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Going Polling: Seminoles Moving On Up, Now 2nd in Coaches', AP Poll


The polls are out and Florida State -- as expected -- is now ranked second in both the AP poll and the Coaches poll. 

While the Seminoles handled Wake Forest easily on Saturday afternoon and Alabama earned a hard-fought victory over LSU on Saturday night -- the BCS drama was over before either kicked off.

The Ducks lost to Stanford 26-20 on Thursday night, effectively ending the three-team game of BCS musical chairs that had played out since the first standings debuted several weeks ago.

The 'Noles and Tide need only win out from here on out and they will meet in Pasadena in the BCS title game.

Today, both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll reflect that reality. With Oregon out of the picture the Seminoles move up to second place in both polls.

In the AP poll -- which doesn't factor into the BCS directly -- FSU now has three first place votes and a sizeable 108 point lead over third place Ohio State. Baylor and Stanford round out the top five. Oregon drops to sixth, Auburn, Clemson, Missouri and Texas A&M are 7-10. The University of Miami drops to 24th following their loss to Virginia Tech.

In the Coaches poll FSU now has four first place votes with 84 points dividing the Seminoles from the third place Buckeyes. Baylor and Stanford are 4-5, Clemson is sixth, Oregon drops to 7th and Missouri, Auburn and Oklahoma State round out the top ten. Miami is now 23rd. Duke and Virginia Tech both received votes.

The new BCS standings come out tonight at 8:30.


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