By Matt Holmes

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Florida State could have seen its national-championship hopes go up in Miami’s fabled smoke.

Instead, the Seminoles are back atop the AP Top 25.

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Florida State rallied from 16 points down to top Miami 30-26 on Saturday night, extending its winning streak to 26 games. On Sunday, the Seminoles returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press poll. When the next College Football Playoff rankings are released this week, the Seminoles (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) almost certainly will hold one of the top two spots.

Seminoles wide receiver Rashad Greene says his team doesn’t care where it is ranked — as long as it’s among the top four on the CFP list.

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Wins over Boston College, Florida and then either Duke or Georgia Tech in the ACC title game would ensure that it finishes there.

Record Pts Pv
1. Florida St. (43) 10-0 1,476 2
2. Alabama (16) 9-1 1,439 4
3. Oregon (1) 9-1 1,385 3
4. Mississippi St. 9-1 1,289 1
5. TCU 9-1 1,237 5
6. Baylor 8-1 1,232 6
7. Ohio St. 9-1 1,167 8
8. Mississippi 8-2 1,064 10
9. Georgia 8-2 948 16
10. Michigan St. 8-2 941 12
11. UCLA 8-2 876 14
12. Kansas St. 7-2 868 13
13. Arizona St. 8-2 720 7
14. Wisconsin 8-2 707 22
15. Arizona 8-2 695 17
16. Auburn 7-3 531 9
17. Georgia Tech 9-2 523 24
18. Marshall 10-0 383 21
19. Missouri 8-2 376 NR
20. Utah 7-3 349 25
21. Nebraska 8-2 291 11
22. Colorado St. 9-1 281 23
23. Oklahoma 7-3 206 NR
24. Southern Cal 7-3 195 NR
25. Duke 8-2 85 19

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 74, Clemson 52, Boise St. 29, Louisville 29, LSU 26, Minnesota 10, West Virginia 8, Miami 3, Texas A&M 3, Arkansas 2.

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