The Alabama Crimson Tide slid up one spot to No. 2, getting past the Cincinnati Bearcats, the most recent USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Nov. 7.
The Crimson Tide defeated LSU on Saturday, and the Bearcats defeated Tulsa the same day. Both games were close. But it was enough to get voters to lift the Tide past the Bearcats. The two teams are separated by 53 points.
Georgia remained No. 1 after a blowout win over Missouri. The Bulldogs have been No. 1 for more than a month, and one again they received all of the first-place votes associated with the poll.
Oklahoma remained at No. 4 and Ohio State remained at No. 5
After the Top 5, the coaches had No. 6 Oregon, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State and No. 10 Oklahoma State. Michigan State’s undefeated season came to an end with a loss to Purdue, and the Spartans fell six spots from No. 2.
The rest of the USA Today Coaches Top 25 included No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 12 Ole MIss, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 14 Iowa, No. 15 BYU, No. 16 UTSA, No. 17 Houston, No. 18 Baylor, No. 19 NC State, No. 20 Auburn, No. 21 Coastal Carolina, No. 22 Pitt, No. 23 Penn State, No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Louisiana.
Kentucky and SMU dropped out of the poll.
Teams also receiving votes included Arkansas 116; San Diego State 103; Purdue 77; Kentucky 74; Utah 34; Iowa State 21; Appalachian State 19; Southern Methodist 18; Minnesota 10; Nevada 3; Fresno State 3; Clemson 3; Tennessee 2; Arizona State 1.
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