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After their 28:20 home win over Auburn on Saturday night in front of a White Out crowd, Penn State rose from 12th to 8th in the rankings and mixed up the top 10 in the latest coaches poll. And although Florida was exceptionally close to Alabama in a 31-29 loss, Florida fell from 9th to 11th in the rankings. The Crimson Tide held 64 votes for first place, while No. 2 Georgia got the solitary other first place.

Across the country, Fresno State entered the rankings for the first time since 2018 after quarterback Jake Haener threw a late touchdown against the UCLA No. 13 for a big surprise. The Bulldogs also gained credibility for playing Oregon within a touchdown in Week 1 and playing as a team to beat at Mountain West. However, the Bulldogs are still one place behind the Bruins despite beating them.

On the list, Ole Miss jumped three places in the leaderboard after losing 61 points to Tulane. BYU jumped to 16th after beating Arizona State in a physical football game. Conversely, the Sun Devils fell out of the ranking. No. 15 Virginia Tech was also eliminated after failing to come from behind against rival West Virginia.

See the full coaches survey below. Votes for first place in brackets.

  1. Alabama (64)
  2. Georgia (1)
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Oregon
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Iowa
  7. Clemson
  8. Penn State
  9. Cincinnati
  10. Our lady
  11. Florida
  12. Ohio state
  13. Be missed
  14. State of Iowa
  15. Wisconsin
  16. BYU
  17. Carolina Coast
  18. Arkansas
  19. Michigan
  20. North Carolina
  21. State of Michigan
  22. State of Oklahoma
  23. Maroon
  24. UCLA
  25. State of Fresno

Others get votes: Freedom 80; Kentucky-69; TCU 50; VirginiaTech 49; Texas42; USC41; State of San Diego 41; Kansas State 40; Memphis 27; Boston College 27; Maryland26; State of Arizona 26; State of Louisiana 25; Wachwald 22; West Virginia 19; Louisiana 17; Baylor 13; Army 12; SMU8; Nevada7; Stanford6; UCF6; Utah State 2; Tennessee 2; Rutgers 2; UTSA1; Miami 1.

Early school leavers: No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Arizona State