After surviving Manziel, 'Bama remains No. 1 - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

After surviving Manziel, 'Bama remains No. 1

Posted: Updated:
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Themes for WaterFire Sharon announced

    Themes for WaterFire Sharon announced

    SHARON, Pa. - WaterFire Sharon will return this summer to the Shenango River. The three big events will have several themes.  The theme on July 19th will be "Elements", August 23rd's theme will be "Origins"More >>
    SHARON, Pa. - WaterFire Sharon will return this summer to the Shenango River. The three big events will have several themes.  The theme on July 19th will be "Elements", August 23rd's theme will be "Origins"More >>
  • Hundreds expected to help with clean up of Dave Grohl Alley

    Hundreds expected to help with clean up of Dave Grohl Alley

    WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.From noon until 4More >>
    WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in a clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.More >>
  • Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads

    Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads

    LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County.  Vehicles are often using the same lanes as Amish buggies and localMore >>
    LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County.More >>

By RALPH D. RUSSO

AP College Football Writer

Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 2 of the regular season.

___

ALL CLEAR UNTIL NOVEMBER. Now that Alabama has survived its latest meeting with Johnny Manziel, and for coach Nick Saban's sake it will be the last time he'll ever have to worry about Johnny Football, the Crimson Tide are set to settle into an accommodating slice of schedule as the No. 1 team in the country.

The Tide remained top ranked in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after a wild 49-42 victory against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Alabama received all but one of the 60 first-place votes from the media panel and the rest of the top five was unchanged this week, with Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. The Ducks got a first-place vote.

Texas A&M slipped four spots to No. 10.

The Tide return home to play former offensive coordinator Jim McElwain and his Colorado State team on Saturday in the first of six games in six weeks - five at home - in which Alabama will be a heavy favorite.

After dealing with the Rams (1-2) from the Mountain West, No. 21 Mississippi comes to Tuscaloosa to face the Tide. The Rebels run an up-tempo offense similar to Texas A&M, but quarterback Bo Wallace is no Manziel. Still, Ole Miss looks like the Tide's biggest challenge over the next month and a half.

After that for the Tide, it's Georgia State to get some work for the third string, a road trip to Kentucky and home games against Tennessee and Arkansas.

Then the Tide gets a week off before No. 6 LSU comes to Tuscaloosa.

So, yes, another college football season spent waiting for Alabama to play LSU.

___

OUTTA HERE. Nebraska's latest humbling loss - 41-21 at home to UCLA - dropped the Cornhuskers out of the rankings for the first time this season.

The Huskers' struggle to regain elite status has been a running theme for a decade. Coach Bo Pelini has done a good job guiding the program out of the misguided Bill Callahan era. Pelini is 50-21 since taking over in 2008 and 29-11 in conference. That's good stuff. But Nebraska hasn't won a conference title and hasn't finished ranked in the top 10 during Pelini's tenure. The Huskers seem to be stuck in fourth gear. Good enough to beat most teams and go to good bowls, but unable to be what they were for decades under Tom Osborne: a national championship contender.

To put some poll perspective on Nebraska's fall from grace, from 1981-2002 the Huskers were ranked in a record 348 consecutive AP Top 25s. Since then, there have been only two seasons in which Nebraska has been ranked wire-to-wire and its best finish in the rankings was 14th in 2009.

___

MOVING UP. Ole Miss moved up four spots after its 44-23 victory against Texas. Sure the Longhorns are reeling. And the Rebels' other impressive victory came against a Vanderbilt team that is 1-2.

But there is plenty to be optimistic about for Ole Miss fans. Whatever flaws Texas and Vandy have, the only other team in the country with two victories away from home against teams from BCS automatic-qualifying conferences is Alabama. And one of the Tide's victories was at a neutral site. Ole Miss won two true road games.

___

MOVING DOWN. More often than not, the letdown theory for college football teams is a bit contrived. Win a big game, play an inferior opponent the next week, and inevitably the coach and players are asked about guarding against a letdown. Usually, it's a stretch.

Then Michigan comes along and gives credence to the theory. The Wolverines, coming off a victory against Notre Dame last week, fell four spots in the latest rankings to No. 15 after needing a last-second goal line stand to beat Akron 28-24. The Zips have not beaten an FBS team since 2010.

"We almost lost to Akron, no disrespect to Akron," said Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner, who had four turnovers.

___

MOVING IN: No. 23 Arizona State moved into the rankings this week after beating Wisconsin 32-30 at home. The Badgers were in position for a mid-range field goal to take the lead in the final seconds, but never got the play off after awkwardly trying to center the ball and some odd - to say the least - officiating. The Badgers dropped four spots to No. 24.

