 1
Independent -- 1

 

Myreon Jones career night leads Penn State past Georgetown

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Myreon Jones career night leads Penn State past Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points as Penn State led by as many as 18 in an 81-66 victory over Georgetown Thursday night in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Jones scored 14 of the Nittany Lions first 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Penn State (3-0) jumped out to a 25-7 lead after a Myles Dread 3-pointer. Dread finished with 14 points while Lamar Stevens had 14 points and nine rebounds. Jones was 5 for 8 from beyond the arc.

Penn State shot 13 for 29 on 3-pointers while Georgetown made just four in 13 attempts. The Nittany Lions turned 21 Georgetown turnovers in 20 points.

Omer Yurtseven had 16 points and 10 rebounds to record his third straight double-double for Georgetown (2-1) after transferring from N.C. State. James Akinjo added 13 points for Georgetown, which never led in the second half.

Penn State picked up its first win in the last six meetings against Georgetown and got a road win against the Hoyas for the first time since 1972.

BIG PICTURE

Penn State: The Nittany Lions passed their first and only true road test before Big Ten play. Penn State will play Mississippi in the NIT Season Tipoff in Brooklyn on Nov. 27 before facing either Syracuse or Oklahoma State two days later.

Georgetown: Since Patrick Ewing took over in 2017, the Hoyas are just 1-3 against Power Five teams with one more shot at home against longtime-rival Syracuse on Dec. 14.

UP NEXT

Penn State: Has the weekend off before returning home to host Bucknell on Tuesday.

Georgetown: Hosts Georgia State on Sunday for the first time since 1997.

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Vanderbilt at Richmond: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Vanderbilt at Richmond: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Richmond got its season off on the right foot with an overtime win against St. Francis but faces some much stiffer competition Thursday night when it plays host to Vanderbilt (2-0) of the SEC.

The Commodores will play on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Virgnia after outscoring their first two opponents by a combined 23 points.

You can catch all the action at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.

How to watch Richmond vs. Vanderbilt:

Who: Richmond vs. Vanderbilt

When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington

Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington

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