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Florida State moves up a spot to No. 2 in AP poll, Oklahoma State drops out

Florida State's Dalvin Cook runs away from Charleston Southern's defense to score in the second half  Saturday, in Tallahassee. [AP photo]
Florida State's Dalvin Cook runs away from Charleston Southern's defense to score in the second half Saturday, in Tallahassee. [AP photo]
Published Sep. 11, 2016

Florida State eased past an overmatched opponent while Clemson escaped one. As a result, the Seminoles have leapfrogged the Tigers in the latest Associated Press poll.

The 'Noles jumped a spot to No. 2 behind Alabama, which received 56 of a possible 61 first-place votes. FSU, a 52-8 winner against shorthanded Charleston Southern, received four of the others, with Michigan getting one.

Clemson fell to fifth after eking out a 30-24 win against Sun Belt Conference foe Troy, coming off a 4-8 season.

Elsewhere, Florida moved back into the poll -- at No. 23 -- following its 45-7 dismantling of Kentucky. Miami, a 38-10 winner against FAU, stayed at No. 25.

1. Alabama

2. FSU

3. Ohio State

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

6. Houston

7. Stanford

8. Washington

9. Wisconsin

10. Louisville

11. Texas

12. Michigan State

13. Iowa

14. Oklahoma

15. Tennessee

16. Georgia

17. Texas A&M

18. Notre Dame

19. Ole Miss

20. LSU

21. Baylor

22. Oregon

23. Florida

24. Arkansas

25. Miami