Virginia Tech leaps into AP Top 25; Oregon passes Alabama to No. 2

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After impressive performances in two of the young season’s most attractive nonconference showdowns, Oregon jumped to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind No. 1 Florida State — and ahead of No. 3 Alabama — and Virginia Tech vaulted into the rankings at No. 17.

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The Ducks pulled away late from Michigan State on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene to beat the Spartans 46-27.

Oregon received 16 first-place votes from the media panel.

Florida State had 38 first-place votes.

Alabama slipped one spot. No. 4 Oklahoma received two first-place votes. No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Georgia and No. 7 Texas A&M give the Southeastern Conference four of the top seven.

Michigan State slipped six spots to 13th.

Big Ten rival Ohio State dropped to 22nd after losing 35-21 at home to Virginia Tech, which is ranked for the first time since the middle of last season.

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