Clemson moves up to No. 2 behind Alabama

Clemson received 15 first-place votes, with the Sooners receiving the remaining vote.

In the Big 12, Oklahoma state rose three spots to No. 6 after a 59-21 victory at Pittsburgh. Penn State moved up a spot to No. 4 as USC fell a spot to No. 5 following its overtime win vs. Texas. Included in that run a touchdown both rushing and passing by quarterback Kelly Bryant, plus a 44-yard interception return for a score by Dorian O'Daniel. The majority of movement came as a result of one ranked team knocking off another, with very few upsets of ranked squads by those outside the Top 25. Alabama is next at 26.

The win helped Oklahoma State be named the No. 6 team in the AP's poll, but Oklahoma's victory in Norman didn't impress voters too much.

Georgia jumps into the 10th position this week and MI continues its rise on my ballot, moving up to 11th with a workmanlike win over Air Force.

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The SEC has six teams in this week's poll.

Washington is No. 7 and three Big Ten teams round out the top 10: Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State. The Bulldogs (3-0) entered the poll at No. 17, their first ranking since the 2015 season. TCU 17. Mississippi State 18.

Stanford fell out of the poll.

Florida State (0-1), which didn't play for the second straight week due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, dropped one spot to No. 12.

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