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1. Alabama (6-0): Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon became the first pair of Crimson Tide backs to rush for 100 yards in the same game and Alabama won at Missouri 42-10 in a soggy, lightning-delayed game. The Crimson Tide had a season-high 533 yards of offense while holding the Tigers to just 129 yards, only three on the ground. Trending: No. 1 last week. Next: at Tennessee (3-3), 7 p.m.
2 (tie). Florida (6-0): Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns and the Gators remained undefeated with a 31-17 win at Vanderbilt heading into next week’s showdown with South Carolina. Driskel broke Tim Tebow’s school record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback on just 11 carries. It was Florida’s 22nd straight win over the Commodores. Trending: No. 4 last week. Next: vs. South Carolina (6-1), 3:30 p.m.
2 (tie). Oregon (6-0): With just half the regular season complete, the Ducks have already matched a school record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns. Safety Avery Patterson has two of those in Oregon’s last two games. The Ducks have been deadly at home this season, scoring at least 35 points in the first half in four of their five home games this season. Trending: tied for No. 2 last week. Next: at Arizona State (5-1), Thursday, 9 p.m.
4. Notre Dame (6-0): The Fighting Irish stopped Stanford inches shy of the goal line in overtime to hang on for a tough 20-13 win and remain unbeaten. TJ Jones caught a 7-yard pass from Tommy Rees on Notre Dame’s first overtime possession to take the lead. Then the defense stopped the Cardinal five times inside the 5-yard line to end overtime. Trending: No. 6 last week. Next: vs. BYU (4-3), 3:30 p.m.
5. Kansas State (6-0): Collin Klein ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and also threw for 187 yards as the Wildcats held off Iowa State 27-21 to remain unbeaten. Kansas State held the Cyclones to just 231 yards of offense in part because Klein and the offense held the ball for more than 40 minutes and converted 8-of-17 on third down. Trending: No. 7 last week. Next: at West Virginia (5-1), 7 p.m.
6 (tie). Oklahoma (4-1): Damien Williams broke away for a 95-yard touchdown run, the longest in the history of the Red River Rivalry, and running quarterback Blake Bell scored four touchdowns as the Sooners routed Texas 63-21 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for their second straight blowout victory in the series. Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns. He broke Steve Davis’ record for wins by a quarterback at the school and became just the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to beat Texas three times. Trending: No. 14 last week. Next: vs. Kansas (1-5), 7 p.m.
6 (tie). South Carolina (6-1): The Gamecocks were outgained 406-211 but held LSU to field goals on three drives inside the 5-yard line to keep it close, falling at Baton Rouge, La., 23-21. Connor Shaw drove South Carolina for a late touchdown on a short pass to Bruce Ellington with 1:41 left and the Gamecocks got the ball once more with 35 seconds remaining, but the Tiger defense held up. Trending: tied for No. 2 last week. Next: at Florida (6-0), 3:30 p.m.
8. LSU (6-1): Jeremy Hill capped a 124-yard, two-touchdown performance on the ground with a 50-yard scoring run and the Tigers knocked South Carolina from the unbeaten ranks, 23-21. LSU outgained the Gamecocks 406-211 but struggled to find the end zone, settling for three field goals after driving to at least the 5-yard line. Another drive to the South Carolina 15 ended with a missed field goal. Trending: tied for No. 11 last week. Next: at Texas A&M (5-1), noon.
9. Ohio State (7-0): Braxton Miller ran for 149 yards and a touchdown and also threw two scoring passes and the Buckeyes survived with a wacky 52-49 win at Indiana. Miller was 13-for-24 passing for 211 yards and had an interception while also running the ball 23 times and recovering a fumble in the third quarter that may have been a game saver. It was Miller’s third straight 100-yard rushing game. Trending: No. 8 last week. Next: vs. Purdue (3-3), noon.
