Auburn falls to No. 9 in AP poll

Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State all took big steps forward in The Associated Press college football poll after big wins, and Auburn dropped out of the top five after being upset.

For the fifth straight week, the top two are Mississippi State (9-0) and Florida State (9-0). The No. 1 Bulldogs received 49 first-place votes Sunday. The second-ranked Seminoles have 12.

Oregon jumped to No. 3 past Alabama, which remained No. 4. No. 5 TCU also moved up a spot.

Baylor climbed four places to sixth after romping at Oklahoma, 48-14. Arizona State is up four spots to seventh after a 55-31 victory against Notre Dame. Ohio State moved five spots to No. 8 after beating Michigan State 49-37.

Auburn fell 41-38 to Texas A&M, dropping the Tigers from third to ninth. Michigan State fell from No. 7 to No. 12, Kansas State dropped from No. 9 to No. 13 after losing 41-20 to TCU, and LSU fell from No. 14 to No. 20 after losing 20-13 in overtime to Alabama.

Oklahoma is out of the rankings this week for the first time since the final poll of the 2009 season, snapping a streak of 76 poll appearances. Another Big 12 team, West Virginia, dropped out.

No. 24 Georgia Tech is back in the rankings and No. 23 Colorado State (9-1) is ranked for the first time since in 11 years, dating back the preseason poll in 2003.

Alabama (110) and Oregon (89) have the longest current streaks of consecutive poll appearances.