Week 2 in college football provided plenty of notable results that led to changes in the updated Coaches Poll college football rankings, including the fallout from a pair of top-12 non-conference games that will shape the College Football Playoff race.
One of the most anticipated editions of the Cy-Hawk rivalry between Iowa and Iowa State was controlled by the Hawkeyes from start to finish, resulting in Iowa moving from No. 12 to No. 7 after the 27-17 win. Kirk Ferentz's team is 2-0 with two wins against ranked opponents, and considering the other results of the week may now be the team to beat in the Big Ten.
That Big Ten landscape looks different after Ohio State's loss to Oregon in Columbus, Ohio. The Ducks jumped ahead early and never looked back, with the defense holding off CJ Stroud's attempt to lead some late-game heroics in a prolific passing effort. Oregon moved from No. 11 to No. 4 after the massive upset win, while the Buckeyes fell from No. 3 to No. 11.
Auburn, BYU, Arkansas and Michigan were new additions to the rankings. The Tigers and the Wolverines were top two vote-getters outside the top 25 last week, and both teams won handily on Saturday, while BYU's win against Utah and Arkansas' win against Texas provided major moves up from the pollsters.
Check out the full Coaches Poll below:
- Alabama (63 first-place votes)
- Georgia (1)
- Texas A&M
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Iowa State
- Virginia Tech
- Ole Miss
- Coastal Carolina
- North Carolina
- Arizona State
- Oklahoma State
Others receiving votes: Miami 135; USC 99; UCF 65; Michigan State 63; Liberty 63; TCU 57; Pittsburgh 52; Kentucky 50; Utah 41; Texas 36; Kansas State 28; Indiana 28; Louisiana State 26; Nevada 18; Boston College 14; Fresno State 13; Southern Methodist 10; Rutgers 10; Louisiana 9; San Diego State 9; Mississippi State 9; Army 9; Tulane 6; Maryland 6; San Jose State 5; NC State 5; Virginia 4; Marshall 4; Stanford 3; Air Force 3; Texas-San Antonio 1; Memphis 1; Boise State 1.
Schools dropped out: No. 14 USC, No. 15 Texas, No. 18 Utah, No. 24 Miami