College Football Rankings: LSU, Alabama Rule Week 10 USA Today Poll Before BCS Standings

The USA Today coaches poll is one third of the BCS rankings formula, and college football's reigning kings, LSU and Alabama, top the Week 10 coaches poll. That, of course, is a good sign that both SEC schools will be just fine when the BCS standings are released Sunday night.

The Tigers and Crimson Tide remain first and second, respectively, in the coaches poll, and receive the same number of first-place votes as they did in Week 9. It's everywhere else that things shift after a more chaotic Week 9 than most expected.

Losses by previously undefeated Clemson and Kansas State knocked those two teams out of the top 10 and top 15, respectively: Clemson dropped from No. 6 to No. 12, and Kansas State fell from No. 12 to No. 19. Michigan State, ranked 10th last week, slid to No. 16 after losing to Nebraska, who moves to No. 9.

Further from the top, Georgia Tech and Texas used big Week 9 victories to move back into the top 25 after short absences.

Here's the full USA Today coaches poll top 25 for Week 10:

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Stanford

 

4 Oklahoma State

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Oregon

 

7 Oklahoma

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Nebraska

 

10 South Carolina

 

11 Virginia Tech

 

12 Clemson

 

13 Michigan

 

14 Houston

 

15 Penn State

 

16 Michigan State 

 

17 Wisconsin

 

18 Arizona State

 

19 Kansas State

 

20 Georgia

 

21 West Virginia 

 

22 Cincinnati

 

23 Georgia Tech

 

24 Southern Miss

 

25 Texas

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