Coaches Poll top 25: Penn State moves up to No. 2 after Week 7 shake-up – CBSSports.com
What was advertised as an off weekend for marquee college football games ended up as one of the most impactful weeks of the season in terms of the rankings and College Football Playoff picture.
Washington State Cougars
all lost for the first time this season, and now face a climb back into the playoff picture with no margin for error along the way.
San Diego State Aztecs
each tasted defeat for the first time as well, bringing the list of undefeated teams to eight:
Alabama Crimson Tide
Penn State Nittany Lions
TCU Horned Frogs
, Miami, USF and
makes the SEC West picture look less difficult for Alabama, and in surviving a thriller in the rain against
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
, Miami enters Week 8 as the top team in the ACC standings.
Alabama leads the top of the poll followed by Penn State at No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3. LSU was the biggest move up, gaining nine spots to land at No. 25 while Auburn fell 10 spots to No. 21.
Here’s the full updated Coaches Poll top 25:
- Alabama (first-place votes (63)
- Penn State
Ohio State Buckeyes
Southern California Trojans
Oklahoma State Cowboys
South Florida Bulls
Virginia Tech Hokies
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NC State Wolfpack
- Washington State
Michigan State Spartans
West Virginia Mountaineers
Texas A&M Aggies
Dropped out: San Diego State,
Others receiving votes: Kentucky 64; Memphis 50; Virginia 42; San Diego State 39; South Carolina 19; Utah 14; Navy 9; Mississippi State 6; Boise State 4; Colorado State 4; Marshall 3; Florida 2; Georgia Tech 2; Iowa State 2.