10. Oregon State (5-0): Cody Vaz took his first snaps since 2010 and threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Beavers past a BYU defense that came in ranked fifth in the country, 42-24. Vaz started in place of injured starter Sean Mannion and was 20-for-32 passing to help Oregon State remain unbeaten. The Beavers are 5-0 for the first time since 1939. Trending: No. 15 last week. Next: vs. Utah (2-4), 10:30 p.m.
11 (tie). Florida State (6-1): EJ Manuel threw for a career-high 439 yards and four touchdowns and the Seminoles rebounded from their first loss of the season by blowing out Boston College 51-7. Kicker Dustin Hopkins became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time scoring leader with a 51-yard field goal that gave Florida State a 31-7 halftime lead. He now has 402 career points, good for fifth on the NCAA scoring list. He passed former Maryland kicker Nick Novak, who finished his career with 393 points. Trending: Tied for No. 11 last week. Next: at Miami (4-3), 8 p.m.
11 (tie). USC (5-1): Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown while Jawanza Starling forced a big fourth-quarter fumble as the Trojans got big plays from the defense and special teams to win at Washington 24-14. Penn State transfer Silas Redd ran for 155 yards and a first-half touchdown on 26 carries for USC and Matt Barkley added an 18-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Grimble. But the Trojans were held scoreless in the second half and needed to lean on the defense, which had five sacks and forced four turnovers. Trending: No. 9 last week. Next: vs. Colorado (1-5), 6 p.m.
13. Georgia (5-1): The Bulldogs spent last week shaking off the embarrassment of their blowout loss at South Carolina on Oct. 6 but are not willing to concede their goals are out of reach. After all, last year Georgia lost to the Gamecocks early in the season to fall to 0-2. All they did was win 10 straight games and win its first Southeastern Conference East Division title since 2005. Trending: No. 13 last week. Next: at Kentucky (1-6), 7 p.m.
14 (tie). Texas A&M (5-1): Johnny Manziel accounted for six touchdowns, including two to help fend off a late Louisiana Tech rally, and the Aggies handed the Bulldogs their first loss 59-57. Manziel ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 395 yards and three more scores. His 576 yards of total offense broke his own school and SEC records. Trending: No. 18 last week. Next: vs. LSU (6-1), noon.
14 (tie) Texas Tech (5-1): Seth Doege outdueled Heisman Trophy frontrunner Geno Smith, throwing for 499 yards and six touchdowns as the Red Raiders blasted West Virginia 49-14. Doege was 32-for-42 passing and matched his career-high with the six touchdown tosses. Darrin Moore tied his career-high with three touchdown receptions and Jace Amaro had five catches for 156 yards. Trending: Tied for No. 25 last week. Next: at TCU (5-1), 3:30 p.m.
14 (tie) West Virginia (5-1): Heisman Trophy candidate Geno Smith was 29-for-55 passing for 275 yards but didn’t throw a touchdown pass and the Mountaineers’ shaky defense got torched in a 49-14 blowout loss at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders scorched the West Virginia defense for 18 plays of 15 yards or more. The Mountaineers, who converted all five of their fourth-down tries against Texas a week earlier, converted just 1-of-6 on fourth down against Tech. Trending: No. 5 last week. Next: vs. Kansas State (6-0), 7 p.m.
17. Mississippi State (6-0): Tyler Russell threw for a career-high 291 yards and two touchdowns, including a 9-yarder to Malcolm Johnson with nine seconds left to seal a 41-31 win over Tennessee. The Bulldogs won their eighth straight game, dating back to last season. Russell was 23-for-37 passing. LaDarius Perkins added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown as Mississippi State continued its best start since 1999. Trending: No. 17 last week. Next: vs. Middle Tennessee (4-2), 7 p.m.
18 (tie) Clemson (5-1): The Tigers come off an open date a week after beating Georgia Tech 47-31 on Oct. 6. Clemson used the bye for to rest some injured players. Wide receiver Martavis Bryant, running back D.J. Howard, tight end Brandon Ford and linebacker Lateek Townsend are all expected to play against Virginia Tech. This game is a rematch of the 2011 ACC title game. Trending: No. 19 last week. Next: vs. Virginia Tech (4-3), noon.
