Michigan State jumps to No. 14 in AP Top 25 Poll

NEW YORK (AP) - Florida State is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, the Seminoles' best ranking since 2000.

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

Florida State got the other three first-place votes. Ohio State is No. 3, followed closely by Baylor. Stanford is fifth. Oregon dropped to No. 6.

The BCS standings, which do not take into account the AP poll, will be released Sunday night and are expected to have a similar order.

Notre Dame and Texas Tech drop out of the rankings after losses and No. 23 Texas and No. 25 Georgia move back in.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 9, 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  (56)                      9-0      1,472      1
  2.  Florida  St.  (3)                9-0      1,418      3
  3.  Ohio  St.                              9-0      1,310      4
  4.  Baylor                                  8-0      1,303      5
  5.  Stanford                              8-1      1,272      6
  6.  Oregon                                  8-1      1,139      2
  7.  Auburn                                  9-1      1,109      7
  8.  Clemson                                8-1      1,049      8
  9.  Missouri                              9-1      1,012      9
10.  Texas  A&M                            8-2          909    11
11.  South  Carolina                  7-2          857    13
12.  Oklahoma  St.                      8-1          780    15
13.  UCLA                                      7-2          669    16
14.  Michigan  St.                      8-1          633    18
15.  UCF                                        7-1          596    19
16.  Fresno  St.                          9-0          588    17
17.  Wisconsin                            7-2          503    21
18.  LSU                                        7-3          470    10
19.  Louisville                          8-1          467    20
20.  N.  Illinois                        9-0          396    22
21.  Arizona  St.                        7-2          362    23
22.  Oklahoma                              7-2          285    12
23.  Texas                                    7-2          185    NR
24.  Miami                                    7-2          121    14
25.  Georgia                                6-3            78    NR

Others receiving votes: Mississippi 68, Minnesota 60, Nebraska 16, Duke 11, Southern Cal 10, Washington 9, Ball St. 7, Virginia Tech 5, BYU 3, Notre Dame 2, Houston 1.

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