Florida State and Notre Dame are heading toward a 1-2 showdown.
With Alabama being tied, 17-17, by Tennessee, Notre Dame moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press media poll. The Fighting Irish, who play host to USC Saturday, meet No. 1 Florida State in South Bend on Nov. 13.
If they maintain their rankings until then, it will be the first regular-season matchup between the top two teams since No. 2 Miami beat No. 1 Florida State, 17-16, on Nov. 16, 1991. Second-ranked Alabama defeated No. 1 Miami, 34-13, in the 1993 Sugar Bowl.
Alabama fell from No. 2 to No. 4, and Nebraska rose one notch to No. 5. Arizona went from No. 11 to No. 7.
UCLA moved up from No. 22 to No. 19 with its 39-25 victory over Washington.
Washington State broke into the top 25 by beating California, 34-7. Cal, No. 21 last week, dropped out of the rankings.