NEW YORK — Baylor climbed to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll, the best ranking for the Bears in 60 years.
The top four teams in the rankings all put on impressive displays Saturday and held their spots.
No. 1 Alabama received 55 first-place votes after beating Tennessee. No. 2 Oregon got three first-place votes following a victory against UCLA. No. 3 Florida State pounded North Carolina State and drew two first-place votes from the media panel. No. 4 Ohio State handed Penn State its worst loss in more than a century.
Baylor beat Kansas and moved up a spot after Missouri took its first loss. The only higher ranking for the Bears came in November 1953 when they were No. 3. Baylor lost three of its final four games that season and finished unranked.