FSU tumbles way down in AP poll, Florida rises up on bye week

Everett Golson (left) and the Seminoles are not out of the top 10, while Treon Harris (right) and the Gators are back on the cusp.

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Florida State took a precipitous drop in The Associate Press poll, dropping out of the top 10 and falling eight spots to No. 17 after they were stunned by Georgia Tech on a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown Saturday night. Florida, which was idle this week, rose two spots to No. 11.

Top-ranked Ohio State picked up 11 first-place votes following Utah’s first loss of the season.

The Buckeyes (8-0) have been No. 1 all season, but had been losing first-place votes in recent weeks. This week, Ohio State had 39 first-place votes in the poll released Sunday after routing Rutgers.

Baylor, Clemson, LSU and TCU — the rest of the top 5 — also received first-place votes, as did No. 7 Alabama.

Utah had its highest regular-season ranking after climbing to No. 3 last week, but dropped 10 spots after losing to unranked Southern California.