(CBSLA.com/AP) — After impressive performances in two of the young season’s most attractive nonconference showdowns, Oregon jumps to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind No. 1 Florida State – and ahead of No. 3 Alabama – and Virginia Tech vaults into the rankings at No. 17.

The Ducks pulled away late from Michigan State on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene to beat the Spartans 46-27. Oregon receives 16 first-place votes from the media panel.

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Florida State has 38 first-place votes.

Alabama slipped one spot. No. 4 Oklahoma receives two first-place votes. No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Georgia and No. 7 Texas A&M give the Southeastern Conference four of the top seven.

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Michigan State slipped six spots to 13th.

Big Ten rival Ohio State dropped to 22nd after losing 35-21 at home to Virginia Tech, which is ranked for the first time since the middle of last season.

USC jumped five spots at No. 9  after defeating Stanford in Palo Alto, 13-10.

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UCLA has looked shaky in both of their first two games, but did end up winning their games anyway. They slip one spot at No. 11.

AP Rankings
Rankings as of 9/7/2014
Rank School Votes Prev
1 Florida State (2-0) 1463 (38) 1
2 Oregon (2-0) 1415 (16) 3
3 Alabama (2-0) 1334 (1) 2
4 Oklahoma (2-0) 1303 (2) 4
5 Auburn (2-0) 1236 5
6 Georgia (1-0) 1201 (1) 6
7 Texas A&M (2-0) 1101 (2) 9
8 Baylor (2-0) 1043 10
9 USC (2-0) 1039 14
10 LSU (2-0) 1029 12
11 Notre Dame (2-0) 815 16
12 UCLA (2-0) 779 11
13 Michigan State (1-1) 751 7
14 Ole Miss (2-0) 703 15
15 Stanford (1-1) 592 13
16 Arizona State (2-0) 570 17
17 Virginia Tech (2-0) 532 NR
18 Wisconsin (1-1) 391 18
19 Kansas State (2-0) 285 20
20 Missouri (2-0) 237 24
21 Louisville (2-0) 234 25
22 Ohio State (1-1) 222 8
23 Clemson (1-1) 206 23
24 South Carolina (1-1) 199 21
25 BYU (2-0) 179 NR
Others: Nebraska (153) , North Carolina (118) , Oklahoma State (92) , Florida (70) , Duke (43) , Penn State (35) , TCU (31) , Mississippi State (29) , Marshall (18) , Tennessee (14) , Iowa (10) , West Virginia (6) , Cincinnati (6) , Washington (4) , Pittsburgh (3) , Texas Tech (3) , North Dakota State (3) , Utah (2) , Arizona (1)