Coaches Poll top 25: Penn State moves up to No. 2 after Week 7 shake-up –

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. 

Clemson Tigers
Washington Huskies
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
Navy Midshipmen
each tasted defeat for the first time as well, bringing the list of undefeated teams to eight:
Alabama Crimson Tide
Penn State Nittany Lions
Georgia Bulldogs
Wisconsin Badgers
TCU Horned Frogs
, Miami, USF and
UCF Knights

Auburn Tigers
loss at
LSU Tigers
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: 

  1. Alabama (first-place votes (63)
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia 
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin

  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. Miami
  8. Clemson

  9. Oklahoma Sooners

  10. Southern California Trojans

  11. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  12. Washington 

  13. South Florida Bulls

  14. Virginia Tech Hokies

  15. Michigan Wolverines

  16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  17. NC State Wolfpack
  18. Washington State

  19. Michigan State Spartans
  20. UCF 
  21. Auburn

  22. Stanford Cardinal

  23. West Virginia Mountaineers

  24. Texas A&M Aggies
  25. LSU

Dropped out: San Diego State,
Utah Utes
, Navy  

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.


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