Irish Climb To #11 In AP Poll

After impressive performances in two of the young season’s most attractive nonconference showdowns, Oregon jumps to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind No. 1 Florida State — and ahead of No. 3 Alabama — and Virginia Tech vaults into the rankings at No. 17.

The Ducks pulled away late from Michigan State on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene to beat the Spartans 46-27. Oregon receives 16 first-place votes from the media panel.

Florida State has 38 first-place votes.

Alabama slipped one spot. No. 4 Oklahoma receives two first-place votes. No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Georgia and No. 7 Texas A&M give the Southeastern Conference four of the top seven.

Michigan State slipped six spots to 13th.

Big Ten rival Ohio State dropped to 22nd after losing 35-21 at home to Virginia Tech, which is ranked for the first time since the middle of last season.
Record    Pts      Pv
1.  Florida  St.  (38)                 2-0      1,463      1
2.  Oregon  (16)                      2-0      1,415      3
3.  Alabama  (1)                      2-0      1,334      2
4.  Oklahoma  (2)                    2-0      1,303      4
5.  Auburn                              2-0      1,236      5
6.  Georgia  (1)                       1-0      1,201      6
7.  Texas  A&M  (2)                 2-0      1,101      9
8.  Baylor                                2-0      1,043    10
9.  Southern  Cal                     2-0      1,039    14
10.  LSU                                   2-0      1,029    12
11.  Notre  Dame                        2-0          815    16
12.  UCLA                                  2-0          779    11
13.  Michigan  St.                       1-1          751      7
14.  Mississippi                          2-0          703    15
15.  Stanford                              1-1          592    13
16.  Arizona  St.                         2-0          570    17
17.  Virginia  Tech                       2-0          532    NR
18.  Wisconsin                          1-1          391    18
19.  Kansas  St.                        2-0          285    20
20.  Missouri                             2-0          237    24
21.  Louisville                             2-0          234    25
22.  Ohio  St.                             1-1          222      8
23.  Clemson                             1-1          206    23
24.  South  Carolina                    1-1          199    21
25.  BYU                                    2-0          179    NR
Others receiving votes: Nebraska 153, North Carolina 118, Oklahoma St. 92, Florida 70, Duke 43, Penn St. 35, TCU 31, Mississippi St. 29, Marshall 18, Tennessee 14, Iowa 10, Cincinnati 6, West Virginia 6, Washington 4, N. Dakota St. 3, Pittsburgh 3, Texas Tech 3, Utah 2, Arizona 1.

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