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Aside from Ducks-Bucks flip, status quo for coaches’ poll Top Five

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Thanks to just two head-to-head matchups of ranked teams, and just a couple of “upsets” of ranked teams, the Week 2 USA Today coaches’ poll has taken on an eerily similar look to the one released after Week 1.

As expected, the coaches’ Top Five has exactly the same makeup it did last Tuesday, albeit with one slight adjustment: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Stanford and No. 5 Clemson.

Last week, the Buckeyes were No. 2 and the Ducks No. 3 according to the 62 coaches who make up the poll.  OSU also lost one of its three first-place votes to OU, with the Tide, as was the case last week, claiming 58.  Texas A&M received the remaining first-place nod

The first significant change comes at No. 6, previously held by South Carolina.  Following the loss to Georgia, the Gamecocks tumbled all the way out of the Top 10 to No. 14.  The Bulldogs, on the other hand, moved up two spots on the strength of that win into the Top 10 at No. 10.

Texas A&M (No. 6), Louisville (No. 7) and Florida State (No. 9) all moved up one spot each.  LSU gained three spots from last week and currently sits at No. 8.

Miami, No. 24 last week, moved all the way up to T-No. 18 with its win over Florida.  The Gators tumbled down 11 spots to No. 20.

Michigan was also one of the biggest climbers of the week, going from No. 17 to No. 12 following its home win over then-No. 13 Notre Dame.  The Irish, on the other hand, fell all the way down to No. 21 after sitting at No. 13.

Texas (No. 16 last week) and USC (No. 22) both fell out of the Top 25 after embarrassing losses.  Those two teams were replaced by Baylor (No. 22) and Ole Miss (No. 25).

USA Today Coaches' Poll Week Two

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2 Responses to “Aside from Ducks-Bucks flip, status quo for coaches’ poll Top Five”
  1. lsuzilla says: Sep 8, 2013 1:50 PM

    And lurking is LSU

  2. necr0philia says: Sep 9, 2013 9:19 AM

    All about the U baby!! What a great great atmosphere for such a great game! I was very surprised that my Canes showed up for the game whiting out the Gators. Our offense seems to suck this year (FSU Coordinator) but hopefully they can get it together!! As for the Gators hahahahaha! You guys talked so much garbage ( yes some Canes too) and got beat by a team in the Rebuilding process and still has NCAA cloud still above them! Go Canes!!

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