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College Football Rankings: LSU moves up to No. 2 in AP Poll, Notre Dame, Georgia, Auburn fall out

Les Miles and LSU are ranked No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. (LM Otero/AP)

Oklahoma held its top spot after an impressive 47-14 thrashing of Tulsa, but the rest of the top 10 shifted considerably.

LSU jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 after dismantling Oregon , which fell from No. 3 to No. 13. Alabama moved down one spot to No. 3, despite rolling over Kent State. Boise State moved up a rung to No. 4 after handling Georgia in prime time on Saturday night, and Florida State rounded out the top five.

Stanford (6), Texas A&M (7) and Wisconsin (8) each moved up while Oklahoma State and Nebraska held their places at the back end of top 10.

Four new teams — No. 20 Baylor, No. 22 South Florida, No. 23 Penn State and No. 24 Texas — entered the rankings while Notre Dame (16), Georgia (19), Auburn (23) and USC (25) all fell out of the poll.

Notre Dame fell 23-20 at home in a game that featured multiple weather delays while defending BCS champions Auburn had to rally in the final minutes to edge Utah State 42-38.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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