Texas Tech debuted at No. 25 after beating TCU and knocking the Horned Frogs from the rankings in another game in which the officials took some heat for unusual calls.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • YSU NewsMore>>

  • YSU Press Release

    Wright State sweeps YSU softball

    Wright State sweeps YSU softball

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown State softball team tallied just eight hits on the day and dropped a pair of Horizon League games to Wright State, 5-3 and 2-0, on Friday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins, who fall to 21-19 overall and 6-6 in the Horizon League, could not capitalize on six Wright State errors and left nine runners stranded on base in the opener.After scoring an unearned run in the top of the second inning, Wright State (13-26, 8-4 Horizon League), added two in...More >>
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown State softball team tallied just eight hits on the day and dropped a pair of Horizon League games to Wright State, 5-3 and 2-0, on Friday afternoon at the YSU Softball Field.The Penguins, who fall to 21-19 overall and 6-6 in the Horizon League, could not capitalize on six Wright State errors and left nine runners stranded on base in the opener.After scoring an unearned run in the top of the second inning, Wright State (13-26, 8-4 Horizon League), added two in...More >>
  • YSU Press Release

    Oakland evens series with the Penguins

    Oakland evens series with the Penguins

    NILES, Ohio - Three Oakland pitchers combined to limit the Youngstown State baseball team to three hits, and the Golden Grizzlies evened the three-game series with a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Friday evening at Eastwood Field.Oakland starter Tim Koons went seven innings and allowed an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine batters. Collin Gee and Logan Sparkman both retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. The Penguins were held...More >>
    NILES, Ohio - Three Oakland pitchers combined to limit the Youngstown State baseball team to three hits, and the Golden Grizzlies evened the three-game series with a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Friday evening at Eastwood Field.Oakland starter Tim Koons went seven innings and allowed an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine batters. Collin Gee and Logan Sparkman both retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. The Penguins were held...More >>
  • YSU Press Release

    Penguins battle back for 5-4 walk-off win over Oakland

    Penguins battle back for 5-4 walk-off win over Oakland

    NILES, Ohio - Kris Moules singled home Kevin Hix with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Youngstown State baseball team to a come-from-behind walk-off 5-4 win over Oakland on Thursday night at Eastwood Field.YSU (7-23 overall and 2-7 in the Horizon League) trailed on three different occasions before Moules's heroics in the ninth. The Golden Grizzlies (6-20 and 1-9) led 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3, but each time the Guins were able to rally.After working out a jam in the top of the ninth as OU stran...More >>
    NILES, Ohio - Kris Moules singled home Kevin Hix with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Youngstown State baseball team to a come-from-behind walk-off 5-4 win over Oakland on Thursday night at Eastwood Field.YSU (7-23 overall and 2-7 in the Horizon League) trailed on three different occasions before Moules's heroics in the ninth. The Golden Grizzlies (6-20 and 1-9) led 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3, but each time the Guins were able to rally.After working out a jam in the top of the ninth as OU stran...More >>
  • Around the WebMore>>

  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn't need another black president.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1kIkFmQ ) the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday to fire science teacher Gil Voigt.Voigt didn't immediately return a call for comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him.Voigt, who is white, says what he actually told the teen was th...More >>
    CINCINNATI (AP) - An Ohio teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn't need another black president.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1kIkFmQ ) the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 on Thursday to fire science teacher Gil Voigt.Voigt didn't immediately return a call for comment Friday but has said the student misquoted him.Voigt, who is white, says what he actually told the teen was th...More >>
  • 13-1/2 pound boy born at southeastern Pa. hospital

    13-1/2 pound boy born at southeastern Pa. hospital

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:54:06 GMT
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) - A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital.Officials at Delaware County Memorial Hospital say Brian and Danielle Dwyer's son born Monday is the largest baby they can recall there.Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer tipped the scales at 13 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces.The couple loved the "Where's Waldo?" books as children, so that's where they got their son's first name.Brian Dwyer said the middle name Mysterious is because Waldo was ...More >>
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. (AP) - A woman has given birth to a more than 13-pound baby at a southeastern Pennsylvania hospital.Officials at Delaware County Memorial Hospital say Brian and Danielle Dwyer's son born Monday is the largest baby they can recall there.Waldo James Mysterious Dwyer tipped the scales at 13 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces.The couple loved the "Where's Waldo?" books as children, so that's where they got their son's first name.Brian Dwyer said the middle name Mysterious is because Waldo was ...More >>
  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:44:23 GMT
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in...More >>
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms