NEW YORK — One loss meant a big tumble for the previously undefeated Missouri Tigers.
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In the BCS rankings, released Sunday on ESPN, Missouri dropped from No. 6 to No. 12.
But as far as Missouri fell, Michigan State fell further after losing for the first time this season. The Spartans dropped 11 places to 16th in the AP poll after losing 37-6 at Iowa.
Oregon tightened its grip on the top spot in the AP poll, 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 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 to 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.