The Tide defeated Miami (FL), 44-13, to start their title defense with a victory over a ranked Hurricanes team. With the loss, the Hurricanes fell from No. 14 to No. 22 in the AP poll and from No. 16 to No. 26 in the USA Today Top 25.
In the AP poll, after Alabama, Georgia moved up to No. 2 after defeating Clemson, and the Tigers dropped from No. 3 to No. 6. Ohio State moved up one spot to No. 3, while Oklahoma dropped two spots from No. 2 to No. 4. Texas A&M rounded out the Top 5.
After Clemson at No. 6, Cincinnati was No. 7, Notre Dame was No. 8, Iowa State was No. 9 and Iowa was No. 10. Iowa and Iowa State play each other this weekend.
The rest of the Top 25 includes No. 11 Penn State, No. 12 Oregon, No. 13 Florida, No. 14 USC, No. 15 Texas, No. 16 UCLA, No. 17 Coastal Carolina, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 20 Ole Miss, No. 21 Utah, No. 22 Miami (FL), No. 23 Arizona State, No. 24 North Carolina and No. 25 Auburn.
In the USA Today Top 25, after Alabama at No. 1, Georgia was No. 2, Ohio State was No. 3, Oklahoma was No. 4, Texas A&M was No. 5, Clemson was No. 6, Notre Dame was No. 7, Cincinnati was No. 8, Florida was No. 9 and Iowa State was No. 10.
The rest of the Top 25 includes No. 11 Oregon, No. 12 Iowa, No. 13 Penn State, No. 14 USC, No. 15 Texas, No. 16 UCLA, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 18 Utah, No. 19 Coastal Carolina, No. 20 Ole Miss, No. 21 Virginia Tech, No. 22 North Carolina, No. 23 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Miami (FL) and No. 25 Arizona State.
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