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Michigan State moves up a spot in AP Top 25, Michigan moves out

Michigan State moves up a spot in AP Top 25, Michigan moves out
Posted at 2:06 PM, Nov 19, 2017

(AP) -- The top nine teams in The Associated Press college football poll have held onto their spots, led by No. 1 Alabama. Northwestern and Boise State moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season.

A Saturday with few surprises and a lot of blowouts produced mostly expected ranking results heading into what figures to be an intriguing final two weeks of the season. Alabama, top ranked since the preseason, received 58 first-place votes on Sunday. No. 2 Miami received three first-place votes.

Oklahoma is No. 3, Clemson is No. 4 and Wisconsin is No. 5. Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and TCU round out the top 10.

There was some shuffling at the bottom of the rankings, with Michigan, North Carolina State and West Virginia dropping out after losses. Northwestern, which has won six straight, is No. 23, and Boise State is No. 25. Virginia Tech returned to the rankings at No. 24.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 18, 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  (58)                11-0      1,522      1
  2.  Miami  (3)                      10-0      1,433      2
  3.  Oklahoma                        10-1      1,370      3
  4.  Clemson                          10-1      1,355      4
  5.  Wisconsin                      11-0      1,328      5
  6.  Auburn                              9-2      1,203      6
  7.  Georgia                          10-1      1,157      7
  8.  Ohio  St.                          9-2      1,064      8
  9.  Notre  Dame                      9-2      1,023      9
10.  TCU                                    9-2          906    11
11.  Southern  Cal                10-2          891    12
12.  Penn  St.                          9-2          888    13
13.  UCF                                  10-0          833    14
14.  Washington  St.              9-2          697    15
15.  Washington                      9-2          613    16
16.  Mississippi  St.            8-3          573    17
17.  Memphis                            9-1          496    18
18.  Oklahoma  St.                  8-3          422    10
19.  LSU                                    8-3          415    21
20.  Stanford                          8-3          407    20
21.  Michigan  St.                  8-3          366    22
22.  South  Florida                9-1          247    23
23.  Northwestern                  8-3          232      -
24.  Virginia  Tech                8-3          136      -
25.  Boise  St.                        9-2          96      -

Others receiving votes: Michigan 49, Iowa St. 47, South Carolina 30, NC State 9, San Diego St. 8, Wake Forest 7, Texas A&M 1, Fresno St. 1.