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South Carolina moves up to No. 3 in both polls

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The top two spots in the Associated Press and USA Today college football polls remained unchanged, but the rest of the top 10 was vigorously shaken as nine ranked teams lost this weekend.

The AP top 10 now includes, in order, Alabama (again with all 60 first-place votes), Oregon, South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU and Oregon State.

The top three spots were identical in the USA Today coaches poll, but the Crimson Tide fell one vote short of being the unanimous No. 1 in that poll.

Oregon remained No. 2 and South Carolina moved up to No. 3 in both polls on the heels of a 35-7 victory over Georgia, Florida improved by beating previously No. 4 LSU and West Virginia jumped thanks to a 48-45 victory at Texas. West Virginia holds the No. 4 spot in the USA Today poll, while Florida is No. 4 in the media poll.

The shakeup marked the first time since Oct. 18, 2008, that nine AP ranked teams lost in the same week.

Joining the AP top 25 were No. 21 Cincinnati, No. 22 Texas A&M, No. 23 Louisiana Tech No. 24 Boise State and No. 25 Michigan.

Five teams fell out of this week's rankings, including TCU, which was No. 15, having the biggest drop, Also moving out were previously No. 21 Nebraska, No. 23 Washington, No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 UCLA.

Other significant drops were Florida State, going from No. 3 to No. 12, and Georgia, moving from No. 5 to No. 14.

Iowa State moved into the USA Today top 25 at No. 25.
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