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College football rankings: Florida State still carrying ACC torch in Coaches Poll, AP Top 25s

The ACC is sparsely represented in the latest Top 25 polls.

The defending ACC champs are still No. 1.
The defending ACC champs are still No. 1.
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Though the Hokies are deservedly out of the Top 25 conversations, the ACC's top team continues to garner front runner status heading into college football's fifth week of the 2014 season.

After outlasting Clemson sans Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston in a 23-17 overtime thriller, Florida State remains No. 1 in the Amway Coaches Poll and AP Top 25s. In lieu of two losses (admittedly to two of the country's better teams in the 'Noles and the Georgia Bulldogs), Clemson drops out of this week's rankings.

In the wake of a second straight year with a tough loss to ECU, North Carolina predictably slides out of this week's Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 as well. Duke returns to the Coaches Poll Top 25 for the first time since last season leaving the Blue Devils and Seminoles as the ACC's lone ranked teams in the first major poll released of the day, while Florida State is the lone representative in the AP's.

Here's the complete Coaches Poll and AP Top 25s along with Jeff Sagarin's computer poll:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State Florida State Alabama
2 Oregon Alabama Oklahoma
3 Alabama Oklahoma Auburn
4 Oklahoma Oregon Oregon
5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor Texas A&M Florida State
8 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
9 Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State
10 Ole Miss UCLA LSU
11 UCLA Ole Miss UCLA
12 Georgia Arizona State Notre Dame
13 South Carolina Georgia Wisconsin
14 Mississippi State Stanford Stanford
15 Arizona State South Carolina Ole Miss
16 Stanford Mississippi State USC
17 LSU Wisconsin Ohio State
18 USC LSU Kansas State
19 Wisconsin Nebraska Clemson
20 BYU Ohio State Oklahoma State
21 Nebraska BYU South Carolina
22 Ohio State USC Florida
23 East Carolina Duke Mississippi State
24 Oklahoma State East Carolina Arizona State
25 Kansas State Kansas State BYU
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit