Top 25 college football rankings, Week 11: 'Noles move closer to title spot

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State has gained ground on BCS No. 2 Oregon in both human polls that alter the standings. The official BCS rankings will be released around 8:40 p.m. ET Sunday. Check back here.

Three of the top five teams had bye weeks, and they all stay put. Alabama holds onto the top spot with Oregon right behind, as Baylor doesn't move from their fifth spot.

In the Coaches Poll, the first of the day to be released and one of the two that count toward the BCS standings (which will be released around 8:40 p.m. ET Sunday), Florida State snags three first-place votes, one from Oregon and two from Alabama. FSU needs to pick off as many as possible -- with a likely No. 1 ranking in the computers, the Noles have ground to make up in the polls.

The full Coaches Poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Alabama
Crimson Tide
8-0 1540 54 1 1/1
2 Oregon
Ducks
8-0 1475 5 2 2/3
3 Florida State
Seminoles
8-0 1436 3 3 3/12
4 Ohio State
Buckeyes
9-0 1369 0 4 2/4
5 Baylor
Bears
7-0 1299 0 5 5/NR
6 Stanford
Cardinal
7-1 1222 0 7 1 4/13
7 Clemson
Tigers
8-1 1121 0 8 1 4/10
8 Oklahoma
Sooners
7-1 971 0 9 1 8/18
9 Missouri
Tigers
8-1 961 0 10 1 7/NR
10 Auburn
Tigers
8-1 959 0 11 1 10/NR
11 Oklahoma State
Cowboys
7-1 864 0 12 1 11/20
12 LSU
Tigers
7-2 835 0 13 1 6/13
13 Texas A&M
Aggies
7-2 800 0 14 1 6/15
14 Miami
Hurricanes
7-1 747 0 6 8 6/NR
15 South Carolina
Gamecocks
7-2 722 0 16 1 6/20
16 Louisville
Cardinals
7-1 569 0 17 1 6/17
17 Fresno State
Bulldogs
8-0 567 0 18 1 17/NR
18 UCLA
Bruins
6-2 494 0 19 1 10/21
19 Michigan State
Spartans
8-1 446 0 24 5 19/NR
20 Northern Illinois
Huskies
9-0 409 0 20 20/NR
21 Central Florida
Knights
6-1 340 0 22 1 21/NR
22 Wisconsin
Badgers
6-2 333 0 23 1 18/NR
23 Texas Tech
Red Raiders
7-2 217 0 15 8 9/NR
24 Arizona State
Sun Devils
6-2 130 0 NR 23/NR
25 Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
7-2 108 0 25 11/NR

And the Harris Poll, which also counts toward the BCS, has Florida State picking up a little bit of ground as well:

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The new Associated Press poll, which doesn't count toward the BCS (but can sometimes foreshadow future Coaches moves), is also out now:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (52) 8-0 1,491 1
2 Oregon (2) 8-0 1,418 2
3 Florida State (6) 8-0 1,409 3
4 Ohio State 9-0 1,315 4
5 Baylor 7-0 1,234 5
6 Stanford 7-1 1,214 6
7 Auburn 8-1 1,082 8
8 Clemson 8-1 1,059 9
9 Missouri 8-1 956 10
10 LSU 7-2 863 11
11 Texas A&M 7-2 861 12
12 Oklahoma 7-1 816 13
13 South Carolina 7-2 769 14
14 Miami (FL) 7-1 737 7
15 Oklahoma State 7-1 662 18
16 UCLA 6-2 515 17
17 Fresno State 8-0 493 16
18 Michigan State 8-1 478 24
19 UCF 6-1 472 19
20 Louisville 7-1 385 20
21 Wisconsin 6-2 342 22
22 Northern Illinois 9-0 322 21
23 Arizona State 6-2 197 25
24 Notre Dame 7-2 164 NR
25 Texas Tech 7-2 102 15
Others Receiving Votes: Texas 34, Georgia 32, Brigham Young 28, Mississippi 17, Houston 9, Minnesota 7, Michigan 6, Washington 6, Ball State 4, Duke 1

The Hurricanes fall after their blowout loss to the 'Noles. Oklahoma State moves up after their big win over Texas Tech, while the Red Raiders fall again after their second straight loss. Michigan falls out after being simply dominated by Michigan State, while the one-loss Spartans rise after gaining some considerable national attention.

After Florida State received one of their big tests this past weekend, three of the other main national title contendors get their gutcheck games this week. Alabama plays LSU Saturday, Oregon plays Stanford Thursday, and Baylor plays Oklahoma Thursday.

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