As expected, there’s been a sizable shift inside the Top 10 of the newly-minted coaches’ poll.
Kansas State was the biggest beneficiary of a smattering upsets, leapfrogging a handful teams to No. 8 from No. 13 at the beginning of the weekend. The Wildcats’ Saturday victim, Oklahoma, tumbled all of the way out of the Top 10, dropping from No. 5 to No. 15.
Clemson’s loss to Florida State cost the Tigers six spots in the poll, coming in this weekend at No. 16. As was the case with the Associated Press, the win did nothing for FSU’s poll standing as the Seminoles stayed at No. 4.
Alabama is No. 1 in the eyes of the coaches for a third straight week. Just as in the AP poll, Oregon and LSU flipped spots, with the former now No. 2 and the latter No. 3.
The Tide received all but two of the coaches’ first-place votes, with LSU and FSU splitting the remaining two.
Georgia (No. 5), South Carolina (No. 6), West Virginia (No. 7), Stanford (No. 9) and Texas (No. 10) make up the remainder of the Top 10.
Michigan (then-No. 17), Arizona (No. 19) and UCLA (No. 21) all dropped out, replaced by a total of four teams — Oregon State (No. 21), Baylor (No. 24) and Rutgers and Virginia Tech tied at No. 25.
Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury. Now, the Buffs have lost another.
Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.
At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.
“It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”
Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.” Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was. Allegedly.
Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.
From the report:
Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.
The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.
Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois. He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.
This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.