College Football Rankings, Week 2: Coaches' Poll Dumps LSU For Alabama

The USA Today Coaches' Poll entered Week 1 with LSU at No. 1 ahead of Alabama and USC, but a trampling of No. 8 Michigan by the Tide means Nick Saban's crew sweeps the polls this week. LSU dips to No. 3 by a narrow margin, with USC having beaten a slightly better opponent in Hawai'i than LSU did in North Texas.

Oregon and Oklahoma switch spots, as do Florida State and Georgia, just as they did in the AP Top 25. West Virginia and South Carolina tied in the AP, but here WVU gets the clear edge.

The full Coaches' Poll Top 25 for Week 1:

Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points Last week
1. Alabama (37) 1-0 1,447 2
2. Southern California (14) 1-0 1,398 3
3. LSU (7) 1-0 1,375 1
4. Oregon (1) 1-0 1,286 5
5. Oklahoma 1-0 1,171 4
6. Florida State 1-0 1,144 7
7. Georgia 1-0 1,092 6
8. West Virginia 1-0 1,032 11
9. South Carolina 1-0 943 9
10. Arkansas 1-0 929 10
11. Michigan State 1-0 868 13
12. Clemson 1-0 826 14
13. Wisconsin 1-0 719 12
14. Nebraska 1-0 652 16
15. Texas 1-0 600 15
16. Oklahoma State 1-0 595 19
17. TCU 0-0 479 17
18. Virginia Tech 1-0 476 20
19. Michigan 0-1 427 8
20. Kansas State 1-0 414 21
21. Stanford 1-0 324 18
22. Notre Dame 1-0 252 24
23. Florida 1-0 204 23
24. Louisville 1-0 109 NR
25. Boise State 0-1 82 22

Dropped out
No. 25 Auburn (0-1).
Others receiving votes
Washington 55; Brigham Young 41; Baylor 39; Tennessee 29; Utah 20; Auburn 18; Georgia Tech 16; Missouri 16; Texas A&M 13; South Florida 12; Central Florida 11; Ohio 11; Cincinnati 10; Mississippi State 10; Virginia 7; Arizona 6; Louisiana Tech 6; Nevada 5; Vanderbilt 3; Northwestern 1; Rutgers 1; Texas Tech 1.

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