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Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th

UNDATED (AP) — Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues.

Even No. 1 Alabama. The defending national champion Crimson Tide remained an overwhelming No. 1 after holding on to beat Florida 31-29, Alabama’s closest margin of victory during its current 17-game winning streak. The Tide received 59 of 62 first-place votes.

No. 2 Georgia, which had no problem with South Carolina, received the other three first-place votes. No. 3 Oregon moved up a spot and No. 4 Oklahoma slipped one after a close victory over Nebraska. Iowa was No. 5 for a second straight week.

At No. 6, Penn State has its best ranking since the Nittany Lions were fifth on Nov. 3, 2019. Penn State beat Auburn on Saturday night to give it two victories against ranked teams, along with Wisconsin.

No. 9 Clemson and No. 10 Ohio State both won Saturday, but neither looked typically dominant. The Tigers managed only 14 points against Georgia Tech and the Buckeyes struggled defensively before pulling away late against winless Tulsa.

The last time Clemson and Ohio State were both ranked below No. 8 was Nov. 2, 2014, when Ohio State was 13th and Clemson was 19th.


Browns’ Jarvis Landry hurts knee against Texans

UNDATED (AP) — Wide receiver Jarvis Landry has left the Cleveland Browns’ game against Houston with a knee injury.

Landry was injured making a 9-yard catch on Cleveland’s second offensive play. He was examined in the sideline medical tent before being escorted to the locker room.

Landry is in his fourth season with the Browns. He had 72 catches for 840 yards and three touchdowns last season. Landry has caught at least two passes in 111 consecutive games, the fourth longest streak in NFL history.

In other NFL news:

— Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) was carted off the sideline during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against Buffalo with a rib injury. He was hit by Buffalo’s A.J. Epenesa on the final play of Miami’s second series. Tagovailoa was sacked twice on Miami’s first series, then took the big hit from Epenesa in the next series. Jacoby Brissett went into the game as Tagovailoa’s replacement.

— Chicago quarterback Andy Dalton left the Bears’ game against Cincinnati late in the first half with a knee injury. Rookie Justin Fields led the Bears on their final possession of the half. Dalton played his first nine seasons with the Bengals and made three Pro Bowls. He spent last year with Dallas and led the Cowboys to a win at Cincinnati.

— Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt left Pittsburgh’s game against the Raiders in the second quarter with a groin injury. Watt is the fourth Pittsburgh defensive starter to go down with an injury. Cornerback Joe Haden and inside linebacker Devin Bush are inactive with groin injuries and defensive tackle Tyson Alualu left in the first quarter with a significant left ankle injury.


Arihara designated for assignment by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Kohei Arihara has been designed for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who signed the Japanese pitcher to a two-year contract last winter.

Sunday’s move before the series finale against the Chicago White Sox cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for the Rangers to reinstate right-hander Mike Foltynewicz from the COVID-related injury list.

Arihara is 2-4 with a 6.64 ERA in 10 starts this season. He has made three starts since returning from the injured list after having surgery in May for an aneurysm in his throwing shoulder. He has made three starts since being activated from the IL on Sept. 1, giving up six runs in four-plus innings Wednesday against Houston.

Texas could assign Arihara outright to the minors if he clears waivers.