Nebraska’s 73-7 win over Idaho State helped the Huskers move up three places in The Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll, from 25th to 22nd. NU inched up two spots, from 22nd to 20th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, also released Sunday.
Oregon slipped past LSU to No. 2 in the AP poll behind Alabama after the Ducks rolled to a 49-0 victory over Arizona and the Tigers struggled to remain unbeaten in their 12-10 win at Auburn.
Florida State remained No. 4 after its 49-37 victory against Clemson and Georgia held steady at No. 5. No. 6 South Carolina gives the Southeastern Conference four of the top six teams in the nation.
Alabama got 59 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel with LSU receiving the other.
Kansas State moved up eight spots to No. 7 after beating Oklahoma 24-19, the Wildcats' best ranking since September 2006. The Sooners dropped from sixth to 16th.
Nebraska (3-1) is using revenge as motivation for this week's Big Ten opener against 3-1 Wisconsin in Lincoln. The Badgers gave the Huskers a harsh initiation into the conference last year, winning 48-17 in Madison in a nationally televised game.
Taylor Martinez threw three interceptions over a six-minute span of the first and second halves. He said he can't get that memory out of his mind. Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles said he remembers having "an awful feeling" at the end of the game. He said he and his teammates "owe" Wisconsin.
Martinez said the Huskers have rebounded from their road loss to UCLA and will be "tough to beat" if they keep their momentum going.