AP Top 25: FSU, Ohio State move up after Auburn's Iron Bowl stunner
Florida State, Ohio State, Auburn, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Stanford, South Carolina, Baylor and Michigan State are in the Top 10 of new AP college football poll.
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 Seminoles (12-0) -- 58 first-place votes
2. Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0)
3. Auburn Tigers (11-1) -- two first-place votes
4. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1)
5. Missouri Tigers (11-1)
6. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1)
7. Stanford Cardinal (10-2)
8. South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2)
9. Baylor Bears (10-1)
10. Michigan State Spartans (11-1)
11. Arizona State Sun Devils (10-2)
12. Oregon Ducks (10-2)
13. Clemson Tigers (10-2)
14. LSU Tigers (9-3)
15. UCF Knights (10-1)
16. Northern Illinois Huskies (12-0)
17. UCLA Bruins (9-3)
18. Oklahoma Sooners (9-2)
19. Louisville Cardinals (10-1)
20. Duke Blue Devils (10-2)
21. Wisconsin Badgers (9-3)
22. Texas A&M Aggies (8-4)
23. Texas Longhorns (8-3)
24. Fresno State Bulldogs (10-1)
25. Georgia Bulldogs (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
6. Oklahoma State
7. South Carolina
9. Michigan state
13. Arizona State
18. Northern Illinois
22. Fresno State
25. Texas A&M
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