FBS Coaches Poll Week 12: Oregon, Michigan State Fall Hard

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks

The Oregon Ducks and the Michigan Spartans fell hard after big losses in the newest USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released on Nov. 21.

Oregon absorbed a 38-3 loss to Utah, while Michigan State was destroyed by Ohio State, 56-7. Both the Ducks and the Spartans were in the Top 10 entering the weekend.

With the losses, Oregon fell back to No. 11 and Michigan State fell back to No. 13.

Georgia remained No. 1. 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, clinching its spot in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia.

From there, the poll fell like this: No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Cincinnati, No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 8 Ole Miss, No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 10 Baylor.  

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

Arkansas dropped out of the poll.

Teams also receiving votes included Arkansas 67; Clemson 56; Mississippi State 42; Penn State 22; Appalachian State 20; Purdue 10; Coastal Carolina 9; Air Force 9; Oregon State 2.

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