Florida cracked the Top 10, Brigham Young dropped out of the elite group and Georgia Tech gained its first ranking in six years today in The Associated Press college football poll.
Florida, which can't go to a bowl game because of NCAA violations, rose seven spots to No. 10 after beating Mississippi State 34-21 and improving its record to 4-0.BYU fell seven places to No. 11 after losing 32-16 to Oregon, with the win boosting the Ducks into the rankings at No. 22.
Georgia Tech's 27-6 victory over South Carolina moved the undefeated Yellow Jackets up to 23rd in the nationwide poll of sports writers and broadcasters.
Notre Dame and Florida State remained 1-2 and combined to get all but one of the 60 first-place votes.
The Fighting Irish, who beat Purdue 37-11, received 49 first-place votes and 1,489 points. Florida State got 10 first-place votes and 1,420 points after rallying to beat Virginia Tech 39-28.
While the top two spots remained unchanged, there was movement elsewhere in the Top 10.
Michigan, which lost its opener to Notre Dame, jumped three spots to No. 3 after downing Maryland 45-17. Virginia rose three places to No. 4 and gained one first-place vote following a 63-35 victory over William & Mary.
Auburn and Tennessee both dropped after battling to a 26-26 tie. Auburn fell two places to No. 5 and Tennessee to to No. 6.
Oklahoma jumped two spots to seventh after clipping Kansas 31-17, Nebraska stayed No. 8 after stopping Oregon State 31-7 and Miami rose one place to No. 9 with a 48-21 win over Iowa.
Colorado made the biggest jump, eight spots to No. 12.
Houston and Illinois are tied for 13th, followed by Southern Cal, Clemson, Washington, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Arkansas, Oregon, Georgia Tech, Fresno State and Arizona.
AP Top 15
1. Notre Dame 3-0-0 1
2. Florida St. 4-0-0 2
3. Michigan 2-1-0 6
4. Virginia 5-0-0 7
5. Auburn 2-0-1 3
6. Tennessee 3-0-2 5
7. Oklahoma 4-0-0 9
8. Nebraska 4-0-0 8
9. Miami, Fla. 2-1-0 10
10. Florida 4-0-0 17
11. Brigham Young 4-1-0 4
12. Colorado 3-1-1 20
13. Houston 3-0-0 13
tie. Illinois 2-1-0 14
15. Southern Cal 3-1-0 18