USA Today College Football Coaches Poll – Week 2

On Sunday afternoon, the USA Today Coaches Poll for Week 2 gave us an idea of the college landscape moving forward.

As we have come to expect in college football, Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide sit atop the poll with an overwhelming majority of the first-place votes — 58 out of a possible 60.

Sitting behind the Crimson Tide is defending national champion Clemson, which received the other two first-place nods.

Oklahoma rose to No. 3 after a dominant performance in Columbus, while the USC Trojans and Penn State round out the top five after their wins over Stanford and Pitt, respectively.

This week’s biggest riser was the TCU Horned Frogs, who jumped up six spots to reach No. 20. The Ohio State Buckeyes, meanwhile, are heading the wrong direction, falling seven spots to No. 9 for the biggest drop in the poll this week. Notre Dame was the only team to fall out of the top 25 after losing to Georgia at home.

Where did your favorite team land in the latest rankings?

The full USA Today Coaches Poll for Week 2 can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:

  1. Alabama (58)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Oklahoma
  4. USC
  5. Penn State
  6. Washington
  7. Michigan
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Ohio State
  10. Florida State
  11. LSU
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Georgia
  14. Louisville
  15. Miami
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Auburn
  18. Kansas State
  19. Stanford
  20. TCU
  21. South Florida
  22. Washington State
  23. Tennessee
  24. Utah
  25. Florida
Others Receiving Votes

West Virginia 74; Colorado 70; Oregon 68; UCLA 57; Mississippi State 37; South Carolina 27; Maryland 26; Notre Dame 24; San Diego State 19; Memphis 11; North Carolina State 10; Minnesota 9; Houston 7; Navy 6; Vanderbilt 5; Iowa 4; Duke 3; Army 2; Central Florida 2; Michigan State 2; Boise State 1; Appalachian State 1; Kentucky 1.

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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