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Coaches poll drops PSU, TCU and welcomes Iowa State, Memphis, Mississippi State, Arizona

With a couple of top four teams taking a loss this weekend, a shakeup was bound to happen in the polls. The Amway Coaches Poll saw just that with a handful of teams moving up at the expense of Penn State and TCU. No. 1 Alabama remains the top team in the coaches poll with all 65 first-place votes.

No. 2 Georgia moves up in the poll to give the SEC the top two teams in the nation. Other SEC teams appearing in the poll include No. 15 Auburn, No. 20 LSU, and No. 22 Mississippi State. The Big Ten is next in line in the coaches poll with No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Wisconsin moving up to stay ahead of No. 5 Clemson of the ACC. Continuing the trend of two teams per conference, No. 6 Miami comes in just behind the defending national and ACC champions.

No. 7 Penn State was dropped five spots in the polls after their one-point loss to Ohio State on Saturday. While the drop was somewhat significant, TCU was hit even harder by falling eight spots from No. 4 to No. 12. Between Penn State and TCU sits No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 10 Oklahoma State, and No. 11 Washington (the highest-ranked Pac-12 team in the coaches poll). TCU is still ranked four spots ahead of the team that just defeated them, No. 16 Iowa State.

Iowa State is joined as a newcomer to the coaches poll this week by No. 21 Memphis, Mississippi State, and No. 25 Arizona. The team taking the biggest tumble in the poll this week that remained in the top 25 is No. 23 USF, who fell nine spots after a loss to Houston. Washington State, Michigan State, West Virginia, and Texas A&M all fell out of the poll.

Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama (65 first-place votes)
  2. Georgia
  3. Ohio State
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Clemon
  6. Miami
  7. Penn State
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Washington
  12. TCU
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. UCF
  15. Auburn
  16. Iowa State
  17. USC
  18. Stanford
  19. NC State
  20. LSU
  21. Memphis
  22. Mississippi State
  23. USF
  24. Michigan
  25. Arizona

Others receiving votes: Michigan State, Washington State, South Carolina, Kentucky, Toledo, West Virginia, Boise State, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Troy, Navy, Iowa