Florida State was still atop 37 ballots and earned 1,458 points.
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Florida State's narrow win over Boston College on Saturday cost the Seminoles some cushion, though the defending national champions still reside in the top spot of the latest Associated Press college football poll.
The Seminoles had to squeak out a 20-17 verdict over the Eagles on a last-second field goal to remain unbeaten, but lost six first-place votes to allow No. 2 Alabama to close the gap.
Florida State was still atop 37 ballots and earned 1,458 points, just 13 more than the Crimson Tide. Alabama received 21 first-place votes, an increase of five from the previous week.