SALT LAKE CITY The Stanford Cardinal adamantly insisted its attention was on Utah and only on Utah, not on moving up in the rankings, a grueling upcoming schedule or even growing national-title talk.
The Cardinal wasn't caught daydreaming, just by surprise as the Utes halted Stanford's 13-game winning streak.
Utah relied on a steady dose of bubble screens to stun Stanford 27-21 on Saturday and knock the Cardinal from fifth to No. 13 in the latest poll.
Now, the Cardinal will try to regroup and move on.
"We don't have time to wallow," coach David Shaw said.
Especially not with this trifecta of teams looming on the schedule: No. 9 UCLA on Saturday, a trip to Oregon State and then a clash with second-ranked Oregon. Those figured to be the teams to potentially knock off the Cardinal (5-1, 3-1 Pacific-12 Conference).
Only these tenacious Utes nearly beat UCLA the week before. The Cardinal insisted it didn't overlook them.
"They're good," Shaw said. "They've always been good. They got us. They flat-out got us."
Shaw wasn't really in the mood to contemplate what this loss meant for the season, quickly dismissing talk about national-championship aspirations possibly being out the window.
"I don't care about (that)," he said. "I care about the next game we play. I don't care what the talking heads say, or where we're ranked. That stuff doesn't matter. We have games to play. At the end of the year, if we earn a bowl game, tell us where to go and we'll go play. It can't be our focus."
SEC has eight ranked teams The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in The Associated Press poll with eight.
Seven ranked teams lost Saturday, which shook up Sunday's poll. Michigan's loss dropped it out of the poll.
The top four remained unchanged, with No. 1 Alabama receiving 55 of 60 first-place votes. No. 2 is Oregon, followed by Clemson and Ohio State. Florida State moved up to No. 5 to set up a top-five matchup at Clemson on Saturday.
No. 24 Auburn moved into the rankings for the first time this season to join Alabama, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 14 Missouri, No. 15 Georgia and No. 22 Florida. Missouri jumped 11 spots after beating Georgia.
The record for most teams from one conference in a regular-season poll was seven, done many times, including this season by the SEC. The ACC and Big Ten also have had seven ranked teams in past seasons.
'Bama blowout not good enough Top-ranked Alabama had enough mistakes Saturday to concern coach Nick Saban.
The Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) steamrolled Kentucky 48-7, but only after an error-prone start featuring turnovers and dropped passes for the two-time defending champion.
The breakdowns in an otherwise stellar performance are causing Alabama to conduct a quality control review of the mistakes, focusing on improving execution.
"We made a lot of explosive plays," Saban said after outgaining Kentucky 668-170. "Everybody has to be accountable to do their role so we can be the best team we can be. We're improving, but there are things we need to continue to work on."AP TOP 25
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press expanded college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Saturday, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1
2. Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2
3. Clemson 6-0 1,352 3
4. Ohio State 6-0 1,330 4
5. Florida State 5-0 1,242 6
6. LSU 6-1 1,137 10
7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9
8. Louisville 6-0 1,077 8
9. UCLA 5-0 1,017 11
10. Miami 5-0 912 13
11. South Carolina 5-1 896 14
12. Baylor 5-0 849 15
13. Stanford 5-1 824 5
14. Missouri 6-0 749 25
15. Georgia 4-2 615 7
16. Texas Tech 6-0 590 20
17. Fresno State 5-0 383 21
18. Oklahoma 5-1 380 12
19. Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24
20. Washington 4-2 309 16
21. Oklahoma State 4-1 264 22
22. Florida 4-2 249 17
23. Northern Illinois 6-0 185 23
24. Auburn 5-1 156 NR
25. Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR
Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan State 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon State 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Arizona State 7, Northwestern 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.