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USF falls to No. 19, Gators edge to No. 11 in AP poll

NEW YORK — The AP poll had few significant shifts, but USF was one of them, falling nine spots to No. 19 after Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh. Florida moved up one spot to No. 11, and Ball State, at No. 25, is ranked for the first time.

Oklahoma was No. 1 with 51 first-place votes and 1,608 points, gaining a few points and top votes in its second week on top of the rankings.

No. 2 Alabama has 13 first-place votes and 1,537 points. Missouri moved up one spot to No. 3 after winning 52-17 at Nebraska.

LSU dropped a spot to No. 4 after an off week, and Texas remained No. 5. The Longhorns and Sooners meet Saturday, the fourth time since 2001 that Texas and Oklahoma will play with both teams in the Top 5 and first time since 2004.

No. 22 North Carolina is back in the Top 25 for the first time in seven years.

Ball State (6-0), located in Muncie, Ind., is off to its best start since 9-0 in 1965.

The last time a MAC team made the AP Top 25 was 2004, when Bowling Green was No. 25 for a week late in the season.

Dropping out: Fresno State, Oregon, UConn and Wisconsin.

miSSOURI wins, SAYs NEBRASKA dirty: Coach Bo Pelini said he would try to contact Missouri coach Gary Pinkel to discuss quarterback Chase Daniel's claims that a Nebraska player spit on him before Saturday night's 52-17 Missouri victory, and that Cornhuskers threw footballs at the Tigers during warmups. Pelini said he saw no problems. The Tigers rolled to a 31-10 halftime lead, and shut down their offense for the fourth quarter. "That's what they get for scheduling us for homecoming," said Missouri's Derrick Washington, who ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns in 14 carries.

fresno falls: Inoke Funaki threw two touchdowns and Dan Kelly gave Hawaii its first road win ever against a ranked team with his career-high fourth field goal as the Warriors took advantage of six turnovers to beat then-No. 22 Fresno State 32-29 in overtime. Fresno's Kevin Goessling, who missed three field goals in a 13-10 loss to Wisconsin last month, missed three against Hawaii, one a 40-yarder in OT and then a 35-yarder after a penalty gave him another chance.

AUBURN: Coach Tommy Tuberville is considering personnel changes after a 14-13 loss at Vanderbilt. He did not elaborate, but said first-year coordinator Tony Franklin is still in charge of the offense, ranked 104th in the nation in yards. The Tigers had won 13 straight against the Commodores, last losing in 1955.

vanderbilt: Coach Bobby Johnson says the Commodores (5-0 and ranked No. 13) still have a long way to go to match Vandy's winningest coach, Dan McGugin, who led the team to its last 6-0 start in 1928: "His teams beat teams 150-0.''

USF falls to No. 19, Gators edge to No. 11 in AP poll 10/05/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 6, 2008 1:54pm]
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