Irish Climb To 6th In AP Poll Following Wild Saturday

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and Mississippi State are tied for third in The Associated Press college football poll after a wild day of unexpected results brought major changes to the Top 25.

Just about the only thing that didn’t change this week was No. 1: Florida State is still top-ranked, with 35 first-place votes.

Auburn, the only other team in the top six to win, moved up three spots to No. 2 and received 23 first-place votes. Then comes Ole Miss and Mississippi State, in the top five together for the first time after the Rebels beat Alabama and the Bulldogs beat Texas A&M on Saturday.

The Bulldogs received two first-place votes.

The Rebels haven’t been ranked this high since 1970, when they were also No. 3. The Bulldogs have their best ranking ever. Their previous best was No. 7 in 1981.

Baylor rounds out the top five and Notre Dame is No. 6.
Record    Pts      Pv
1.  Florida  St.  (35)                5-0      1,461      1
2.  Auburn  (23)                      5-0      1,459      5
3.  Mississippi                       5-0      1,320    11
3.  Mississippi  St.  (2)            5-0      1,320    12
5.  Baylor                               5-0      1,258      7
6.  Notre  Dame                      5-0      1,186      9
7.  Alabama                            4-1      1,060      3
8.  Michigan  St.                     4-1          981    10
9.  TCU                                   4-0          979    25
10.  Arizona                              5-0          951    NR
11.  Oklahoma                            4-1          904      4
12.  Oregon                                4-1          888      2
13.  Georgia                              4-1          854    13
14.  Texas  A&M                        5-1          731      6
15.  Ohio  St.                            4-1          534    20
16.  Oklahoma  St.                    4-1          527    21
17.  Kansas  St.                        4-1          486    23
18.  UCLA                                 4-1          460      8
19.  East  Carolina                  4-1          344    22
20.  Arizona  St.                      4-1          325    NR
21.  Nebraska                            5-1          283    19
22.  Georgia  Tech                    5-0          235    NR
23.  Missouri                            4-1          212    24
24.  Utah                                    4-1          206    NR
25.  Stanford                            3-2          143    14
Others receiving votes: Clemson 92, Marshall 78, Southern Cal 61, Louisville 36, LSU 35, BYU 26, West Virginia 18, Arkansas 14, Wisconsin 7, California 6, Penn St. 5, Kentucky 4, Rutgers 4, N. Dakota St. 3, Minnesota 2, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1.

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