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AP Top 25: Florida State Falls Out Of Top 10; Illinois, Michigan Join Rankings

The Big Ten adds two teams to the Top 25 while the Big 12 continues to hold three of the top 8 slots.

It almost seems unfair to punish Florida State by dropping them six overall slots to No. 11 in the country, since they lost to the No. 1 overall team in Oklahoma. However, that's the name of the game in the weekly polling of college football writers known as the AP Top 25 and given how intense competition will become in conference play, the Seminoles will be positioned for another top BCS bid if they continue to play well.

As for other action in the AP Top 25, the first place votes are not centered on just one school despite the Sooners' solid showing against another top five team. LSU, Alabama and Boise State are all impressive to enough voters to earn them some top rankings and Stanford, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State stand outside that bubble waiting for their own believers. With some new entrants this week, here's the week four version of the AP Top 25.

AP TOP 25 (includes first place votes in parentheses, W-L record and total votes):
1    Oklahoma (37)    2-0    1471
2    LSU (14)    3-0    1424
3    Alabama (7)    3-0    1402
4    Boise State (2)    2-0    1309
5    Stanford    3-0    1212
6    Wisconsin    3-0    1170
7    Oklahoma State    3-0    1092
8    Texas A&M    2-0    1043
9    Nebraska    3-0    911
10    Oregon    2-1    899
11    Florida State    2-1    896
12    South Carolina    3-0    891
13    Virginia Tech    3-0    830
14    Arkansas    3-0    781
15    Florida    3-0    669
16    West Virginia    3-0    579
17    Baylor    2-0    521
18    South Florida    3-0    496
19    Texas    3-0    402
20    TCU    2-1    273
21    Clemson    3-0    272
22    Michigan    3-0    266
23    USC    3-0    260
24    Illinois    3-0    106
25    Georgia Tech    3-0    59