NEW YORK — Oregon tightened its grip on the top spot in The Associated Press poll Sunday, while No. 3 Auburn closed the gap on No. 2 Boise State.

In their third consecutive week as No. 1, the Ducks reached a new high for first-place votes (49) and points (1,487) from the media panel after a decisive 53-32 victory at Southern California on Saturday night.

Boise State received seven first-place votes and 1,403 points after four voters switched from the Broncos to the Ducks.

Auburn also lost a first-place vote to Oregon. The Tigers got two votes as No. 1 after beating Mississippi 51-31, but are now just seven points behind the Broncos. Boise State beat Louisiana Tech 49-20 on Tuesday.

No. 4 TCU also received two first-place votes. Idle Alabama moved up a spot to No. 5 and unbeaten Utah climbed two places to sixth.

The Utes host the Horned Frogs in the first game in Mountain West Conference history to match top-10 teams.

The rest of the top 10 is Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska and Stanford.

Missouri and Michigan State both took big tumbles after losing for the first time this season. The Tigers dropped seven spots to No. 14 after losing 31-17 at Nebraska.

The Spartans dropped 11 places to 16th after losing 37-6 at Iowa. The Hawkeyes moved up three spots to No. 15.

The loss to Oregon dropped USC out of the rankings for the second time this season and Miami is also out again after being upset 24-19 at Virginia.

Moving back into the Top 25 were No. 23 North Carolina State and No. 25 Nevada.

Oklahoma is No. 11, followed by LSU and Arizona.

No. 18 South Carolina, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech round out the first 20.

Joining N.C. State and Nevada in the final five were No. 21 Mississippi State, No. 22 Baylor and No. 24 Florida State.

AP Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 30, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

1. Oregon (49) 8-0 1,487 1

2. Boise St. (7) 7-0 1,403 2

3. Auburn (2) 9-0 1,396 3

4. TCU (2) 9-0 1,350 4

5. Alabama 7-1 1,228 6

6. Utah 8-0 1,147 8

7. Wisconsin 7-1 1,113 9

8. Ohio St. 8-1 1,010 10

9. Nebraska 7-1 974 14

10. Stanford 7-1 950 13

11. Oklahoma 7-1 928 11

12. LSU 7-1 872 12

13. Arizona 7-1 779 15

14. Missouri 7-1 739 7

15. Iowa 6-2 700 18

16. Michigan St. 8-1 644 5

17. Arkansas 6-2 500 19

18. South Carolina 6-2 497 17

19. Oklahoma St. 7-1 457 20

20. Virginia Tech 6-2 332 21

21. Mississippi St. 7-2 302 23

22. Baylor 7-2 247 25

23. N.C. State 6-2 113 —

24. Florida St. 6-2 97 16

25. Nevada 7-1 91 —

Others receiving votes: Hawaii 50, Syracuse 22, Oregon St. 16, Maryland 11, Southern Cal 10, San Diego St. 9, Illinois 8, UCF 5, Pittsburgh 4, Miami 3, Northwestern 3, Florida 2, N. Illinois 1.

USA Today Top 25

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches' poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 30, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

1. Oregon (51) 8-0 1,464 1

2. Auburn (4) 9-0 1,384 3

3. Boise State (3) 7-0 1,361 2

4. TCU (1) 9-0 1,292 4

5. Alabama 7-1 1,213 6

6. Utah 8-0 1,141 7

7. Wisconsin 7-1 1,100 9

8. Ohio State 8-1 1,049 10

9. Oklahoma 7-1 990 11

10. Nebraska 7-1 961 12

11. LSU 7-1 861 13

12. Stanford 7-1 846 14

13. Arizona 7-1 704 16

14. Missouri 7-1 676 8

15. Michigan State 8-1 652 5

16. Iowa 6-2 647 19

17. South Carolina 6-2 517 17

18. Oklahoma State 7-1 466 20

19. Arkansas 6-2 446 18

20. Virginia Tech 6-2 379 21

21. Mississippi State 7-2 320 23

22. Baylor 7-2 250 24

23. Nevada 7-1 112 NR

24. Florida State 6-2 107 15

25. North Carolina State 6-2 96 NR

Others receiving votes: Hawaii 59, Northwestern 24, Syracuse 14, Central Florida 13, Maryland 9, Miami (Fla.) 5, Florida 4, Illinois 4, San Diego State 4, Michigan 3, Northern Illinois 2.