State of Florida still in AP poll
NEW YORK — Florida State moved back into The Associated Press football poll when Miami fell out, and for another week the Sunshine State avoided being without a team in the Top 25 for the first time since 1982.
With three of the top four teams taking the week off, the top of the poll was unchanged Sunday. Oregon is No. 1, followed by Auburn, Boise State and TCU. Only the Broncos played, beating Fresno State, 51-0, on Friday night at home.
No. 5 Wisconsin flip-flopped with No. 6 LSU. No. 7 was Stanford, followed by Ohio State, Alabama and Oklahoma State.
No. 22 Florida State (8-3) twice has dropped out of the rankings but is back in after two straight victories. Miami has yo-yoed in and out of the Top 25, and Florida has also dropped out twice.
The Hurricanes (7-4) lost, 31-17, at home to Virginia Tech on Saturday to fall out of the rankings for the third time this season. Florida (7-4) dropped out last week after losing to South Carolina. Central Florida also spent a week in the rankings.
Since the final 1982 poll, which included no teams from the state of Florida, the Hurricanes, Gators and Seminoles have combined for 10 AP national titles.
In the past four polls, no more than one of those perennial powerhouses has been ranked.