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NEW ORLEANS -- No. 3 Florida State gains ground on No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in The Associated Press college football poll, earning four more first-place votes than it did last week.

The Seminoles are coming off another easy victory against a previously unbeaten rival. Florida State beat Miami 41-14 on Saturday night and received six-first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Last month the Seminoles handed Clemson its first loss.

Alabama remains No. 1 with 52 first-place votes, three less than last week. Oregon received two first-place votes, a loss of one for the Ducks.

Miami's first loss drops it seven spot to 14th.

Notre Dame moved back into the rankings at No. 24 and Michigan fell out after losing to Michigan State. The Spartans advance six spots to 18th.

1. Alabama (52) 8-0 1,491 1
2. Oregon (2) 8-0 1,418 2
3. Florida St. (6) 8-0 1,409 3
4. Ohio St. 9-0 1,315 4
5. Baylor 7-0 1,234 5
6. Stanford 7-1 1,214 6
7. Auburn 8-1 1,082 8
8. Clemson 8-1 1,059 9
9. Missouri 8-1 956 10
10. LSU 7-2 863 11
11. Texas A&M 7-2 861 12
12. Oklahoma 7-1 816 13
13. South Carolina 7-2 769 14
14. Miami 7-1 737 7
15. Oklahoma St. 7-1 662 18
16. UCLA 6-2 515 17
17. Fresno St. 8-0 493 16
18. Michigan St. 8-1 478 24
19. UCF 6-1 472 19
20. Louisville 7-1 385 20
21. Wisconsin 6-2 342 22
22. N. Illinois 9-0 322 21
23. Arizona St. 6-2 197 25
24. Notre Dame 7-2 164 NR
25. Texas Tech 7-2 102 15
Others receiving votes: Texas 34, Georgia 32, BYU 28, Mississippi 17, Houston 9, Minnesota 7, Michigan 6, Washington 6, Ball St. 4, Duke 1.

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