LSU, Alabama clear 1 and 2 in AP poll

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The voters in The Associated Press college football poll are clear on which two teams they believe are the best in the country.

LSU is the unanimous No. 1 for a third consecutive week and Alabama received all the second-place votes for a second straight week.

The SEC West powers are on course for a rematch in the BCS championship game on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.

Oklahoma State moves up to No. 3 on an off week, taking advantage of Arkansas' tumble from No. 3 to No. 6 after the Razorbacks lost 41-17 at LSU on Friday.

Stanford is No. 4, just five points behind Oklahoma State. Virginia Tech is No. 5.