The updated Amway Coaches Poll was released on Sunday. There was some interesting movement at the top, but the biggest drop came from a couple of Tigers in the SEC. The LSU Tigers and the Missouri Tigers dropped games on their home turf. The SEC also had the biggest winner with Mississippi State jumping 11 spots into the new poll.
LSU dropped 10 spots to No. 18 after sustaining their first loss of the season. The Tigers got down early, and fell just short of completing a furious rally in the final seconds. Even though the game ended with a pass in the air, LSU was thoroughly dominated by Mississippi State for 55 minutes.
Missouri dropped 18 spots after their unfathomable loss to the Indiana Hoosiers. Missouri had been rolling through out of conference opponents until this week. Now the one loss Tigers are completely out of the ranking.
The top four teams remained the same as all four teams picked up wins, but all of the games were in doubt in the second half. No. 1 Florida State pulled off a victory in overtime, and held onto their top ranking. Alabama stay at No.2 despite blowing out Florida in the second half of a turnover filled game. Oregon struggled with Washington State, and dropped one spot to No.4. They flipped with No.3 Oklahoma after the Sooners earned a tough victory over West Virginia.
The next five was virtually the same as well. Auburn stayed at No.5, while Baylor stayed at No.6 during a bye week. Texas A&M blitzed SMU for another easy victory and they remained at No.7. Notre Dame also had a bye week, so their No. 8 ranking was secure. Michigan State is the only new team in the Top 10 this week. They jumped over idle UCLA, and replaced LSU at No. 9. The Bruins stayed at 10 during a much needed bye week.
Besides Missouri, Clemson and North Carolina dropped out of the coaches poll on Sunday. They were replaced by No. 23 Duke Blue Devils and No.24 East Carolina Pirates. The Pirates put up a 70 spot in their victory over North Carolina.
Here is the updated coaches poll.
1. Florida State (36)
2. Alabama (11)
3. Oklahoma (12)
4. Oregon (3)
7. Texas A&M
8. Notre Dame
9. Michigan State
11. Ole Miss
12. Arizona State
15. South Carolina
16. Mississippi State
20. Ohio State
24. East Carolina
25. Kansas State