N.C. State is back in the Associated Press weekly football poll for the first time since the Philip Rivers era.
With a 45-28 win at Georgia Tech on Saturday, the 4-0 Wolfpack moved into the No. 23 slot. At No. 25 is the Nevada Wolf Pack, which last made an AP poll appearance in 1948.
Alabama, Ohio State and Boise State remain 1-2-3, but Texas fell from No. 7 to No. 21 after its stunning loss to UCLA.
Other than State, the ACC has one ranked team _ Miami at No. 16 after its Thursday night win over Pittsburgh.
Florida State and Clemson received votes.
State was last in the AP rankings in 2003, Rivers’ final season.