TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama remained No. 1 in the USA Today coaches poll, but lost a first-place vote following its 52-0 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 SEC) lost a first-place vote to Oregon, who had four, while Florida State moved from fifth to third and earned the other.
The USA Today poll represents one-third of the BCS standings formula. The first BCS standings will be released later today. All projections have Alabama in the top spot.
The Tide also held onto the top spot in the Associated Press poll with 55 first-place votes. Oregon (3), Florida State (2), Ohio State and Missouri round out the top five.
The Associated Press poll has no affect on the BCS standings.