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Michigan State, which defeated Indiana 56-17 on Saturday, remained No. 8 in this week's Associated Press poll.

Next up for MSU (6-1) is Michigan (3-4) this Saturday at Spartan Stadium at 3:30 p.m. The Wolverines were idle last week.

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in the AP poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the West Division.

Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. The Atlantic Coast Conference's Florida State held its ground at No. 2 after beating then-No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27.

Mississippi remains No. 3. Alabama jumped three spots to No. 4 after a 59-0 victory against Texas A&M. Auburn moved up a spot to No. 5 during a bye week, taking advantage of losses by previously unbeaten Notre Dame and Baylor.

The Irish dropped two spots to seventh. Baylor fell to No. 12 after losing 41-27 at West Virginia.

Thirty times since 2001 a conference has placed three teams in the top five of the AP Top 25. The SEC had done it 16 times since 2009.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

First-place votes in parentheses.

Record

Points

Pvs.

1. Miss. State (43)

6-0

1,480

1

2. Florida State (14)

7-0

1,433

2

3. Mississippi (3)

7-0

1,404

3

4. Alabama

6-1

1,235

7

5. Auburn

5-1

1,231

6

6. Oregon

6-1

1,142

9

7. Notre Dame

6-1

1,133

5

8. Michigan State

6-1

1,066

8

9. Georgia

6-1

1,055

10

10. TCU

5-1

962

12

11. Kansas State

5-1

905

14

12. Baylor

6-1

858

4

13. Ohio State

5-1

753

13

14. Arizona State

5-1

643

17

15. Arizona

5-1

639

16

16. Nebraska

6-1

537

19

17. Oklahoma

5-2

461

11

18. East Carolina

5-1

445

18

19. Utah

5-1

437

20

20. Southern Cal

5-2

356

22

21. Clemson

5-2

283

24

22. West Virginia

5-2

272

NR

23. Marshall

7-0

184

25

24. LSU

6-2

177

NR

25. UCLA

5-2

118

NR

Others receiving votes: Duke 108, Oklahoma State 91, Minnesota 61, Colorado State 12, Louisville 4, Missouri 4, Stanford 4, Maryland 3, North Dakota State 3, Texas A&M 1.

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