Alabama tops AP poll for record 106th time

Crimson Tide surpasses Ohio State for record

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Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls out against Arkansas State Red at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sept. 8, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama once again is atop The Associated Press college football poll, breaking Ohio State's record with its 106th overall appearance.

The Crimson Tide received a season-high 54 first-place votes in the poll released Sunday, sticking at No. 1 ahead of No. 2 Clemson.

Alabama beat Arkansas State 57-7 at home Saturday for its second win of the season, while Clemson held on for a 28-26 victory at Texas A&M on Saturday night to also move to 2-0.

The Buckeyes, who held their No. 4 spot this week, have topped the poll 105 times since it began in 1936.

No. 3 Georgia also held its spot, while Oklahoma moved to No. 5, leapfrogging No. 6 Wisconsin.

Behind Alabama and Ohio State, the next most appearances atop the AP poll belong to Oklahoma with 101, Notre Dame with 98 and Southern California with 91.

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