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After running away from Stanford, Oregon jumped over Boise State and into No. 3 in the Associated Press poll Sunday, and Florida State moved back into the rankings at No. 23.

Texas fell out of the Top 25 for the first time in 10 years, and Penn State and Southern California also dropped out.

Alabama and Ohio State stayed Nos. 1 and 2. Alabama received a season-high 58 first-place votes after routing Florida 31-6. The Gators dropped seven spots to No. 14 (one spot behind Miami), their lowest ranking since No. 14 on Nov. 11, 2007.

Oregon fell behind 21-3 in the first quarter against Stanford on Saturday night at home, but Darron Thomas and LaMichael James brought the Ducks back for a 52-31 victory.

The Ducks lead the nation in scoring (56 points per game) and total offense (569 yards).

"We are nothing more than 5-0," Oregon coach Chip Kelly said, turning the talk to this week's opponent, slumping Washington State.

Unbeaten Boise State won 59-0 at winless WAC rival New Mexico State. Boise got 21 points off three turnovers and led 38-0 at halftime. With a nonconference game against Toledo on Saturday, followed by WAC weaklings San Jose State and Louisiana Tech, the Broncos could be stuck at No. 4 for a while.

The only team ranked on Boise State's remaining schedule is No. 21 Nevada. The Broncos visit the Wolf Pack on Nov. 26.

Texas is unranked for the first time since Oct. 15, 2000, ending the country's longest active streak of 162 consecutive weeks in the rankings. Ohio State now has the longest streak at 90. Florida is second at 87.

No. 25 Air Force is ranked for the first time since October 2002.

boston college: Freshman quarterback Chase Rettig is day to day with a sprained left ankle.

FSU: Freshman cornerback/kick returner Lamarcus Joyner left Saturday's win over Virginia in the second half with an ankle sprain. His status for this week's visit to Miami is in doubt. This is the first time since 2003 that the Seminoles and Hurricanes will meet as ranked teams for a game in October.

georgia: Freshman linebacker T.J. Stripling is scheduled to have season-ending surgery on his right knee, and sophomore cornerback Branden Smith (concussion) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Tennessee. For the first time since 1906, Georgia (1-4) and Tennessee (2-3) will both have losing records when they meet.

lsu: The Tigers, who continued to struggle in the passing game while eking out a sloppy victory over Tennessee, will use both starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and backup Jarrett Lee, giving Lee more meaningful snaps, against Florida on Saturday. "Our team needs to play better," coach Les Miles said. "I promise you this: they'll hear my raunchy side (today)."

ohio state: Coach Jim Tressel said he believed quarterback Terrelle Pryor would play Saturday against Indiana. Pryor left a victory over Illinois with a strained left quadriceps muscle. Also, the Columbus Dispatch reported that starting linebacker Tyler Moeller might have a torn chest muscle and could miss significant time.

tennessee: Coach Derek Dooley was concerned with how little time his team had to substitute when it was called for 13 players on the field, giving LSU a final play to score the winning touchdown Saturday. But after watching video of the final two plays nearly 150 times, Dooley said the responsibility for losing fell to his team. "I think the most important thing is we made sure that we did everything right on our end, and we didn't," Dooley said. "Do I think it could have been administered differently? Absolutely, but we're responsible for doing our part."

Late Saturday

nevada 44, unlv 26: Vai Taua rushed for three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass for the visiting Wolf Pack.

up next

UCF: vs. UAB, 8 Wednesday, ESPN

USF: vs. Syracuse, noon Saturday, Ch. 28

UF: vs. LSU, 7:30 Saturday, ESPN

FSU at Miami: 8 Saturday,

Ch. 28

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