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Nebraska remains No. 1; Michigan rises to No. 4

A second straight shutout kept Nebraska at No. 1, while Michigan moved up a spot to No. 4 in The Associated Press' Top 25 college football poll.

The Cornhuskers (7-0), who beat Kansas 35-0 on Saturday, received 35 first-place votes and 1,704 points from the panel of 70 sportswriters and broadcasters, slightly increasing their lead over No. 2 Penn State.The Nittany Lions (6-0), who did not play Saturday, had 25 first-place votes and 1,665 points. Last week, when the Huskers replaced the Lions at No. 1, Nebraska led in first-place votes 33-26 and points 1,698-1,668.

Florida State (7-0) defeated Virginia 47-21 and remained No. 3 with eight first-place votes and 1,629 points.

The Wolverines (7-0) beat Michigan State 23-7 and moved ahead of idle North Carolina (7-0). Michigan did not receive a first-place vote but totaled 1,514 points, seven more than the Tar Heels, who collected two first-place votes.

On Nov. 8, there could be bigger changes as Michigan is at Penn State and Florida State is at North Carolina.

The second five remained the same as last week, with Florida at No. 6, followed by Washington, Tennessee, Ohio State and Washington State.

Auburn was No. 11, followed by UCLA, Kansas State, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, West Virginia, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Michigan State, Toledo, Virginia Tech, Southern Mississippi and Texas A&M.

The top five in this week's USA Today/ESPN poll are: Nebraska, Penn State, Florida State, Michigan and North Carolina.

Oklahoma State (6-1), which lost 51-50 in double overtime to Missouri, fell seven places to No. 19, and Texas A&M, a 16-13 loser to Texas Tech, dropped five spots to No. 25.

Michigan State (5-2) fell six spots to No. 21 after its loss to Michigan.

West Virginia (6-1), a 30-17 winner over Virginia Tech, moved up four places to No. 17, while the Hokies (5-2) dropped four to No. 23.