Alabama still ahead of Clemson in Coaches Poll


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Alabama maintained its spot atop this week's Coaches Poll after moving to 3-0 with a win over Colorado State, but Clemson gained some ground.

The Tigers earned six first-place votes to Alabama's 59, to rank No. 2, ahead of Oklahoma, Penn State and Southern California in the top-five.

In the ACC, Florida State is No. 11, Virginia Tech No. 13, Miami No. 14 and Louisville dropped six spots to No. 20.

Week two opponent Auburn ranks 16th.

Week Three Coaches Poll (via USA TODAY)

RANK TEAM RECORD
1 Alabama (59) 3-0
2 Clemson (6) 3-0
3 Oklahoma 3-0
4 Penn State 3-0
5 Southern California 3-0
6 Washington 3-0
7 Oklahoma State 3-0
8 Michigan 3-0
9 Ohio State 2-1
10 Wisconsin 3-0
11 Florida State 0-1
12 Georgia 3-0
13 Virginia Tech 3-0
14 Miami 1-0
15 Texas Christian 3-0
16 Auburn 2-1
17 South Florida 3-0
18 Washington State 3-0
19 Mississippi State 3-0
20 Louisville 2-1
21 Utah 3-0
22 Florida 1-1
23 Louisiana State 2-1
24 Oregon 3-0
25 San Diego State 3-0

Schools Dropped Out
No. 18 Kansas State, No. 19 Stanford, No. 23 Tennessee.

Others Receiving Votes
West Virginia 100; Vanderbilt 92; Colorado 84; Maryland 48; Kansas State 45; Memphis 36; Notre Dame 24; Kentucky 18; California 18; Minnesota 14; Stanford 11; North Carolina State 9; Houston 9; Duke 8; Navy 7; Iowa 6; Tennessee 3; Wake Forest 2; Boise State 2; Appalachian State 2; Michigan State 2; Arkansas 1.

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