Florida State moved up a spot to No. 2 in both major top 25 polls, which were released Sunday. It is the Seminoles' highest ranking since 2000. Alabama (9-0) is still No. 1 in the Associated Press media and USA Today coaches polls. The Crimson Tide receiving 56 first-place votes in the media poll. Florida State picked up the remaining three top votes after routing unranked Wake Forest 59-3. In the coaches poll, Alabama got 58 votes and Florida State the remaining four. Ohio State (9-0) is No. 3 and Baylor (8-0) is No. 4 in both polls. They moved up a spot from last week. Stanford (8-1) remained at No. 5 in the AP poll and moved up from sixth to No. 5 in the coaches poll after beating Oregon (8-1). The Ducks dropped from second to No. 6 in the AP poll and to No. 7 in the coaches poll. No. 22 Oklahoma (7-2) and No. 24 Miami (7-2) each tumbled 10 spots in the AP poll. In the coaches poll, the Sooners fell nine spots to No. 17 and the Hurricanes dropped nine spots to No. 23. The Sooners lost to Baylor and Miami fell to unranked Virginia Tech. Notre Dame and Texas Tech dropped out of both polls after losing. They were replaced by No. 23 Texas and No. 25 Georgia in the media poll and No. 24 Texas and No. 25 Minnesota in the coaches poll.
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