Michigan State climbs to No. 18 in AP Top 25

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

The Seminoles were 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 remained No. 1 with 52 first-place votes, three less than last week. Oregon received two first-place votes, a loss of one for the Ducks.

Miami's dropped seven spot to 14th after its first loss.

Notre Dame moved back into the rankings at No. 24 and Michigan fell out after losing to Michigan State. The Spartans advanced six spots to 18th.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total 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  (52)                    8-0      1,491      1
  2.  Oregon  (2)                        8-0      1,418      2
  3.  Florida  St.  (6)              8-0      1,409      3
  4.  Ohio  St.                            9-0      1,315      4
  5.  Baylor                                7-0      1,234      5
  6.  Stanford                            7-1      1,214      6
  7.  Auburn                                8-1      1,082      8
  8.  Clemson                              8-1      1,059      9
  9.  Missouri                            8-1          956    10
10.  LSU                                      7-2          863    11
11.  Texas  A&M                          7-2          861    12
12.  Oklahoma                            7-1          816    13
13.  South  Carolina                7-2          769    14
14.  Miami                                  7-1          737      7
15.  Oklahoma  St.                    7-1          662    18
16.  UCLA                                    6-2          515    17
17.  Fresno  St.                        8-0          493    16
18.  Michigan  St.                    8-1          478    24
19.  UCF                                      6-1          472    19
20.  Louisville                        7-1          385    20
21.  Wisconsin                          6-2          342    22
22.  N.  Illinois                      9-0          322    21
23.  Arizona  St.                      6-2          197    25
24.  Notre  Dame                        7-2          164    NR
25.  Texas  Tech                        7-2          102    15

Others receiving votes: Texas 34, Georgia 32, BYU 28, Mississippi 17, Houston 9, Minnesota 7, Michigan 6, Washington 6, Ball St. 4, Duke 1.

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