College Football Rankings: Week 8 USA Today Coaches Poll Keeps Crown On Oklahoma

The king stays the king in the first part of the college football rankings for Week 8: Oklahoma stays on top of the Week 8 USA Today coaches poll, followed by LSU and Alabama, on the Sunday of the initial BCS rankings for the 2011 season.

The Sooners earned 31 first-place votes, more than LSU (15) and Alabama (12) received combined, and after crushing Texas in the Red River Rivalry and pulling away from Kansas on Saturday, the Sooners remain in pole position in one of the two human polls that factors into the BCS formula.

Elsewhere, Wisconsin and Stanford completed the top five, Oklahoma State nudged Boise for sixth by one point, Clemson and Oregon tied for eighth, Michigan State joined the top 15 at No. 13 after beating Michigan, Kansas State crept up to No. 16, and Washington entered the top 25 for the first time this year.

Here's the full USA Today coaches poll top 25 for Week 8:

 

1 Oklahoma

 

2 LSU

 

3 Alabama

 

4 Wisconsin

 

5 Stanford

 

6 Oklahoma State

 

7 Boise State

 

8 Clemson

 

8 Oregon

 

10 Arkansas

 

11 Nebraska

 

12 South Carolina

 

13 Michigan State

 

14 West Virginia

 

14 Virginia Tech

 

16 Kansas State

 

17 Michigan

 

18 Texas A&M

 

19 Georgia Tech

 

20 Houston

 

21 Illinois

 

22 Penn State

 

23 Auburn

 

24 Washington

 

25 Arizona State

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