Mississippi State football moves up in national rankings

By Staff and wire reports

Mississippi State moved to 5-0 for the first time since 1999 with a win over Kentucky. MSU also moved up a spot in each national ranking.

The Bulldogs are 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference. MSU returns to action next week at Davis Wade, as they face SEC East foe Tennessee. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT on ESPN 2.

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South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia move into top 5 of AP poll

RALPH D. RUSSO,AP College Football Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia move into the top five of The Associated Press college football poll after a Saturday during which nine Top 25 teams lost.

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon hold their spots at the top of the rankings. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 again. The rest of Top 25 got a makeover.

No. 3 South Carolina, off a 35-7 victory against Georgia, moves up three spots. No. 4 Florida jumps six after beating LSU 14-6. No. 5 West Virginia moves up three with a 48-45 victory at Texas.

No. 6 Kansas State, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 8 Ohio State also move up. LSU drops to No. 9 and unbeaten Oregon State is No. 10.

The last time nine ranked teams lost in the same week was the weekend of Oct. 18, 2008.

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The Associated Press Top 25
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv
1. Alabama (60) 5-0 1,500 1
2. Oregon 6-0 1,435 2
3. South Carolina 6-0 1,359 6
4. Florida 5-0 1,265 10
5. West Virginia 5-0 1,260 8
6. Kansas St. 5-0 1,217 7
7. Notre Dame 5-0 1,176 9
8. Ohio St. 6-0 1,053 12
9. LSU 5-1 938 4
10. Oregon St. 4-0 873 14
11. Southern Cal 4-1 812 13
12. Florida St. 5-1 800 3
13. Oklahoma 3-1 756 17
14. Georgia 5-1 733 5
15. Texas 4-1 711 11
16. Clemson 5-1 657 15
17. Stanford 4-1 587 18
18. Louisville 5-0 494 19
19. Mississippi St. 5-0 450 20
20. Rutgers 5-0 331 22
21. Cincinnati 4-0 205 NR
22. Texas A&M 4-1 153 NR
23. Louisiana Tech 5-0 129 NR
24. Boise St. 4-1 114 NR
25. Michigan 3-2 82 NR

Others receiving votes: Ohio 79, Baylor 62, Iowa St. 54, TCU 50, Michigan St. 49, Arizona St. 39, Washington 39, NC State 17, Nebraska 5, Arizona 4, Duke 3, Tennessee 3, Texas Tech 2, Tulsa 2, Northwestern 1, Penn St. 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 6, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Alabama (58) 5-0 1,474 1
2. Oregon (1) 6-0 1,411 2
3. South Carolina 6-0 1,345 6
4. West Virginia 5-0 1,296 7
5. Kansas State 5-0 1,216 8
6. Florida 5-0 1,165 11
7. Notre Dame 5-0 1,152 10
8. LSU 5-1 961 3
9. Southern California 4-1 940 12
10. Oklahoma 3-1 872 14
11. Florida State 5-1 819 4
12. Georgia 5-1 761 5
13. Clemson 5-1 759 15
14. Oregon State 4-0 691 17
15. Texas 4-1 663 9
16. Louisville 5-0 628 16
17. Stanford 4-1 577 18
18. Mississippi State 5-0 558 19
19. Rutgers 5-0 410 21
20. Cincinnati 4-0 365 23
21. Texas A&M 4-1 208 NR
22. Boise State 4-1 197 25
23. TCU 4-1 194 13
24. Louisiana Tech 5-0 131 NR
25. Iowa State 4-1 73 NR
Others receiving votes: Arizona State 61; Baylor 52; Michigan 33; Northwestern 31; Michigan State 27; Ohio 23; Nebraska 18; Texas Tech 11; Duke 10; Wisconsin 8; Western Kentucky 7; Louisiana-Lafayette 6; North Carolina State 6; Oklahoma State 5; San Jose State 4; Louisiana-Monroe 3; Nevada 2; Toledo 2.