USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll, Week 4: UCLA rises, Nebraska falls

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

We recap the movings and shakings of the Week 3 Coaches' Poll.

Just four ranked teams lost in the third week of college football, leading to a mostly unchanged Coaches' Poll.

Alabama holds on to the top spot after defeating Texas A&M on the road, while the Aggies have slipped a bit after the loss. Nebraska, who was ranked No. 15 last week, falls significantly after the loss to UCLA, who sees a rise in the standings.

Despite losing on ridiculous circumstances, Wisconsin also falls. Meanwhile, TCU finds their way out of the poll after a loss to Texas Tech, while Ole Miss moves up after a dominating win over Texas. Via USA Today:

Rank Team Record Points First-place votes Previous rank
1 Alabama 2-0 1549 61 1
2 Oregon 3-0 1477 1 2
3 Ohio St. 3-0 1398 0 3
4 Clemson 2-0 1331 0 5
5 Stanford 2-0 1314 0 4
6 Louisville 3-0 1128 0 7
7 LSU 3-0 1121 0 8
8 Florida St. 2-0 1113 0 9
9 Texas A&M 2-1 1033 0 6
10 Georgia 1-1 1022 0 10
11 Oklahoma St. 3-0 908 0 11
12 Oklahoma 3-0 839 0 13
13 South Carolina 2-1 811 0 14
14 Michigan 3-0 743 0 12
15 UCLA 2-0 699 0 17
16 Northwestern 3-0 582 0 16
17 Miami 2-0 559 0 18
18 Florida 1-1 398 0 20
19 Baylor 2-0 375 0 22
20 Washington 2-0 361 0 23
21 Notre Dame 2-1 331 0 21
22 Mississippi 3-0 303 0 25
23 Arizona St. 2-0 176 0 NR
24 Michigan St. 3-0 131 0 NR
25 Fresno St. 2-0 75 0 NR
Schools Dropped Out
No. 15 Nebraska (2-1), No. 18 (Tie) Wisconsin (2-1), No. 24 TCU (1-2).
Others Receiving Votes
Nebraska 55; Wisconsin 53; Texas Tech 49; Georgia Tech 37; Arkansas 34; Central Florida 33; Arizona 29; Northern Illinois 26; Auburn 15; Virginia Tech 9; Brigham Young 8; Southern California 7; Kansas State 6; Boise State 5; Utah State 5; Rutgers 2.

The Coaches' Poll is purportedly filled out by coaches around the country, who are supposed to have time to watch other teams' games on the same day they are playing their own. This is a poll that counts in the BCS rankings, which determines final bowl placement. In all likelihood, most of the ballots are filled out by media relations people, who are also busy with their school's game on Saturday.

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