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In the event of a three-way tie for the SEC West title, the BCS standings are used as a tiebreaker to determine which team will play Georgia in the conference title game on Dec. 3 in Atlanta.
The second 10 in the Top 25 starts with No. 11 Michigan State, which has clinched a spot in the first Big Ten championship game.
Oklahoma is followed by No. 13 Georgia, No. 14 South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Kansas State is No. 16. Michigan is No. 17 heading into its rivalry game against unranked Ohio State.
Clemson already has a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game sewn up, but the Tigers dropped 11 spots in the latest rankings after a 37-13 loss at North Carolina State.
No. 19 is TCU, which has earned no less than a share of the Mountain West Conference title.
No. 20 Penn State will play Wisconsin for the right to play Michigan State in the Big Ten championship.
Baylor's big victory helped Robert Griffin III and the Bears moved up three spots to No. 21.
Nebraska and Notre Dame are tied at No. 22.
No. 24 Virginia beat Florida State 14-13 on Saturday night to move into the AP rankings for the first time since Dec. 2, 2007. The Cavaliers will play Virginia Tech next week for a spot in the ACC title game.
ACC rival Georgia Tech also moved back into the rankings at No. 25.
Florida State and Southern Miss dropped out after losses.
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