Without much drama to speak of in the top half of the college football polls this weekend, it was expected to be relatively quiet in the top 10 of the latest Amway Coaches Poll. Other than No. 7 West Virginia swapping spots with No. 8 Ohio State from last week’s ranking, the top 10 (actually the top 11) saw no changes go down. Alabama remains the top team in the nation, followed by the usual suspects: Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma in that order.
No. 9 Washington State, No. 10 LSU and No. 11 UCF remained in their spots from last week after winning over the weekend. No. 12 Syracuse moved up one spot and No. 13 Utah State continued to move up by jumping up three spots.
No. 14 Texas, No. 15 Penn State and No. 16 Florida all moved up five spots following wins and combined with a handful of teams ranked ahead of them taking losses this weekend.
No. 21 Kentucky suffered the largest drop within the top 25 this week, falling nine spots after their road loss at Tennessee. No. 22 Boston College fell eight spots after their home loss to Clemson, and No. 23 Mississippi State was dropped eight spots for their road shutout loss at Alabama.
Fresno State and NC State each fell out of the coaches poll, making room for new appearances by Boise State (who defeated Fresno State) and UAB. The Broncos moved up 14 spots in the overall voting from last week, while the Blazers make their coaches poll debut after moving up four spots in the overall voting.
Here is this week’s full coaches poll:
- Alabama (64 first-place votes)
- Clemson (1)
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Ohio State
- Washington State
- Utah State
- Penn State
- Iowa State
- Boston College
- Mississippi State
- Boise State