AP Top 25 poll: Auburn falls to No. 9; Oregon rises to No. 3

Auburn’s loss to Texas A&M knocked the Tigers from the top five of the AP Top 25 poll and likely cost the team a shot at the College Football Playoff. We could be in store for another big shakeup next wekeend.

That’s because top-ranked Mississippi State, which walked over Tennessee Martin on Saturday, heads to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama, which rose to No. 3 in the poll with an overtime win at LSU. And let’s not forget No. 2 Florida State heading to Miami to face off against the Hurricanes, who have won four of their last five games.

Meanwhile, Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State made big leaps forward after big wins in marquee matchups. Baylor rose four spots to No. 6 after downing Oklahoma, Arizona State held on to beat Notre Dame and rose four spots to No. 7, and Ohio State had a massive offensive showing against a Michigan State team known for its defense, moving up five spots to No. 8.

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Associated Press Top 25 poll (through Nov. 8 games) 

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Mississippi State 9-0 (48), 1,488  Last week: 1

2. Florida State 9-0 (12), 1,446  Last week: 2

3. Oregon 9-1, 1,334  Last week: 5

4. Alabama 8-1, 1,326  Last week: 4

5. TCU 8-1, 1,273  Last week: 6

6. Baylor 8-1, 1,193  Last week: 10

7. Arizona State 8-1, 1,142  Last week: 11

8. Ohio State 8-1, 1,086  Last week: 13

9. Auburn 7-2, 981  Last week: 3

10. Mississippi 8-2, 948  Last week: 12

11. Nebraska 8-1, 830  Last week: 15

12. Michigan State 7-2, 782 Last week: 7

13. Kansas State 7-2, 742 Last week: 9

14. UCLA 8-2, 691  Last week: 18

15. Notre Dame 7-2, 630 Last week: 8

16. Georgia 7-2, 622  Last week: 17

17. Arizona 7-2, 471  Last week: 21

18. Clemson 7-2, 457  Last week: 19

19. Duke 8-1, 431  Last week: 22

20. LSU 7-3, 429  Last week: 14

21. Marshall 9-0, 297  Last week: 23

22. Wisconsin 7-2, 225  Last week: 25

23. Colorado State 9-1, 128  Last week: NR

24. Georgia Tech, 127  Last week: NR

25. Utah 6-3, 87  Last week: 20

Others Receiving Votes

Oklahoma 85, Texas A&M 83, Missouri 68, Southern Cal 47, Minnesota 26, Louisville 12, West Virginia 6, Stanford 4, Boise St. 1, Georgia Southern 1, Miami 1.

Dropping out

Oklahoma (16), West Virginia (24)