The Seminoles (12-0) moved up from the second spot after Alabama's shocking 34-28 loss to Auburn. Florida State received 58 of 62 first-place votes in the USA Today coaches poll and 58 of 60 top votes in the Associated Press media top 25. Florida State is No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time since Oct. 1, 2000, when it won its last national championship. The top six teams were the same in both polls. Ohio State (12-0) moved up a spot to No. 2 and received the remaining four first-place votes in the coaches poll. Auburn (11-1) climbed to No. 3 and picked up the two remaining first-place votes in the AP poll. Alabama (11-1) fell from the top spot in both polls to No. 4. The Crimson Tide were No. 1 since the preseason. No. 5 Missouri (11-1) will play Auburn for the SEC championship. Oklahoma State (10-1) came in at No. 6. ---University of Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis were fired, according to multiple reports. CBS Sports reported in recent weeks that Pease and Davis would be let go as the Gators try to solve their offensive woes. It also reported there was friction between the two assistant coaches. Athletic director Jeremy Foley said Saturday that head coach Will Muschamp will be retained but other changes were coming. ---Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen was fired after the Cowboys lost five of their final six games of the season, USA Today reported. Christensen coached the Cowboys for five seasons, going 27-34, including 16-22 in the Mountain West Conference. They were 5-7 this season. ---University of Hawaii running back Willis Wilson was found dead Saturday after an apparent drowning, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported. He was 21. Wilson was a walk-on running back at Washington for three years before transferring to Hawaii this year. He was on the travel roster for the first three games of the season but did not play. ---Backup California quarterback Zach Kline has decided to transfer, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Kline played sparingly this season as a redshirt freshman after losing out to true freshman Jared Goff for the starting job in preseason.
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