LACETT | Cards drop in new AP poll after loss to Clemson

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Linebacker Porter Gustin, who had two screws placed in his big toe Wednesday and then recorded two sacks on back-to-back plays in the first half, missed the second half after aggravating the toe injury.

Oklahoma State's continued offensive dominance helped the Cowboys jump three places while the Sooners dropped a spot in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Alabama is next at 26.

3 in the Amway Coaches Poll for the second week in a row. 4 and 5, respectively, after the Nittany Lions hammered Georgia State by a score of 56-0.

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Oklahoma State moved up to sixth from ninth after its 59-21 demolition of Pittsburgh.

Stock up: TCU. The Horned Frogs make the biggest upward move within the top 25 of the week, climbing five places to No. 15 following a victory against neighborhood rival SMU. MI 9. Wisconsin 10. Utah was one spot out of the poll last week and is ranked in the AP poll for the first time in the 2017 season, receiving 194 votes.

K-State had a chance to tie the game late, but quarterback Jesse Ertz was stopped a yard short on a fourth-and-8 that originated from the Vandy 19-yard line. Also falling out were Kansas State (No. 18), Tennessee (No. 23) and UCLA (No. 25).

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Cal, despite improving to 3-0 by beating Ole Miss 27-16, remains outside the rankings. Penn State's odds went up slightly following a dismantling of Georgia State. Miami is up to No. 14 from No. 17 despite not playing.

Stanford (1-2), which lost Saturday 20-17 at San Diego State, fell out of the rankings and the Aztecs (No. 22) moved in.

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