Kansas State leaped from No. 14 to No. 11 in The Associated Press college football poll after its 31-30 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference reached a new milestone, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the Western Division.
Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. The Atlantic Coast Conference’s Florida State held its ground at No. 2 after beating then-No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27.
Mississippi remains No. 3. Alabama jumped three spots to No. 4 after a 59-0 victory against Texas A&M. Auburn moved up a spot to No. 5 during a bye week, taking advantage of losses by previously unbeaten Notre Dame and Baylor.
The Irish dropped two spots to seventh. Baylor fell to No. 12 after losing 41-27 at West Virginia.
Thirty times since 2001 a conference has placed three teams in the top five of the AP Top 25. The SEC had done it 16 times since 2009.
No. 10 TCU is the Big 12’s highest-ranked team after a dominating 42-9 victory over Oklahoma State.
West Virginia is ranked for the first time since Oct. 2012.
Also moving back into the rankings this week after victories were UCLA and LSU.
Falling out after losses were Oklahoma State, Stanford and Texas A&M.
K-State also was No. 11 in the coaches’ poll. Missouri received votes in both polls.