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Coaches Poll sees shake-up after upset-filled weekend

Coaches Poll sees shake-up after upset-filled weekend


by - Staff Writer -

Three upsets and another game that felt like a loss for a top-10 team provided a late shake-up going into championship weekend.

Ohio State's 63-39 win at previous No. 4 Michigan headlined the action after slipping to No. 10 in the polls recently. Clearing the way for a move was upset victims in previous No. 8 LSU (74-72 in 7 OTs at Texas A&M) and No. 7 Washington State (28-15 to Washington), as well as a devastating injury for UCF QB McKenzie Milton setting the UCF Knights back despite a win.

The Coaches Poll features the same undefeated top-three of Alabama then Clemson and Notre Dame, moving up Crimson Tide SEC Championship foe Georgia to No. 4, Oklahoma, No. 5, and Ohio State up to No. 6.

ACC Championship opponent Pittsburgh dropped out of the poll after a 24-0 road loss at Miami Saturday. Clemson opponents in Syracuse (18) and Texas A&M (22) closed out their regular seasons with a win.

USA TODAY Top 25 - 11/25

RANK TEAM RECORD

1 Alabama 12-0

2 Clemson 12-0

3 Notre Dame 12-0

4 Georgia 11-1

5 Oklahoma 11-1

6 Ohio State 11-1

7 Central Florida 11-0

8 Michigan 10-2

9 Texas 9-3

10 Florida 9-3

11 Washington 9-3

12 Penn State 9-3

13 Washington State 10-2

14 Louisiana State 9-3

15 Kentucky 9-3

16 West Virginia 8-3

17 Utah 9-3

18 Syracuse 9-3

19 Mississippi State 8-4

20 Boise State 10-2

21 Northwestern 8-4

22 Texas A&M 8-4

23 Fresno State 10-2

24 Utah State 10-2

25 Army 9-2

Schools Dropped Out

No. 25 Pittsburgh.

Others Receiving Votes

Iowa State 103; Cincinnati 82; NC State 55; Missouri 33; Iowa 20; Appalachian State 14; Pittsburgh 13; Memphis 6; UAB 4; Stanford 3; Oregon 3; Buffalo 3; Wisconsin 1; California 1; Georgia Southern 1.

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