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No. 3 Florida State gains ground on top-ranked 'Bama, No. 2 Oregon in AP college football poll

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Florida State running back Devonta Freeman celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Miami Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State running back Devonta Freeman celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Miami Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.
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No. 3 Florida State gains ground on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in The Associated Press college football poll, earning four more first-place votes than it did last week.

The Seminoles are coming off another easy victory against a previously unbeaten rival. Florida State beat Miami 41-14 on Saturday night and received six first-place votes from the media panel today. Last month the Seminoles handed Clemson its first loss.

Alabama remains No. 1 with 52 first-place votes, three less than last week. Oregon received two first-place votes, a loss of one for the Ducks.

Miami’s first loss drops it seven spots to 14th.

Notre Dame moved back into the rankings at No. 24 and Michigan fell out after losing to Michigan State. The Spartans advance six spots to 18th.

1. Alabama (54);8-0

2. Oregon (5);8-0

3. Florida State (3);8-0

4. Ohio State;9-0

5. Baylor;7-0

6. Stanford;7-1

7. Clemson;8-1

8. Oklahoma;7-1

9. Missouri;8-1

10. Auburn;8-1

11. Oklahoma State;7-1

12. LSU;7-2

13. Texas A&M;7-2

14. Miami (Fla.);7-1

15. South Carolina;7-2

16. Louisville;7-1

17. Fresno State;8-0

18. UCLA;6-2

19. Michigan State;8-1

20. Northern Illinois;9-0

21. Central Florida;6-1

22. Wisconsin;6-2

23. Texas Tech;7-2

24. Arizona State;6-2

25. Notre Dame;7-2

Others receiving votes: Texas 77; Georgia 25; Houston 24; Brigham Young 19; Minnesota 18; Michigan 14; Nebraska 12; Duke 11; Louisiana-Lafayette 5; Ball State 4; Mississippi 3; Oregon State 2; Arizona 1; Southern California 1.



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