FBS Coaches Poll Week 8: Oklahoma Slides Down to No. 4

Lincoln Riley

The Oklahoma Sooners fell two spots to No. 4 in in the USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Sunday.  

Voters apparently did not appreciate the Sooners’ tepid performance against Kansas. Even though the Sooners won the game, 35-23, they were huge favorites and were not in the driver’s seat of the game until late in the fourth quarter.

With that move, both Cincinnati and Alabama moved up a spot to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Georgia, which was on off on Saturday, remained No. 1 in the country, receiving all of the first-place votes.

Ohio State rounded out the Top 5 and No. 5

After the Top 5, the coaches had No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Oregon, No. 9 Ole Miss and No. 10 Iowa.  

Michigan and Michigan State play each other this weekend.

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

Clemson dropped out of the poll.

Teams also receiving votes included UL Lafayette 42; Brigham Young 42; Arkansas 41; Houston 27; Arizona State 27; Virginia 23; Oregon State 13; Florida 13; Fresno State 10; Air Force 9; Appalachian State 5; Texas 3; Liberty 3; Utah 1.

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