East Carolina, Mississippi State crack AP's Top 25
UNDATED (AP) - The new Associated Press college football poll is out, and there are a couple unfamiliar names on the list. East Carolina is ranked for the first time since 2008, and Mississippi State moved into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons after breaking a long losing streak against LSU.
The Pirates are No. 23 after a record-setting 70-41 victory against North Carolina. Mississippi State is No. 14 after beating LSU 34-29 on Saturday.
Florida State remains No. 1 after escaping with a 23-17 overtime win against visiting Clemson. There's no change to the top seven as second-ranked Oregon is followed by Alabama, Oklahoma, Auburn, Texas A&M and Baylor. Notre Dame, Michigan State and Mississippi round out the top 10.