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USF, Pitt among six teams to enter AP Top 25

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South Florida and Pittsburgh were among six teams to enter The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, matching a record for the Top 25 era.

USF and Pitt are tied for No. 24. No. 17 Stanford, No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 20 Navy and No. 22 Iowa also entered the rankings in the second-to-last regular-season poll.

This is the fourth time six teams entered the rankings in one week since 1989, when the AP poll expanded to include 25 teams. It's the latest in a season that this many teams were new to the Top 25.

Eleven ranked teams lost during Thanksgiving weekend, five to unranked teams. That's the most ranked teams to lose in a single week since Oct. 4, 2014.

Utah, Houston, Boise State, Texas A&M, Washington State and Tennessee fell out of the poll with losses.

Alabama remained a unanimous No. 1, and Ohio State was No. 2. Clemson moved up a spot to No. 3, and Washington jumped two to No. 4. Michigan dropped two places to fifth after its double-overtime loss to Ohio State.

No. 6 Wisconsin was followed by Oklahoma, Penn State, Colorado and USC.

The Big Ten leads the way with six ranked teams, while the ACC has five and the SEC and Pac-12 each have four.

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