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UCF moves up to No. 12 in AP poll, Alabama still No. 1

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UCF continued to move up in both the Associated Press and coaches' top 25 polls released Sunday afternoon.

The Knights (4-0), who defeated Pittsburgh, 45-14, on Saturday afternoon, moved up a spot to No. 12 in the AP poll and No. 13 in the coaches' poll.

It's the 17th consecutive week during which UCF has been ranked in the AP poll dating back to last season.

UCF, which owns the nation's longest win streak at 17 games, hosts SMU at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Spectrum Stadium.

The highest ranked conference champion from the Group of 5 leagues in the College Football Playoff rankings, which will be released starting Oct. 30, earns a New Year's Six bowl bid.

Miami dropped a spot to No. 17 in the AP poll despite dominating North Carolina on Thursday.

Florida jumped back into the AP rankings at No. 22 with its 13-6 win over then-No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday. 

Elsewhere, the top two spots remained unchanged in both polls, with Alabama at No. 1, followed by Georgia. Ohio State moved up to third after the Buckeyes' 27-26 win over Penn State with Clemson dropping to fourth.

Associated Press top 25 poll
1. Alabama (58)
2. Georgia
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Clemson (1)
5. LSU
6. Notre Dame
7. Oklahoma
8. Auburn
9. West Virginia
10. Washington
11. Penn State
12. UCF
13. Kentucky
14. Stanford
15. Michigan
16.Wisconsin
17. Miami
18. Oregon
19. Texas
20. Michigan State
21. Colorado
22. Florida
23. NC State
24. Virginia Tech
25. Oklahoma State
() = first-place votes

Others receiving votes:Boise St. 86, South Florida 83, Syracuse 74, Cincinnati 35, Iowa 34, Texas A&M 31, Washington St. 14, TCU 13, California 10, Maryland 10, Missouri 8, Mississippi St. 3, Boston College 3, BYU 3, Arizona St. 2, Appalachian St. 2, Duke 1, Hawaii 1, San Diego St. 1.

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