WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Of the five states with the highest percentage of adults lacking health insurance, only Arkansas has set up an insurance exchange, a poll indicated Friday.
LSU jumps three spots in latest AP poll
Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:30

Staff and wire reports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- After shutting down Johnny Manziel and the Aggies in a 34-10 win, LSU now finds itself at No. 15 in the Associated Press rankings.

A&M dropped 10 spots, the most precipitous fall in the top 25 this week.

The two national championship frontrunners -- Alabama and Florida State -- remain unchanged at the top. Baylor, the former No. 3 team, dropped to No. 9 after a loss to Oklahoma State.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov.

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LSU falls to No. 18 in AP poll
Sunday, 10 November 2013 12:30

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- LSU has dropped eight spots after the team's 38-17 loss in Tuscaloosa to Alabama.

Alabama remains No. 1 in the poll, receiving 56 first-place votes from the media panel. But the other national championship contenders right behind Alabama took advantage of Oregon's loss to Stanford on Thursday night and moved up.

Florida State moves to No. 2 in the AP poll, the Seminoles' best ranking since 2000.

Florida State got the other three first-place votes.

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LSU jumps one spot to No. 10 in AP poll
Sunday, 03 November 2013 11:30

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- No. 3 Florida State gains ground on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in The Associated Press college football poll, earning four more first-place votes than it did last week.

The Seminoles are coming off another easy victory against a previously unbeaten rival. Florida State beat Miami 41-14 on Saturday night and received six-first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Last month the Seminoles handed Clemson its first loss.

Alabama remains No. 1 with 52 first-place votes, three less than last week.

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LSU up to No. 11 in AP poll
Sunday, 27 October 2013 12:00

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Baylor climbs to No. 5 in The Associated Press college football poll, the best ranking for the Bears in 60 years.

The top four teams in the rankings all put on impressive displays Saturday and hold their spots Sunday.

No. 1 Alabama received 55 first-place votes after beating Tennessee 45-10. No. 2 Oregon got three first-place votes following a 42-14 victory against UCLA. No. 3 Florida State pounded North Carolina State 49-17 and drew two first-place votes from the media panel.

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ObamaCare gives incumbent Dems the jitters
Saturday, 26 October 2013 12:45

The Affordable Care Act is casting a shadow over Democrats’ chances in Senate battleground states, putting pressure on vulnerable Senate Democrats to distance themselves from the law’s clumsy rollout.

Five vulnerable Democratic incumbents who this week called for extending the law’s enrollment period and delaying penalties for not signing up on time come from states where voters hold unfavorable views of the law.

Some Democratic strategists, however, argue the issue is not as potent as Republicans think and predict it could boomerang on conservatives who have pushed for a full repeal of the law without offering detailed proposals to replace it.
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LSU up to No. 6 in AP poll
Sunday, 13 October 2013 11:15

Associated Press

LSU jumped several spots to No. 6 in the latest AP poll after a win over Florida on Saturday.

Things weren't shaken up at the top. The top four teams in the country remained at their positions.

You can see the full poll below.

Rank Team Points Previous Rank
1. Alabama 1495 1
2. Oregon 1438 2
3. Clemson 1352 3
4. Ohio State 1330 4
5. Florida State 1242 6
6. LSU 1137 10
7. Texas A&M 1105 9
8. Louisville 1077 8
9. UCLA 1017 11

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LSU stays at No. 10 in AP poll
Sunday, 06 October 2013 12:50

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- For the fourth straight week, the top five teams in The Associated Press college football poll are unchanged, led by No. 1 Alabama.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes after an easy victory and No. 2 Oregon received the other five after its latest blowout. Clemson is No. 3, followed by Ohio State and Stanford.

The Buckeyes and Cardinal were both tested Saturday night and stayed unbeaten. Ohio State rallied to win at Northwestern, 40-30.

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LSU slips to No. 10 in AP poll
Sunday, 29 September 2013 12:10

Associated Press

Notre Dame has dropped out of The Associated Press college football poll after losing its second game of the season, and Arizona State moved in after the Sun Devils' win prompted Southern California to fire coach Lane Kiffin.

Alabama remained No. 1 as the top five held their spots for the third consecutive week. The Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes, and No. 2 Oregon got the rest from the media panel, one more than last week.

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