Florida State slipped all the way to the No. 10 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to Alabama and losing quarterback Deondre Francois to a season-ending injury.

The Crimson Tide are No. 1 again, securing 60 of 61 first-place votes in the first Top 25 of the regular season. Ohio State remained No. 2 in the media poll and received the other first-place vote. Defending champion Clemson moved up to No. 3 on Tuesday. Penn State is No. 4 and Oklahoma moved up to No. 5, meaning for the second straight week there will be a top-five matchup. The Sooners play at Ohio State on Saturday.

Florida State was No. 3 in the preseason poll and lost an opening-week showdown with Alabama, 24-7. Francois went down with a knee injury late in the game.

The Seminoles will turn to freshman quarterback James Blackman to start. Florida State hosts Louisiana-Monroe this week, but the stiffer tests are coming soon. No. 16 Miami visits Tallahassee on Sept. 16.

Many AP voters said that Florida State they would not have dropped as far on their ballots had Francois not been injured. ESPN’s Rece Davis said he would have had the Seminoles no lower than No. 3 without the injury to Francois.

NOTRE DAME: Navy transfer Alohi Gilman is not eligible to play this season. Coach Brian Kelly said the NCAA denied the school’s final appeal for immediate eligibility instead of Gilman sitting out the usual one year required of transfers.

UCF: UCF has moved its home football game against Memphis up a day, 6:30 p.m. Friday, as a precaution to avoid any potential disruption by Hurricane Irma.


XAVIER: Xavier added a year to Coach Chris Mack’s deal, keeping him under contract through the 2022-23 season.

GONZAGA: Brandon Clarke, who led San Jose State in scoring last season, is transferring to Gonzaga.

UCONN: St. John’s recruit Sidney Wilson has transferred to UConn and the Huskies are seeking a waiver that would allow him to play this season.


NOTRE DAME: Star center Brianna Turner, who suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during the NCAA tournament in late March, will miss the upcoming season to continue rehabilitation.