AP Top 25: Missouri falls to No. 10; Baylor to No. 5, Auburn to No. 8

South Carolina shook up the SEC East and booted Missouri from the Top 5 with their OT win. (USATSI)
South Carolina shook up the SEC East and booted Missouri from the Top 5 with their OT win. (USATSI)

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State each hold on to their positions on top of the AP Top 25 poll after convincing wins in Week 9, winning by a combined margin of 199-55 against conference competition.

Baylor moved up to join the unbeaten teams in the Top 5 -- the Bears best AP poll ranking since 1953, improving to 7-0 with another productive output; claiming a 59-14 victory on the road against Kansas. South Carolina appeared out of the SEC East title race before overcoming a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to knock off previously undefeated Missouri in overtime. The Tigers only fell to No. 10 after the loss, but South Carolina moves up to No. 14 and, most importantly, has a real shot to punch their ticket to the SEC title game.

Miami and Clemson avoided upsets against ACC foes, but Texas Tech was not as lucky on the road against Oklahoma. The Red Raiders fell from No. 10 to No. 15, just below the Sooners, and Auburn moved up to No. 8 after taking care of business against FAU.

Check out the full AP Top 25 below: 

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) -- 55 first-place votes

2. Oregon Ducks (8-0) -- three first-place votes

3. Florida State Seminoles (7-0) -- two first-place votes

4. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0)

5. Baylor Bears (7-0)

6. Stanford Cardinal (7-1)

7. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (7-0)

8.  Auburn Tigers  (7-1)

9. Clemson Tigers (7-1)

10. Missouri Tigers (7-1)

11. LSU Tigers (7-2)

12. Texas A&M Aggies (6-2)

13. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1)

14.  South Carolina Gamecocks  (6-2)

15. Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-1)

16. Fresno State Bulldogs (7-0)

17. UCLA Bruins (5-2)

18.  Oklahoma State Cowboys  (6-1)

19.  UCF Knights  (6-1) 

20. Louisville Cardinals (7-1)

21.  Northern Illinois Huskies  (8-0)

22. Wisconsin Badgers (5-2)

23. Michigan Wolverines (6-1)

24.  Michigan State Spartans (7-1)

25. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2)

Now check out the Top 25 from the Coaches Poll, which factors into the BCS formula. The new BCS standings will be released Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. ET, but you can check out Jerry Palm's updated projections now.

1. Alabama -- 56 first-place votes

2. Oregon -- six first-place votes

3. Florida State

4. Ohio State

5. Baylor

6. Miami

7. Stanford

8. Clemson

9. Oklahoma

10. Missouri

11. Auburn

12. Oklahoma State

13. LSU 

14. Texas A&M

15. Texas Tech 

16. South Carolina 

17. Louisville

18. Fresno State

19. UCLA

20. Northern Illinois

21. Michigan

22. UCF 

23. Wisconsin

24. Michigan State

25. Notre Dame

CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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