The Insider: Four SEC West teams in AP top five
The SEC became the first conference to place four teams in the top five of the Associated Press top 25 poll, which was released Sunday. All four are from the West division. Mississippi State remained No. 1 after having a bye. The ACC's Florida St...
The SEC became the first conference to place four teams in the top five of the Associated Press top 25 poll, which was released Sunday.
All four are from the West division.
Mississippi State remained No. 1 after having a bye. The ACC’s Florida State held on to the No. 2 spot and is the only team in the top five not from the SEC West.
Mississippi stayed at No. 3. Alabama moved up three spots to No. 4 after routing Texas A&M 59-0. Auburn rounded out the top five by climbing a spot following a bye.
Notre Dame dropped two spots to No. 7 after losing to Florida State. Baylor fell eight places to No. 12 after losing at West Virginia.
A conference has placed three teams in the top five 30 times since 2001. The SEC did it 16 times since 2009 before this week’s unprecedented four teams.
Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Stanford fell out of the poll and were replaced by No. 22 West Virginia, No. 24 LSU and No. 25 UCLA.
sets NFL rushing record
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray set the NFL record for consecutive 100-yard rushing games with his seventh Sunday, breaking the mark held by Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown.
Murray, who left Sunday’s game in the second quarter with an apparent injury to his left foot, was back on the field in the third quarter and cleared the 100-yard mark early in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants.
Murray hobbled to the sideline in the second quarter after his 13th carry of the game. He had 73 yards, easily maintaining his NFL rushing lead.
On the next play, quarterback Tony Romo tied the game 14-all spinning away from the pass rush for a touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrance Williams in the back of the end zone.
Robinson says he
broke up Harvin fight
Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, now an analyst with NFL Network, revealed on Sunday that he was the one who broke up the fight between wide receivers Percy Harvin and Golden Tate.
The Seahawks traded Harvin to the New York Jets for a fourth round draft pick on Friday. Reports surfaced Saturday that Harvin had physical altercations with players and was a destructive force in the Seattle locker room.
It was reported that Harvin gave Tate a black eye during a fight before the Super Bowl earlier this year. Tate now plays for the Detroit Lions.
Robinson, who played for the Seahawks last season, told NFL Network that he intervened in the fight.
Robinson confirmed that the fight occurred one day before the game, in which Seattle routed the Denver Broncos 43-8.
- Reuters/Staff reports