Oklahoma is No. 1 in AP poll for 100th time

By RALPH D. RUSSO | September 11, 2011 | 12:50 PM EDT

Alabama head coach Nick Saban applauds his team after they scored a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Penn State, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NEW YORK (AP) — For the 100th time, Oklahoma is No. 1.

The Sooners reached a milestone in the history of The Associated Press college football poll without even playing. Oklahoma became the first team to hold the top ranking 100 times since the poll began 1936.

The Sooners will bring that No. 1 ranking into one of the biggest nonconference games of the season when they face No. 5 Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday.

Alabama reclaimed the No. 2 spot after a 27-11 victory at Penn State, flip-flopping with No. 3 LSU. Last week, the Tigers jumped the Tide. Boise State is No. 4.

Defending national champion Auburn moved back into the rankings at No. 21 after one of the wildest wins from one of the wildest days in college football in recent memory.