College Football Coaches Top 25: Poll Gets More Big Ten Flavor

The Iowa Hawkeyes moved up on spot to No. 6, and they were joined by the Penn State Nittany Lions in the USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Sunday.  

Iowa (3-0) continued to roll after its big Cy-Hawk rivalry win over Iowa State. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes defeated Kent State, 30-7. They moved up a spot to No. 6, even though Clemson — the team ranked ahead of them last week — won.

Penn State (3-0), which defeated Auburn in a dramatic 28-20 win at Happy Valley, moved up to the No. 8 spot, their first peek into the Top 10 this season.

The top five spots remained unchanged, with No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 Texas A&M.

After No. 6 Iowa, No. 7 Clemson and No. 8 Penn State, Cincinnati and Notre Dame round out the Top 10. And those two teams will face each other on Oct. 2.

The rest of the USA Today Coaches Top 25 included No. 11 Florida, No. 12 Ohio State, No. 13 Ole Miss, No. 14 Iowa State, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 16 BYU, No. 17 Coastal Carolina, No. 18 Arkansas, No. 19 Michigan, No. 20 North Carolina, No. 21 Michigan State, No. 22 Oklahoma State, No. 23 Auburn, No. 24 UCLA and No. 25 Fresno State.

No. 15 Virginia Tech and No. 21 Arizona State dropped out of the poll.

Teams also receiving votes included Liberty 80; Kentucky 69; Texas Christian 50; Virginia Tech 49; Texas 42; Southern California 41; San Diego State 41; Kansas State 40; Memphis 27; Boston College 27; Maryland 26; Arizona State 26; Louisiana State 25; Wake Forest 22; West Virginia 19; UL Lafayette 17; Baylor 13; Army 12; Southern Methodist 8; Nevada 7; Stanford 6; Central Florida 6; Utah State 2; Tennessee 2; Rutgers 2; Texas-San Antonio 1; Miami 1.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbookfeatures more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

The print edition is available online via and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.

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