MSU up to No. 4 in AP poll, earns 2 first-place votes

Asssociated Press

Michigan State is moving up. The Southeastern Conference is moving out.

Michigan State moved up one spot to No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25, even claiming a pair of first-place votes, after Saturday night’s 31-28 victory over previously No. 7 Oregon.

The Spartans (2-0) moved up two spots in the coaches poll, also landing at No. 4.

Michigan (1-1) is unranked in both polls, though the Wolverines earned five points in the coaches' poll following their 35-7 victory Saturday over Oregon State.

Meanwhile, three SEC teams fell out of the AP Top 25 and Auburn dropped 12 spots after the league that set a record for most teams in the college football rankings last week had a rough weekend.

Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State all dropped out after losses Saturday. The Tigers needed overtime to beat Jacksonville State of the FCS and slip from No. 6 to No. 18.

The SEC was down to seven ranked teams, still the most of any conference.

Ohio State remained No. 1, though the Buckeyes are no longer unanimous. Alabama remains No. 2. TCU is 3.

No. 19 BYU jumped into the rankings after beating Boise State and knocking out the Broncos.

Charboneau's AP vote: Michigan State moves into top 4

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25

1. Ohio State (59 first-place votes), 2-0 record, 1,523 points (1 previous)

2. Alabama, 2-0, 1,423 (2)

3. TCU, 2-0, 1,366 (3)

4. Michigan State (2), 2-0, 1,354 (5)

5. Baylor, 2-0, 1,240 (4)

6. Southern Cal, 2-0, 1,146 (8)

7. Georgia, 2-0, 1,031 (10)

8. Notre Dame, 2-0, 1,012 (9)

9. Florida State, 2-0, 973 (11)

10. UCLA, 2-0, 928 (13)

11. Clemson, 2-0, 926 (12)

12. Oregon, 1-1, 833 (7)

13. LSU, 1-0, 787 (14)

14. Georgia Tech, 2-0, 716 (15)

15. Mississippi, 2-0, 713 (17)

16. Oklahoma, 2-0, 705 (19)

17. Texas A&M, 2-0, 703 (16)

18. Auburn, 2-0, 519 (6)

19. BYU, 2-0, 349 (NR)

20. Arizona, 2-0, 342 (22)

21. Utah, 2-0, 290 (24)

22. Missouri, 2-0, 264 (21)

23. Northwestern, 2-0, 170 (NR)

24. Wisconsin, 1-1, 158 (NR)

25. Oklahoma State, 2-0, 48 (NR)

Others receiving votes: Temple 38, West Virginia 37, Mississippi State 32, Tennessee 30, Toledo 29, Kansas State 26, Arizona State 20, Boise State 16, Houston 16, NC State 14, Florida 12, Minnesota 9, Arkansas 6, California 5, Iowa 5, Miami 3, Stanford 3, Virginia Tech 2, Western Kentucky 2, Duke 1.