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Breaking down the AP college football poll after Week 2 of the regular season.



MAKING A STATEMENT: Arkansas took the plunge. The Razorbacks went from eighth to out of the rankings after a 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night in Little Rock.


To make matters worse for the Razorbacks, star quarterback Tyler Wilson was knocked out of the game with a possible concussion. And, oh by the way, Arkansas hosts Alabama on Saturday.


The Crimson Tide held firm to the stop spot in the rankings, followed by Southern California, LSU and Oregon. The top 10 was virtually unchanged, except for Arkansas.




MOVING UP: Collin Klein and Kansas State are demanding to be taken seriously — again.


Klein accounted for four touchdowns in a 52-13 victory over Miami in Manhattan, Kan. The rout moved them up six spots in the AP Top 25 to No. 15.




MOVING DOWN: All the teams that moved down, also moved out. Joining Arkansas, were Wisconsin, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.


All three lost on the road, though none in a more startling fashion than the Badgers.




IN AND OUT: No. 22 UCLA and No. 23 Tennessee are back in the rankings for the first time in four years.


No. 24 Arizona returned for the first time since November 2010 and No. 25 BYU is in the Top 25 for the first time since the final 2009 poll.


UCLA and Arizona rounded out a solid Saturday for the Pac-12 by winning big nonconference games with powerful offensive displays for their new coaches.




FROM THE ARCHIVES: The four teams that fell out of the poll all had become mainstays in recent years.


Nebraska had a streak of 37 straight AP Top appearances. Wisconsin's streak of 36 straight appearances was snapped. Arkansas was on a 34-poll streak and Oklahoma State had been in the last 29 straight polls.


Respectively, they were the fourth, fifth, sixth and 10th longest current streaks heading into this weekend.

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