As noted by Ben earlier this afternoon, LSU and Alabama came in 1-2 in the latest Associated Press poll. In a stunning turn of events, it’s the same way in the USA Today coaches’ poll.
For the sixth consecutive release — the fourth unanimously — the coaches have voted LSU as the No. 1 team in the country. Alabama, of course, comes in at No. 2, while Virginia Tech (No. 3), Stanford (No. 4), Oklahoma State (No. 5) and Houston (No. 6) all moved up a spot from a week ago.
Oregon moved up two to No. 7 and ahead of Boise State, which remained at No. 8. Michigan State climbed one to No. 9, while Arkansas, which lost to the top-rated Tigers Saturday, tumbled all the way from No. 3 to No. 10 to round out the Top Ten.
Outside of the Razorbacks, Clemson (From No. 17 to No. 21) and Penn State (No. 19 to No. 22) fell the furthest this week. Nebraska and West Virginia were the biggest upward movers of the week, up three each to No. 19 and No. 20 respectively.
Georgia Tech (No. 21), Notre Dame (No. 24) and Virginia (No. 25) all dropped from the rankings, replaced by Southern Miss (No. 23), Florida State (No. 24) and Cincinnati (No. 25).