Florida State improves two more spots to No. 8 in AP poll

Florida State moved up two spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 8 on Sunday afternoon.

The Seminoles (2-0) racked up 617 total yards — including 377 rushing yards — in a 62-7 thrashing of Nevada.

Despite having a bye week, Miami (2-0) and Florida (1-1) moved up in the coaches’ poll while sliding in the AP poll. The Hurricanes moved up from a tie for 18th in the coaches’ poll to 17th, while Florida climbed two spots to 18th. In the AP poll, the Hurricanes dropped to No. 16, while Florida fell to No. 19.

The Hurricanes will play host to Savannah State at 7 p.m. on Saturday, while Florida will play host to Tennessee in the Gators’ SEC opener on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Florida State will play host to Bethune-Cookman at 3 p.m.

Central Florida improved to 3-0 with a 34-31 road win on Saturday at Penn State. Blake Bortles threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns, an impressive showing that garnered the Knights 25 votes in the AP poll.

But they still have some ground to catch on No. 25 Texas Tech, which had 60 points. In the coaches’ poll, UCF has 33 points but again has work to do to catch No. 25 Fresno State.

Alabama remains the No. 1 team in both polls after a 49-42 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday. Oregon is No. 2 in the AP poll, followed by Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford. In the coaches’ poll, Oregon is also No. 2 but is followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Stanford.

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