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Penn State moves up to No. 3 in AP Poll

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley looks to pass against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Penn State won 31-7. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown to lead Penn State past Northwestern on Saturday.

Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost this past weekend.

Alabama and Clemson still hold the top spots. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 43 first-place votes and the Tigers had 18. The Nittany Lions, who won 31-7 at Northwestern on Saturday, moved up a spot to their best ranking since 2008.

Oklahoma lost at home to Iowa State, dropping the Sooners from No. 3 to 12. Michigan also lost for the first time and fell from No. 7 to 17.

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Behind Penn State, Georgia at No. 4 and Washington at No. 5 moved up one spot.

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Washington State is No. 8 and Auburn moved up to 10.

TCU moved up two spots to No. 6, and No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 9 Ohio State round out the top 10.

Surgery for Walton

Miami running back Mark Walton will need season-ending surgery on his right ankle, a major blow for the 11th-ranked and unbeaten Hurricanes. Walton, the Hurricanes’ leading rusher, with 428 yards and three TDs, was injured in Miami's win over Florida State on Saturday.

Running out of time

The SEC said Missouri should have had more time on the clock at the end of Saturday’s 40-34 loss at Kentucky. After catching a pass, Tigers receiver J’Mon Moore ran to carry the ball toward officials when linebacker Josh Allen appeared to knock the ball out of Moore’s hands. The clock should have stopped with 16 seconds remaining. However, the clock ran until Missouri spiked the ball with three seconds left . . . Kentucky reserve quarterback Luke Wright says on his Twitter account that tests "all came back good" after he collapsed on the sideline in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s victory over Missouri.

Speight out for year

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According to reports, Michigan’s starting quarterback Wilton Speight is likely to miss the remainder of the season with three broken vertebrae in his back, suffered Sept. 23 against Purdue . . . Clemson coach Dabo Swinney expects quarterback Kelly Bryant (left ankle) to practice later in the week to try and prepare to face Syracuse on Friday night.