Ohio State stood pat at No. 3 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll following a 49-10 win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.
Alabama reclaimed the top spot after a 49-26 victory at Arkansas, while Georgia slipped one spot following its 26-22 win at unranked Missouri. The Buckeyes gained on both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs, though, as they received seven first-place votes, up from four last week.
The next four teams in the top 25 poll remain the same, with No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 USC and No. 7 Oklahoma State all notching conference victories, while No. 8 Tennessee, No. 9 Ole Miss and No. 10 Penn State round out the top 10.
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The Buckeyes, Wolverines and Nittany Lions are the only Big Ten teams ranked in this week’s poll, as previously unbeaten Minnesota lost to unranked Purdue, 20-10. Other conference foes receiving votes this week include Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue and Illinois.
That said, the full USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll can be found below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:
- Alabama (34)
- Georgia (23)
- Ohio State (7)
- Oklahoma State
- Ole Miss
- Penn State
- N.C. State
- Wake Forest
- Kansas State
- Mississippi State
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