Competition week results presented a challenging task for voters who cast their ballots for the updated college football rankings. But after all the dust cleared from nearly a handful of the top 10 teams’ losses and staggering losses in Columbus, OhioThe Coaches’ Poll settled in the top four GeorgiaAnd the MichiganAnd the TCU And the USC.
USC excelled Ohio State for fourth by a narrow voting point margin (1381 to 1312) after the Buckeyes lost 45-23 at home to rival Michigan. Ohio State’s three-place drop from second to fifth was one of the major falls from the majors, but far from the only one after a chaotic week on the court.
A further drop in the standings was the expected adjustment for LSU, which dropped from No. 6 to No. 13 after losing 38-23 in Texas A&Mand a decrease similar to Clemsonnow down to No. 11 after losing to South Carolina. Both teams were double-digit favorites heading into the regular season finals, and while both teams are vying for the conference championship next weekend, they enter those games with no playoff hopes.
Oregon loss to Oregon It wasn’t amazing, though it did create some top-25 action. The Ducks fell from No. 9 to No. 15 after the defeat while the Beavers rose from No. 22 to No. 16 in the wake of one of the biggest wins of coach Jonathan Smith’s career.
Top 25 Coaches Poll
- Ohio State
- Pennsylvania state
- Kansas State
- University of California
- Notre Dame
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
Others get votes: Mississippi (83); Troy (58); North Carolina State (58); Cincinnati (49); Boise State (37); Bordeaux (36); Pittsburgh (36); Coastal Carolina (26); air forces (19); South Alabama (15th); Illinois (10); Minnesota (7); duke (7); Yes (6); James Madison (2); Fresno State (2); Wake Forest (1)
drop out: No. 19 Mississippi; No. 21 Cincinnati; No. 23 Coastal Carolina
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