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

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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:




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