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A&M jumps 12 spots to No. 9 in Top 25

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NEW YORK (AP) Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs.

The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21.

The top four in the rankings are unchanged: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma.


Kelly: 5 banned Irish players still out

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says there is no change in the status of five players who were investigated by the university for possible cheating.

Kelly said Tuesday the status of those five players could change quickly if he receives word they are eligible to play. Kelly said last week that the investigation is complete and the cases were in the hands of the school's code of honor committee.


Louisville stifles Miami, wins ACC debut

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Bobby Petrino watched his offense come together, and also enjoyed a solid performance for his defense. The opening of the Petrino sequel at Louisville doubled as one successful ACC debut for the Cardinals.

Dominique Brown had a 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian scored on a 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth, leading Louisville to a 31-13 victory over Miami on Monday night.


Gamecocks RB Davis should play Saturday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says injured tailback Mike Davis has received treatment on his bruised ribs the past few days and is likely to see action Saturday night when the 21st-ranked Gamecocks take on East Carolina.

Davis hurt himself in the loss to Texas A&M last week. Spurrier thought his 1,000-yard rusher would be "sort of doubtful" to play this week. But the coach said Tuesday it was looking like Davis would be well enough to play.


Vols starting LT Gilliam out for season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Sunday during a 38-7 victory over Utah State.

Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and former walk-on from Knoxville, had been placed on scholarship after spring practice and had opened the year as Tennessee's starting left tackle. His injury creates more adversity for an offensive line that already was replacing all of last year's starters, including Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Ja'Wuan James.


3 marquee games for Big Ten this week

(AP) -- It's a marquee week for the Big Ten.

Michigan State visits Oregon, Michigan goes to Notre Dame and Ohio State hosts Virginia Tech. The three high-profile matchups give the conference a good chance to make a statement early in the season, which may be more important than ever with the new playoff format.


Texas QB Ash out vs. BYU with dizziness

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

Ash took several hard hits to the head in the 38-7 win, but head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that Ash showed no symptoms during the game. Ash called staff to report his symptoms about 90 minutes after the game ended, and the medical staff brought him in for evaluation.


Baylor's Petty: 2 cracked bones in back

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has two cracked small bones in his back.

Petty had an MRI on Monday, a day after taking an early shot to his back and playing only the first half of the 10th-ranked Bears' season-opening 45-0 win over SMU.


Saban: No. 2 Alabama's QB job still open

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) The Alabama quarterback competition continues, even though the opener was all Blake Sims.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that the battle for the No. 1 spot remains open between first-game starter Sims and Jake Coker, who mostly watched the second-ranked Alabama's 33-23 win over West Virginia from the sidelines. Expect Coker to get his first significant action Saturday against Florida Atlantic.


Seminoles WR Wilson back, LB Casher iffy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State's Chris Casher remained listed as the starting outside linebacker on Monday's depth chart, but coach Jimbo Fisher said his status remains unknown.

Fisher said the Seminoles are waiting for further information on the sophomore.

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