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College football rankings, Week 6: Florida State jumps past LSU to No. 3 in AP poll

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The Tigers and Seminoles switched spots after Florida State beat South Florida and LSU struggled early against Towson.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

After a 30-17 victory over the South Florida Bulls, the Florida State Seminoles moved into the No. 3 spot in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll, leaping the No. 4 LSU Tigers as we head into October.

The Seminoles squeaked by the Tigers, landing just 39 points ahead of LSU for the No. 3 spot. The Oregon Ducks continued their stay at No. 2 for a second week, as the Ducks' 51-26 victory over the Washington State Cougars was enough to hold off Florida State's charge.

All three teams continue to chase the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide continue to ride atop the poll, collecting all 60 available first-place votes.

After a Thursday night loss by the Stanford Cardinal opened some space in the poll, the West Virginia Mountaineers and Texas Longhorns were also among the big movers in the poll.

With the previously No. 8 Cardinal out of the way, West Virginia climbed from No. 9 to No. 8 on the strength of their 70-63 victory over the Baylor Bears, while Texas jumped from No. 12 to No. 11 in this week's poll.

Here's this week's entire AP Poll top 25:

Rank Team Points
1 Alabama (60) 1500
2 Oregon 1430
3 Florida State 1349
4 LSU 1310
5 Georgia 1252
6 South Carolina 1152
7 Kansas State 1123
8 West Virginia 1066
9 Notre Dame 1043
10 Florida 937
11 Texas 932
12 Ohio State 793
13 USC 703
14 Oregon State 647
15 Clemson 608
15 TCU 608
17 Oklahoma 581
18 Stanford 509
19 Louisville 404
20 Mississippi State 306
21 Nebraska 240
22 Rutgers 160
23 Washington 159
24 Northwestern 143
25 UCLA 122