AP Top 25: FSU, Ohio State move up after Auburn's Iron Bowl stunner

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Chris Davis' improbable return knocked Alabama from the top spot. (USATSI)
Chris Davis' improbable return knocked Alabama from the top spot. (USATSI)

Florida State and Ohio State moved into the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the new Associated Press Top 25, wrapping a dramatic rivalry week that could leave the SEC shut out of the final title game of the BCS era.

Alabama fell to No. 4 after falling to Auburn in the final second on Chris Davis' return touchdown off a missed field goal; clinching the SEC West for the Tigers and capping an improbable 11-1 finish for the first regular season of the Gus Malzahn era. Auburn, up to No. 3 in the AP poll, will wait for the new BCS standings on Sunday night to see how close the Tigers are to a BCS title game appearance. BCS expert Jerry Palm projects that Auburn will be No. 3 in Sunday's standings, needing an SEC title game win and some help to make the BCS title game.

Florida State's promotion to No. 1 marks the first time the Seminoles have been in the top spot of the AP poll since 2000. Jimbo Fisher's squad received 58 of the 60 available first-place votes, while the second place Buckeyes received none and Auburn took the final two. Needless to say, the debate for the top spots is far from settled heading into championship week.

Check out the full Top 25 below:

1. Florida State (12-0) -- 58 first-place votes

2. Ohio State (12-0)

3. Auburn (11-1) -- two first-place votes

4. Alabama (11-1)

5. Missouri (11-1)

6. Oklahoma State (10-1)

7. Stanford (10-2)

8. South Carolina (10-2)

9. Baylor (10-1)

10. Michigan State (11-1)

11. Arizona State (10-2)

12. Oregon (10-2)

13. Clemson (10-2)

14. LSU (9-3)

15. UCF (10-1)

16. Northern Illinois (12-0)

17. UCLA (9-3)

18. Oklahoma (9-2)

19. Louisville (10-1)

20. Duke (10-2)

21. Wisconsin (9-3)

22. Texas A&M (8-4)

23. Texas (8-3)

24. Fresno State (10-1)

25. Georgia (8-4)

The Coaches Poll, which counts for the BCS standings, also shows Florida State entrenched at the No. 1 spot, but Ohio State received four first-place votes while Auburn received none. The new BCS standings will be released Sunday night, but you can check out Jerry Palm's projections now.

Full Coaches Poll Top 25:

1. Florida State -- 58 first-place votes

2. Ohio State -- 4 first-place votes

3. Auburn

4. Alabama

5. Missouri

6. Oklahoma State

7. Baylor

7. South Carolina

9. Michigan state

10. Stanford

11. Clemson

12. Oregon

13. Arizona State

14. LSU

15. Oklahoma

16. Louisville

17. UCF

18. Northern Illinois

19. UCLA

20. Duke

21. Wisconsin

22. Fresno State

23. Cincinnati

24. Texas

25. Texas A&M

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

College Football Video

July 29, 2015
Should Notre Dame join a conference or remain independent? (0:50)
July 29, 2015
Butch Jones on Eric Berry
(0:51)
July 29, 2015
Impact of Wisconsin transfer on Russell Wilson
(3:13)
July 29, 2015
Oklahoma FB has humorous reaction after visit to dentist
(0:32)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now