Alabama keeps it spot at the top of the rankings after blasting Ole Miss 66-3 on Saturday night. The No. 1 team in the country is 2-0 in SEC play with wins by 59 and 63 points in as strong of a two-week statement as we've seen all year. They received 58 first-place votes, even though Clemson is starting to build its argument as the No. 1 team in the country.
Clemson (with only six first-place votes) sits at No. 2 after going on the road and outlasting "Enter Sandman" and a good Virginia Tech team, followed by Oklahoma at No. 3, Penn State at No. 4 and Washington edged out Georgia for No. 5 after the loss to USC.
The Trojans made the biggest move down of any team in this week's poll, down 10 spots to No. 15.
Here's how the new Coaches Poll top 25 looks:
- Alabama (58 first-place votes)
- Clemson (six first-place votes)
- Penn State
- Ohio State
- Washington State
- Oklahoma State
- Virginia Tech
- San Diego State
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- NC State
Dropped out: LSU (22), Mississippi State (24), Florida State (25)
Also receiving votes: Florida State 55; Kansas State 35; Georgia Tech 31; Navy 30; Texas A&M 27; Stanford 18; Oregon 17; Kentucky 14; Troy 9; Maryland 6; Michigan State 2; Mississippi State 1; Memphis 1; Colorado State 1; Arkansas 1.