The Week 2 USA TODAY Coaches Poll was revealed early Monday afternoon, and the Alabama Crimson Tide are still the top team in the land.
The Crimson Tide put a whooping on the USC Trojans on Saturday night and did enough to keep their top spot in the poll as a result. Alabama received 62 of 64 first-place votes with the other two going to the Clemson Tigers who took down Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday evening.
The Georgia Bulldogs propped up seven spots into the Top 10 after their win over the North Carolina Tar Heels. Georgia and Alabama are the lone two teams from the conference to still be in the Top 10 after a very active and busy weekend around the world of college football.
Despite coming away with a victory, the Tennessee Volunteers didn’t do much to impress. That was indicative with their slide from 10th to 14th in the polls despite the victory over Appalachian State. The Vols will have a chance to impress this Saturday when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway in a game that will be taking place in the primetime slot on ABC.
Ole Miss fell six spots from 12th to 18th after falling to the Florida State Seminoles on Labor Day. For a while, it looked like the Rebels would actually shoot up in the polls as they held a 28-6 lead over FSU early in the game. But, a Seminoles comeback snuffed out any chance of that and as a result Hugh Freeze and the Rebels slid down nearly to the outside of the Top 20.
The biggest fall of any team in the conference and in the country this week came from the LSU Tigers. The Tigers were ranked sixth int he SUA TODAY Coaches Poll going into their first week matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers. However, after the Badgers surprised the Tigers with a 16-14 victory, LSU slid all the way down to the 22nd position in the rankings, a 16-spot drop. LSU will need lots to happen if they want to begin an ascension and will likely have to win all their games along the way if they want to get into the College Football Playoff.
Rounding out the poll are two SEC teams: Texas A&M and Florida, both of whom scored victories over their opponents. The Aggies nearly fell to visiting UCLA, who dropped out of the polls this week, but were able to survive and win in OT. The Gators meanwhile won their first matchup against UMass.
We’ll likely have the full poll later. For now, here’s your link.