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Auburn Jumps To 3, Pirates Pick Up 7 Votes In Top 25 Poll

NEW YORK (AP) -- Auburn has jumped two spots to No. 3 behind top-ranked Oregon and Boise State in The Associated Press college football poll.

The Tigers have their highest ranking since they were No. 2 in 2006 after beating LSU 24-17 on Saturday in a matchup of the Southeastern Conference's last unbeaten teams.

TCU is No. 4, Michigan State is fifth and Alabama is No. 6.

No. 7 Missouri made the largest jump in the poll, moving 11 spots after beating previously undefeated Oklahoma 36-27. The Sooners dropped eight spots to No. 11.

Missouri was last ranked this highly in 2007, when the Tigers reached No. 1 and finished the season No. 4.

No. 25 Baylor (6-2) is ranked for the first time since Sept. 5, 1993, when the Bears were No. 24 for a week.

East Carolina picked up 6 more votes for a total of 7 in this week's poll. The Pirates improved to 5-2 after beating Marshall 37-10.

AP Top 25
No. School Record Points Prev
1 Oregon (44) 7-0 1480 1
2 Boise State (11) 6-0 1419 2
3 Auburn (3) 8-0 1376 5
4 TCU (2) 8-0 1354 4
5 Michigan State 8-0 1175 8
6 Alabama 7-1 1173 7
7 Missouri 7-0 1121 18
8 Utah 7-0 1098 9
9 Wisconsin 7-1 1022 10
10 Ohio State 7-1 931 11
11 Oklahoma 6-1 861 3
12 LSU 7-1 831 6
13 Stanford 6-1 830 12
14 Nebraska 6-1 760 14
15 Arizona 6-1 691 15
16 Florida State 6-1 606 16
17 South Carolina 5-2 476 19
18 Iowa 5-2 468 13
19 Arkansas 5-2 435 21
20 Oklahoma State 6-1 336 17
21 Virginia Tech 6-2 270 23
22 Miami (Fla.) 5-2 229 25
23 Mississippi State 6-2 221 24
24 Southern California 5-2 172 26
25 Baylor 6-2 56 35
Others Receiving Votes: Nevada(6-1) 32; Hawaii(6-2) 19; Michigan(5-2) 9; Syracuse(5-2) 8; West Virginia(5-2) 8; San Diego State(5-2) 7; EAST CAROLINA5-2) 7; Oregon State(3-3) 5; Navy(5-2) 5; Northwestern(5-2) 4; Florida(4-3) 2; Maryland(5-2) 1; NorNC STATE(5-2) 1; Northern Illinois(6-2) 1


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