Coaches Poll top 25: Mississippi State makes debut at No. 19, LSU falls

The first updated college football rankings after the action from Week 3 still pegs Alabama as the No. 1 team in the country, followed by Clemson and Oklahoma to round out the top three. USC and Michigan each moved down just one spot, to No. 5 and No. 8 respectively, after close wins but for the most part, the top of the poll featured no major changes. 

LSU took a dive in the rankings from No. 11 to No. 23 after losing at Mississippi State, and the upset win has propelled the Bulldogs into the top 25 at No. 19. Oregon and San Diego State also moved up into the top 25 at No. 24 and No. 25, replacing Kansas State, Stanford and Tennessee

Here's how the entire poll looks heading into Week 4 

Coaches Poll, Week 4 

  1. Alabama (first-place votes -- 59)
  2. Clemson (6)
  3. Oklahoma 
  4. Penn State
  5. USC
  6. Washington 
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Michigan
  9. Ohio State 
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Florida State
  12. Georgia
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Miami
  15. TCU
  16. Auburn
  17. USF
  18. Washington State
  19. Mississippi State
  20. Louisville
  21. Utah
  22. Florida
  23. LSU
  24. Oregon 
  25. San Diego State

Dropped out: Kansas State (18), Stanford (19), Tennessee (23)

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