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Alabama leads AP and Coaches Poll, Georgia jumps into Top 10

Finally, someone joins the Crimson Tide. In total, six are in the AP and Coaches polls.

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It’s not much of a surprise at this point. It almost feels like it’s just a repeating cycle. Once again, the Alabama Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the country.

After beating Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday, the Tide are No. 1 team in both the AP Top 25 and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. ‘Bama was, once again, 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 Boston College. The Oklahoma Sooners also received votes after defeating the Baylor Bears.

Finally, though, another team from the conference jumped into the Top 10. It’s the Georgia Bulldogs, who after defeating the Mississippi State Bulldogs jumped up to 7th and 8th in the AP and USA TODAY polls. This marks the first time all season, preseason polls included, that someone from the SEC other than Alabama is in the Top 10.

Four other teams from the SEC are in the polls. They remain the same ones that we saw last week. That being the Auburn Tigers, Mississippi State, LSU Tigers and Florida Gators. Auburn is up to 13th and 15th this week in the AP and USA TODAY polls. This shift upward comes after the Tigers destroyed the Missouri Tigers in Columbia on Saturday night. Mississippi State, meanwhile, toppled down to 24th in both polls.

LSU, on the other hand, remains at 25th in the AP poll after winning their matchup with the Syracuse Orange. The Tigers saw a slight bump in the USA TODAY poll, going up from 23rd to 22nd.

Florida, meanwhile, leapt up to 20th in the Coaches Poll but fell to 21st in the AP Top 25.

Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee 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.