AP Top 25: Oregon falls to No. 6, Ohio State, Baylor, Stanford move up
Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor, Stanford, Oregon, Auburn, Clemson, Missouri and Texas A&M are in the Top 10 of the new Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Alabama and Florida State need less than a handful of wins and a conference championships game victory to meet in Pasadena for the BCS title. The logjam at the top of the college football rankings has begun to clear up after Stanford broke Oregon down at home, moving up to No. 5 in the AP poll and into the driver seat for a second-straight Pac-12 North title.
Ohio State now occupies that No. 3 spot, looking in on Alabama and Florida State as the two teams try avoid a late season slip-up to clinch a spot in the final championship game of the BCS era. Baylor, coming off its Thursday night win against Oklahoma, moves up to No. 4 with a final stretch that includes Oklahoma State and Texas, who has entered the Top 25 at No. 23.
Check out the full Top 25 below:
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0)
2. Florida State Seminoles (9-0)
3. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0)
4. Baylor Bears (8-0)
5. Stanford Cardinal (8-1)
6. Oregon Ducks (8-1)
7. Auburn Tigers (9-1)
8. Clemson Tigers (8-1)
9. Missouri Tigers (9-1)
10. Texas A&M Aggies (8-2)
11. South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2)
12. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-1)
13. UCLA Bruins (7-2)
14. Michigan State Spartans (8-1)
15. UCF Knights (7-1)
16. Fresno State Bulldogs (9-0)
17. Wisconsin Badgers (7-2)
18. LSU Tigers (7-3)
19. Louisville Cardinals (8-1)
20. Northern Illinois Huskies (9-0)
21. Arizona State Sun Devils
22. Oklahoma Sooners (7-2)
23. Texas Longhorns (7-2)
24. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (7-2)
25. Georgia Bulldogs (6-3)
In the coaches poll, it is Minnesota, which improved to 8-2 after a victory against Penn State, that makes an entry at the No. 25 spot instead of Georgia. Don't forget that the coaches poll is one of three major components in the BCS standings. The new BCS standings will be announced at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, but you can check out Jerry Palm's BCS projections now.
2. Florida State
3. Ohio State
10. Oklahoma State
11. Texas A&M
12. South Carolina
14. Fresno State
16. Michigan State
21. Northern Illinois
22. Arizona State
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