One top five team gains ground in new AP poll

No. 3 Florida State gains ground on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in The Associated Press college football poll, earning four more first-place votes than it did last week.

The Seminoles are coming off another easy victory against a previously unbeaten rival. Florida State beat Miami 41-14 on Saturday night and received six-first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Last month the Seminoles handed Clemson its first loss.

Alabama remains No. 1 with 52 first-place votes, three less than last week. Oregon received two first-place votes, a loss of one for the Ducks.

Ohio State remains No. 4.

Miami’s first loss drops it seven spot to 14th.

Notre Dame moved back into the rankings at No. 24 and Michigan fell out after losing to Michigan State. The Spartans advance six spots to 18th.

   The AP Top 25 Poll – Week 11

 Rank  Team  Record  Votes
 Prev
 1  Alabama 8-0
1,491  —
 2
 Oregon 8-0
1,418 2
 3
Florida State
8-0
1,409 3
 4  Ohio State
9-0
1,315
4
 5
Baylor
7-0 1,234
5
 6
Stanford
7-1
1,214
6
 7 Auburn
8-1
1,082 8
 8
 Clemson 8-1
1,059 9
 9
Missouri
8-1
956
10
 10 LSU
7-2
863
11
 11
Texas A&M
7-2 861
12
 12
Oklahoma
7-1
816
13
 13
South Carolina
7-2
769
14
 14
Miami (FL)
7-1
737
7
 15
Oklahoma State
7-1
662
18
 16
UCLA
6-2
515
17
 17
 Fresno State
8-0
493
16
 18
 Michigan State
8-1
478
24
 19
UCF
6-1 472
19
 20
Louisville
7-1
385
20
 21
Wisconsin
6-2
342
22
 22  Northern Illinois
9-0 322
21
 23 Arizona State
6-2
197
25
 24 Notre Dame
7-2
164

 25 Texas Tech
7-2
102
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