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AP Top 25 poll: Michigan moves up to No. 12, Michigan State moves out

Posted: 2:09 PM, Oct 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 07:43:54-04
AP Top 25 poll: Michigan moves up to No. 12, Michigan State moves out

(AP) -- Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout the AP Top 25 , except in the first four spots.

Alabama stayed No. 1, with 59 first-place votes and Georgia remained No. 2. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Clemson each received a first-place vote from the media panel.

Notre Dame reached a season-high fifth after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Texas jumped 10 spots to No. 9 after beating Oklahoma. The Longhorns are in the top 10 for the first time since Sept. 19, 2010, when they reached No. 7.

No. 10 UCF has never been ranked higher during the regular season. The Knights, who have the nation's longest winning streak at 18 games, finished last season unbeaten and at No. 6.

The SEC's eight teams are the most by a conference since the SEC had eight on Oct. 16, 2016. The record for most teams in the AP Top 25 for one conference is 10 by the SEC on Sept. 8, 2015.

POLL POINTS
   For the first time this season, every unbeaten FBS team is ranked. After LSU, Oklahoma and Kentucky lost on Saturday, there are 11 undefeated teams left. The new unbeatens to join the rankings were both from the American Athletic Conference: No. 23 South Florida (5-0) and No. 25 Cincinnati (6-0).
   The Bulls finished each of the last two seasons ranked, but for the Bearcats 2018 has been a turnaround season for second-year coach Luke Fickell. Cincinnati is bowl eligible for the first time since 2015 and ranked for the first time since Oct. 14, 2012.
   Including UCF, the American has three ranked teams, as many as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 and Pac-12.
   Re-entering the rankings were No. 22 Texas A&M and No. 24 Mississippi State from the SEC.

OUT
   -- Stanford lost for the second straight week and dropped out for the first time this season.
   -- Michigan State's second loss sent it out of the rankings for the first time.
   -- Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State both lost for a second time and dropped out again after re-entering just last week.

CONFERENCE CALL
   SEC -- 8 teams (1, 2, 13, 14, 18, 21, 22, 24).
   Big Ten -- 4 (3, 8, 12, 14).
   ACC -- 3 (4, 16, 20).
   American -- 3 (10, 23, 25).
   Big 12 -- 3 (6, 9, 11).
   Pac-12 -- 3 (7, 17, 19).
   Independent -- 1 (5).

RANKED vs. RANKED
   No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU. The Bulldogs have had a smooth ride so far, but this is the first of three games in four weeks that will likely determine if they can repeat as SEC East champions.
   No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon. The Ducks get another chance to make a statement after fumbling away the Stanford game.
   No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan. The loser gets relegated from contender to playoff spoiler.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
                                                Record        Pts    Pvs
  1.  Alabama  (59)                  6-0      1,522      1
  2.  Georgia                            6-0      1,426      2
  3.  Ohio  St.  (1)                  6-0      1,420      3
  4.  Clemson  (1)                    6-0      1,331      4
  5.  Notre  Dame                      6-0      1,315      6
  6.  West  Virginia                5-0      1,174      9
  7.  Washington                      5-1      1,098    10
  8.  Penn  St.                          4-1      1,097    11
  9.  Texas                                5-1          956    19
10.  UCF                                    5-0          917    12
11.  Oklahoma                          5-1          879      7
12.  Michigan                          5-1          875    15
13.  LSU                                    5-1          794      5
14.  Florida                            5-1          719    22
15.  Wisconsin                        4-1          710    16
16.  Miami                                5-1          591    17
17.  Oregon                              4-1          505    18
18.  Kentucky                          5-1          485    13
19.  Colorado                          5-0          419    21
20.  NC  State                          5-0          342    23
21.  Auburn                              4-2          335      8
22.  Texas  A&M                4-2          257      -
23.  South  Florida                5-0          144      -
24.  Mississippi  St.            4-2          136      -
25.  Cincinnati                      6-0          114      -

Others receiving votes: Iowa 87, Stanford 59, Washington St. 46, San Diego St. 24, TCU 20, Appalachian St. 11, Utah 9, Utah 5, South Carolina 2, Hawaii 1.