Coaches Poll top 25: USC, Michigan plummet; Notre Dame makes strong move

Notre Dame jumped six spots to the No. 10 spot in the latest edition of the Coaches Poll following its impressive 49-14 demolition of USC on Saturday night in South Bend, Indiana. At 6-1 -- with the lone loss coming to No. 3 Georgia -- coach Brian Kelly's crew has established itself not only as a fringe-contender for the College Football Playoff but a real threat to crash the four-team party. USC fell from No. 11 all the way to No. 21 as a result of the loss.

Michigan went the other direction as well. After getting throttled 42-13 by No. 2 Penn State, the Wolverines fell to No. 25. They are 5-2 overall, 2-2 in the Big Ten and saw their playoff hopes disappear in the night in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.

Here's the full updated Coaches Poll top 25: 

  1. Alabama (64 first-place votes)
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Miami
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Washington
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. South Florida
  15. NC State
  16. Washington State
  17. UCF
  18. Michigan State
  19. Auburn
  20. Stanford
  21. USC
  22. West Virginia 
  23. LSU
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Michigan
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Barrett Sallee has been a member of the sports media in various aspects since 2001. He is currently a college football writer for CBS Sports, analyst for CBS Sports HQ and host for the SiriusXM college... Full Bio

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