Miami out of Top 25; Auburn vaults to No. 2
Miami is out of the rankings for the first time since 1999, and Auburn is the new No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25.
The Hurricanes' latest lopsided loss — a 31-7 defeat at Louisville — ended a streak of 107 consecutive poll appearances that was the nation's longest current streak.
Ohio State remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week. The Buckeyes received 59 first-place votes from a panel of 65 media members.
Notre Dame's first loss of the season vacated a spot right behind Ohio State, and Auburn took advantage.
The Tigers, who beat LSU, 7-3, have their highest ranking since tying for No. 2 with Oklahoma on Nov. 13, 2004. The Tigers received two first-place votes and are the third team to hold the second spot in the Top 25 this season, along with Notre Dame and Texas.
Auburn was 13 points ahead of No. 3 USC.
West Virginia was up to No. 4. Both the Trojans and Mountaineers received two first-place votes. Florida was fifth, up two places after a 21-20 win at Tennessee.
In the USA Today coaches' poll, Ohio State was No. 1 with USC second and Auburn, West Virginia and Florida rounding out the top five.