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ALAMEDA, Calif. Custom Muggsy Bogues Jersey . -- Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith, whose raised-fist salute on the medal stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics was seen as a flash point in the civil rights movement, will light the Al Davis torch in memory of the late Oakland Raiders owner before Monday nights game at Mexico Citys Estadio Azteca against the Houston Texans.The torch is lit before every game, and this time, it will shine in Mexico City. It will only be Smiths second trip to Mexico City since those 1968 Summer Games, and he will travel with the team on its flight there.This is a very, very historic moment for me, Smith told on Wednesday. To do it for the Raiders, I have a lot of respect for the things that they do. The Raiders have always been out in front in terms of change. They were always called a renegade team. But look what the renegade team brought to light.Tom Flores was the first Latino head coach to win a Super Bowl, with the Raiders. The team also hired the first African-American coach in Art Shell, as well as the first female CEO in Amy Trask.This feels like its come full circle, Smith said.Raiders owner Mark Davis said that Smith lighting the torch in Mexico City was not a move motivated by politics, but rather, he said, Smith was a hero of his since his protest 48 years ago.When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists, it touched me, Davis said. A 13-year-old kid growing up in the Bay Area, which was a hotbed of all kinds of things. We had Peoples Park. The Black Panthers. The Hells Angels. Berkeley had Telegraph Avenue and San Francisco had the Haight. So it was a hotbed of social activism, and then there was the war in Vietnam.It felt like it was the right time and the right moment and it fell in place. It was awesome, and it will always be a moment that will stick with me.Davis asked Smith this spring to light the torch in memory of his father. The torch has been lit by former players -- including Bo Jackson, Jim Plunkett and Hall of Famers Marcus Allen, Howie Long and John Madden -- representatives of military branches and local law enforcement, as well as actress Ann-Margret, who is family friend.Smith, who ran track at San Jose State and played briefly in the AFL as a receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969, has come back into the spotlight in recent weeks with the likes of Colin Kaepernicks protest during the national anthem.Athletes using the First Amendment to voice their opinion for social change, Smith said, has come a long way.I had a responsibility, Smith said, and I still do. To do this for someone like Al Davis and the Raiders is the pinnacle of what I believe in. Cheap Hornets Jerseys . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. Custom Hornets Jersey China . 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They meet in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday in a game with Big Ten and national championship implications.Clemson is No. 4, and No. 5 Wisconsin gives the Big Ten three of the first five for the first time since Nov. 7, 1960, when Minnesota was No. 1, Ohio State was No. 3 and Iowa was No. 5.Louisville dropped eight spots to No. 11 after getting trounced by Houston, which jumped in at No. 18.---POLL POINTSThe 113th meeting of Michigan and Ohio State will mark the 11th time the rivals will both be ranked in the top five and the first since 2006, when they had their only 1-2 matchup. The Buckeyes won that game 42-39 in Columbus to earn a spot in the BCS title game.- Alabamas Nick Saban won his 41st game while coaching a No. 1 team, passing Ohio States Woody Hayes and Florida States Bobby Bowden for the most victories with a top-ranked squad.INHouston began the season ranked No. 15 and made its way to No. 6 as it started 5-0. Losses to Navy and SMU knocked the Cougars from the rankings, but they surged back in after beating the Cardinals 36-10 at home. Those conference losses will keep Houston out of the American Athletic Conference championship game, but the Cougars are the AACs only ranked team this week.- Tennessee moved back in at No. 24.OUT- Troys first appearance in the rankings last a week. Thee Trojans dropped out after losing to Arkansas State . Cheap Custom Hornets Jersey. - San Diego State again spent just one week in rankings. Since 1977, the Aztecs are 0-4 as a ranked team.UP- No. 13 Florida moved up eight spots after narrowly slipping past LSU with a late goal-line stand.- No. 9 Colorado, No. 10 Oklahoma State and No. 12 USC all moved up three spots.DOWN- No. 19 West Virginia fell nine spots after losing to Oklahoma .- No. 21 Utah dropped 10 spots after a last-second loss to Oregon .CONFERNCE CALLSEC -- 6Pac-12 -- 5Big Ten -- 5ACC -- 3Big 12 -- 3American -- 1MAC -- 1Mountain West -- 1RANKED VS. RANKEDNo. 16 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide have already clinched the SEC West and could likely lose and still make the playoff.No. 3 Michigan at No. 3 Ohio State. Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer II.No. 6 Washington at No. 23 Washington State, Friday. The Apple Cup will decide the Pac-12 North.No. 21 Utah at No. 9 Colorado. The Buffs win the Pac-12 South with a victory. A loss gives the division to USC.No. 13 Florida at No. 15 Florida State. The Gators and Seminoles both still have hopes to score a major bowl bid.No. 22 Texas A&M at No. 25 LSU. Beating the Aggies helped Les Miles save his job -- temporarily as it turned out -- last year. Can another LSU victory against A&M help Ed Orgeron keep coaching the Tigers?---Follow Ralph D. Russo at . More AP college football: and ' ' '