The second USA Today Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday, with a few changes from the preseason edition.
|Schools Dropped Out|
|No. 19 Boise State (0-1), No. 25 Oregon State (0-1).|
|Others Receiving Votes|
|Baylor 125; Michigan State 67; Mississippi 54; Fresno State 46; Northern Illinois 31; Arizona State 28; Cincinnati 19; Arkansas 12; San Jose State 12; Georgia Tech 10; Arizona 7; Boise State 5; Virginia Tech 5; Central Florida 4; Arkansas State 3; Kansas State 3; Texas Tech 3; Bowling Green 1; East Carolina 1; Missouri 1; North Carolina 1; Utah State 1.|
Alabama remained at the top following their convincing win over Virginia Tech. Ohio State, Oregon and Stanford held strong behind the Crimson Tide. At No. 5 is Clemson after Georgia fell to the Tigers on Saturday night. Georgia fell to 12.
The Oregon State Beavers, ranked 25th in the initial poll, fell out of the rankings after being upset by FCS Eastern Washington. No. 19 Boise State is also gone after being pounded by Washington. TCU dropped from No. 19 to 24 after losing to LSU in Dallas. Other than that, the rankings somewhat held firm outside of the top 10.
Due to the holiday and wacky opening week schedule, this coaches poll was released two days later than usual. The poll will normally be released on Sundays to accommodate the BCS rankings, which come out on Sunday nights.
Also, for comparison's sake, the AP poll, also released on Tuesday. Oregon topped Ohio State, and Clemson topped Stanford in that one.