18 (tie). Stanford (4-2): Stepfan Taylor was stopped just short of the end zone on fourth down from the 1-yard line and the Cardinal fell at unbeaten Notre Dame in overtime 20-13. Stanford had won three straight against the Fighting Irish. The Cardinal led 13-10 late in the game on a 27-yard field goal by Jordan Williamson with 6:12 remaining. Trending: No. 16 last week. Next: at California (3-4), 3 p.m.
20 (tie). Boise State (5-1): The Broncos rushed for 215 yards and the defense forced two turnovers, had three sacks and didn’t allow a touchdown until the final minutes en route to a 20-10 win over Fresno State. D.J. Harper paced the Boise State offense with 122 yards on 21 carries, his third 100-yard game this year, and gave the Broncos a 17-0 lead late in the first half with a 28-yard touchdown run. Trending: Unranked last week. Next: vs. UNLV (1-6), 3:30 p.m.
20 (tie). Louisville (6-0): Teddy Bridgewater hit DeVante Parker for a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the second half to give the Cardinals the lead and Louisville pulled away for a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh to continue their best start since 2006. Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns for the Cardinals, who ended a four-game losing streak to the Panthers. Bridgewater finished with 304 yards passing. Trending: No. 20 last week. Next: vs. South Florida (2-4), 3:30 p.m.
22. Cincinnati (5-0): The Bearcats led FCS Fordham by just eight points at halftime then scored on every second-half possession to roll over the overmatched Rams 49-17. Munchie Legaux threw for two touchdowns and ran for another while Deven Drane ran 76 yards for a touchdown after scooping up a fumble and Travis Kelce had a 78-yard touchdown reception in the first half. Trending: No. 22 last week. Next: at Toledo (6-1), 7 p.m.
23 (tie). Rutgers (6-0): Big East defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene had 14 tackles, forced three fumbles, intercepted a pass and had 1½ sacks as the Scarlet Knights became bowl eligible for the seventh time in eight seasons with a 23-15 win over Syracuse. Jamal Merrell had the biggest play of the game, blocking a field goal that Duron Harmon returned 75 yards for a touchdown early in the second half. It was Rutgers’ 27th kick block since 2009, the most in FBS over that time. Trending: No. 21 last week. Next: at Temple (3-2), noon.
23 (tie). Texas (4-2): The Longhorns couldn’t get a stop and lost quarterback David Ash to an apparent left-wrist injury while trailing by 41 points in the fourth quarter of a 63-21 drubbing at the hands of Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Case McCoy relieved Ash and threw late touchdown passes to Mike Davis and John Harris against the Sooner backups. Texas was outgained 677-289 in the game and allowed 343 yards on the ground. Trending: No. 10 last week. Next: vs. Baylor (3-2), 8 p.m.
25 (tie). Iowa State (4-2): The Cyclones had a chance for a game-winning drive but Kansas State stopped them on fourth down as Iowa State went down at home 27-21. Jared Barnett threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones but the defense had no answer for Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein. Trending: Tied for No. 25 last week. Next: at Oklahoma State (3-2), noon.
25 (tie). Michigan (4-2): Denard Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Wolverines crushed Illinois 45-0. Robinson bounced back after leaving the game with an undisclosed injury late in the first quarter to account for 287 yards of total offense. He surpassed the 10,000-yard mark for his career by going 7-for-11 passing for 159 yards and touchdowns to Jeremy Gallon and Devin Funchess and ran for 128 yards on 11 carries for his 18th career 100-yard game. Trending: Unranked last week. Next: vs. Michigan State (4-3), 3:30 p.m.
Out of the rankings: Arizona State (tied for No. 23 last week), Louisiana Tech (tied for No. 23 last week).
Also receiving votes: Arizona State (5-1), TCU (5-1).