Michigan State moved up two spots to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday.

The last regular-season rankings were released before the College Football Playoff selection committee revealed the field for the national semifinals.

No. 1 Clemson received 59 first-place votes, No. 2 Alabama got nine, and Michigan State one from media panel.

The Spartans, who were No. 2 early in the season, edged up after beating Iowa 16-13 in the Big Ten championship game.

Oklahoma slipped one spot to No. 4. Stanford moved up two spots to No. 5 after winning the Pac-12 title and Iowa dropped two spots to sixth after its first loss of the season.

Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida State and North Carolina round out the top 10.


AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org