FBS Coaches Poll Week 7: Oklahoma Slides Up to No. 2

Lincoln Riley

The Oklahoma Sooners slid up to No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Sunday.  

The Sooners (7-0) defeated TCU on Saturday. But, more importantly to the poll, the Iowa Hawkeyes lost to Purdue, dropping the Hawkeyes out of the No. 2 spot.

The Sooners slid up from No. 3 to No. 2. Also, Cincinnati, which blew out UCF, slid up from No. 4 to No. 3.

Georgia was No. 1 and received all 65 first-place votes after defeating Kentucky.

Alabama moved up a spot to No. 4, and Ohio State moved up a spot to round out the Top 5.

After the Top 5, the coaches had No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Penn State, No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Oregon.  

The rest of the USA Today Coaches Top 25 included No. 11 Iowa, No. 12 Ole Miss, No. 13 Notre Dame, No. 14 Kentucky, No. 15 Wake Forest, No. 16 Coastal Carolina, No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 18 NC State, No. 19 SMU, No. 20 Baylor, No. 21 San Diego State, No. 22 Auburn, No. 23 Pittsburgh, No. 24 Clemson and No. 25 UTSA.

Florida, Arkansas, BYU and Arizona State dropped out of the poll.

Teams also receiving votes included Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; Brigham Young 23; Air Force 20; UL Lafayette 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; Louisiana State 2; Fresno State 1.

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