College football AP Top 25 poll: Florida State, Missouri move up in top five

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The top two teams escaped a brutal weekend unscathed and remain atop the non-BCS poll.

The Alabama Crimson Tide maintained their position at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 poll after a week in which six of the previous top 11 teams lost. The Crimson Tide received 55 first place votes of the 60 available, staying comfortably ahead of No. 2 Oregon.

Florida State, which destroyed No. 3 Clemson Saturday night, moved into the Tigers' vacated position, only one first-place vote behind Oregon. The Seminoles are followed by No. 4 Ohio State, which maintained its position with a 34-24 win over Iowa. Missouri rounds out the top five.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1,427 2
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1,395 5
4 Ohio State 7-0 1,309 4
5 Missouri 7-0 1,197 14
6 Baylor 6-0 1,189 12
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1,130 10
8 Stanford 6-1 1,118 13
9 Clemson 6-1 927 3
10 Texas Tech 7-0 904 16
11 Auburn 6-1 867 24
12 UCLA 5-1 832 9
13 LSU 6-2 739 6
14 Texas A&M 5-2 683 7
15 Fresno State 6-0 550 17
16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509 19
17 Oklahoma 6-1 501 18
18 Louisville 6-1 428 8
19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382 21
20 South Carolina 5-2 381 11
21 UCF 5-1 345 NR
22 Wisconsin 5-2 258 25
23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220 23
24 Michigan 6-1 169 NR
25 Nebraska 5-1 117 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Washington 4, Utah 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

With so many top teams losing, the poll has been completely scrambled from the previous week. LSU, Texas A&M, Louisville, and UCLA, which were all in last week's Top 10, have fallen into the middle of the Top 25.

The Associated Press college football poll is compiled by polling sportswriters. Since 2004, it has not been used in the BCS formula, but the poll does crown its own national champion. The Coaches Poll, which does factor into the BCS, is also out now.

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