NFP Top 25

Notre Dame’s clash with Florida State on Saturday night managed to live up to the hype. And then some. And so much more.

The Fighting Irish had a potential game-winning touchdown negated by a penalty, but the Fighting Irish showed even in the loss that they are one of the best teams in the country.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the National Football Post's newest Top 25.

2014 record in parentheses and last week’s ranking in brackets.

1. Mississippi State (6-0) [1]

2. Ole Miss (7-0) [2]

Jameis WinstonJameis Winston and FSU remained unbeaten after their victory over ND.

3. Florida State (7-0) [3]

4. Alabama (6-1) [6]

5. Oregon (6-1) [7]

6. Notre Dame (6-1) [4]

7. Auburn (5-1) [8]

8. Kansas State (5-1) [15]

9. Michigan State (6-1) [9]

10. Georgia (6-1) [11]

11. Arizona (5-1) [12]

12. Baylor (6-1) [5]

13. TCU (5-1) [13]

14. Ohio State (5-1) [14]

15. Clemson (5-2) [16]

16. Arizona State (5-1) [21]

17. Nebraska (6-1) [18]

18. Oklahoma (5-2) [10]

19. East Carolina (5-1) [19]

20. USC (5-2) [23]

21. Duke (6-1) [NR]

22. Utah (5-1) [24]

23. West Virginia (5-2) [25]

24. UCLA (5-2) [NR]

25. Marshall (7-0) [NR]

The next five: LSU (6-2), Colorado State (6-1), Wisconsin (4-2), Minnesota (6-1) and Stanford (4-3).

Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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