Coaches Poll Top 25: Alabama Beats Georgia To Recapture No. 1 In College Football Rankings

NCAA Football: Alabama at Arkansas
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We have a new #1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll…and it’s a household name. It seems the voting members weren’t impressed with Georgia’s struggle to get past Missouri on Saturday night, but they were quite impressed with the way Alabama handled Arkansas on the road, despite losing star quarterback Bryce Young to the most of the match. As a result, the Crimson Tide has jumped Georgia and reclaimed the No. 1 spot for the first time since mid-September. The Tide received 34 first-place votes against 23 from Georgia.

Outside of the top two places, the top seven remains the same. Tennessee rose one spot from number 9 to number 8 and Ole Miss and Penn State joined the top 10.

The biggest dips in the poll belong to Baylor (No. 14 to No. 22), Washington (No. 18 to No. 24) and Arkansas (No. 19 to No. 25). Oklahoma and Texas A&M fell completely out of the poll after Week 5 losses to TCU and the state of Mississippi, respectively.

The newcomers include Kansas, which jumped from unranked all the way to number 17 after a narrow win over the state of Iowa. TCU comes in at No. 18 after its 31-point win over the Sooners, and UCLA debuts at No. 19.

Here’s a look at the entire top 25 as voted by the 66 FBS coaches included in the Coaches Poll (first place votes in parentheses).

Coaches Poll top 25

  1. Alabama (34)
  2. Georgia (23)
  3. State of Ohio (7)
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. USC
  7. State of Oklahoma
  8. Tennessee
  9. be Miss
  10. Penn State
  11. Utah
  12. Oregon
  13. Kentucky
  14. NC state
  15. Wake Forest
  16. BYU
  17. Kansas
  18. TCU
  19. UCLA
  20. Kansas state
  21. Syracuse
  22. Baylor
  23. Mississippi state
  24. Washington
  25. Arkansas

Also received votes: Cincinnati 140; Louisiana State 89; State of Florida 74; Florida 41; Washington State 38; Maryland 37; James Madison 30; Minnesota 23; Texas 22; Texas A&M 20; air force 20; Oklahoma 19; Coastal Carolina 11; Purdue 10; North Carolina 9; Tulane 6; our lady 5; Illinois 3; Central Florida 2; Pittsburgh 1; duke 1.

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