Gators ranked third; FSU still at No. 12

BY foxsports • October 14, 2012

The top five in The Associated Press college football poll has been rearranged for a second straight week, with Florida one of three new teams in the top tier. Kansas State and Notre Dame moved up.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon hold the top two spots for a fourth straight week. The changes came behind them, where the Gators move up one spot to No. 3, and the fourth-ranked Wildcats and fifth-ranked Fighting Irish both jump two places.

The shuffling comes after a second straight Saturday in which multiple top-five teams lost. South Carolina fell 23-21 at LSU on Saturday night and drops from No. 3 to No. 9. West Virginia slides from No. 5 to No. 17 after getting routed 49-14 at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders move into the rankings at 18th.

Florida State, which beat Boston College 51-7 on Saturday, remained at No. 12. The Seminoles were jumped by Oklahoma, which moved up to No. 10.