FBS Coaches Poll Week 11: Oklahoma Slides Back After Baylor Loss

Lincoln Riley

The Oklahoma Sooners lost to the Baylor Bears on Saturday, and that sent the Sooners back seven spots in the newest USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Nov. 14.

The Sooners had not lost to Baylor since 2014, but the 27-14 loss to the Bears ended their undefeated season and put a significant dent in their hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. The Sooners lost their first game of the season, trimming the undefeated ranks in FBS to three teams.

Georgia remained No. 1 after defeating Tennessee. The Bulldogs have been No. 1 for more than a month, and once again they received all of the first-place votes associated with the poll. The Bulldogs are already set for the SEC Championship game, representing the East Division.

Alabama remained at No. 2 and Cincinnati remained at No. 3, as both won in Week 11.

Ohio State moved into the No. 4 spot, while Oregon moved to No. 5.

After the Top 5, the coaches had No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Michigan State, No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Ole Miss.

The rest of the USA Today Coaches Top 25 included No. 11 Oklahoma, No. 12 Wake Forest, No. 13 Baylor, No. 14 Iowa, No. 15 BYU, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 17 Houston, No. 18 UTSA, No. 19 Pitt, No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 21 Louisiana, No. 22 Arkansas, No. 23 San Diego State, No. 24 NC State and No. 25 Utah.

Auburn, Coastal Carolina and Penn State dropped out of the poll.

Teams also receiving votes included Kentucky 113; Southern Methodist 45; Coastal Carolina 34; Appalachian State 31; Mississippi State 26; Penn State 20; Auburn 18; Utah State 9; Purdue 7; Louisville 5; Kansas State 4; Fresno State 4; Clemson 4; Arizona State 2.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook  features 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.

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