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Week 4’s AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Coaches Poll still headlined by Alabama; Mississippi State jumps in

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Six teams again are in the polls, but we do have a newcomer.

Colorado State v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Once again, the Alabama Crimson Tide claim the right as the No. 1 team in the country.

After defeating the Colorado State Rams Saturday in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in both the USA TODAY Coaches Poll and the AP Top 25. Alabama was a nearly unanimous choice in both polls for the top spot. The Clemson Tigers were the other to receive No. 1 votes in the polls after taking down the Louisville Cardinals.

No other SEC teams have figured out a way to crack into the Top 10. Five teams join Alabama in the polls again though, giving the SEC six yet again. The Georgia Bulldogs, Auburn Tigers, LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators remain in the mix. UGA built off their win over Notre Dame last week with a W over Samford. The ‘Dawgs are 11th in the AP Top 25 and 12th in the USA TODAY poll. Auburn bumped up to 15th and 16th following a win over Mercer. Florida, meanwhile, jumped up to 20th and 23rd following their miracle win over the Tennessee Volunteers.

LSU, on the other hand, fell down to 25th and 23rd in the AP and Coaches polls. That’s because of the destruction caused by the Mississippi St. Bulldogs. After State’s 37-7 beatdown of LSU, the Bulldogs climbed up to 17th in the AP poll and 19th in the Coaches poll. This after not even being ranked last week.

Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Tennessee all received votes in one or both polls this week.

Both full polls are featured below.

Week 6 AP Top 25

Team Rank Points Prev
Team Rank Points Prev
Alabama (44) 1 1,506 1
Clemson (17) 2 1,475 2
Oklahoma 3 1,392 3
Penn State 4 1,325 4
Georgia 5 1,237 7
Washington 6 1,218 6
Michigan 7 1,115 8
TCU 8 1,079 9
Wisconsin 9 1,028 10
Ohio State 10 1,016 11
Washington State 11 980 16
Auburn 12 802 13
Miami 13 782 14
USC 14 713 5
Oklahoma State 15 664 15
Virginia Tech 16 549 12
Louisville 17 507 17
South Florida 18 440 18
San Diego State 19 373 19
Utah 20 358 20
Notre Dame 21 349 22
Florida 22 349 21
West Virginia 23 221 23
NC State 24 149 -
UCF 25 120 -
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon 19, Florida St. 15, Texas Tech 10, Georgia Tech 10, Stanford 8, Navy 7, Kansas St. 3, Texas A&M 2, Memphis 2, Troy 1, Maryland 1

Week 6 USA TODAY Coaches Poll

Team Rank Points Prev
Team Rank Points Prev
Alabama (59) 1 1,618 1
Clemson (6) 2 1,561 2
Oklahoma 3 1,477 3
Penn State 4 1,402 4
Washington 5 1,352 6
Georgia 6 1,265 8
Michigan 7 1,218 7
Wisconsin 8 1,118 10
Ohio State 9 1,111 9
TCU 10 1,075 11
Washington State 11 952 16
Miami 12 864 13
Auburn 13 794 15
Oklahoma State 14 765 14
USC 15 758 5
South Florida 16 573 17
Louisville 17 558 18
Utah 18 510 19
Virginia Tech 19 465 12
Florida 20 387 20
San Diego State 21 377 21
Notre Dame 22 244 26
West Virginia 23 243 23
NC State 24 129 28
UCF 25 61 33
Others Receiving Votes: Florida State 55; Kansas State 35; Georgia Tech 31; Navy 30; Texas A&M 27; Stanford 18; Oregon 17; Kentucky 14; Troy 9; Maryland 6; Michigan State 2; Mississippi State 1; Memphis 1; Colorado State 1; Arkansas 1.