NCAA Football

Alabama drops in soccer polls

Jealousy maybe? Alabama, coached by the undisputed greatest coach of this era, dropped five spots this week in the Coaches Poll, dropping from sixth to 11th. The Crimson Tide’s second loss of the year was severely penalized as Bama lost two losses in the Southeast Conference, one to Tennessee by three points in the final play of the game and one to LSU by one point in overtime.

The Associated Press was a little softer as Bama dropped from sixth to tenth.

To be fair, Alabama did not play like the team that was expected to be a national champion, in fact taking first place in preseason and even fighting the likes of Texas and Texas A&M.

LSU’s victory over Alabama was rewarded by a nine-place climb in the Coaches to eighth and eight in the AP poll to seventh.

Also making progress while enjoying a week of bye was Ole Miss, 10-9 in the Coaches. The Rebels ranked 11th in the AP.

Alabama will play the Ole Miss on Saturday at 2:30 pm CST with CBS broadcasting the game.

Georgia was a near-unanimous first place after their solid victory over Tennessee, who had been number one in the first week of the only poll that matters – the College Football Playoff selection committee vote. (The next one comes out on Tuesday and you can come out on a member and suggest that the August group might see the Bulldogs as number 1, not third last week. In the polls, Georgia ranked first in both. , while Tennessee dropped to fifth place in both.

Both polls had Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU as the top four.

In addition to the SEC, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Ole Miss and Alabama teams, Kentucky is 24th in the coaches poll. Mississippi and South Carolina are in the “Other Voters” category.

Both polls use the same formula, 25 points for first place, 24 for second, etc. Here are this week’s polls of sports reporters and broadcast personalities participating in the AP poll and American Football Coaches Association members who are voters in the Coaches Poll with record, first-place votes in parentheses and points:

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL

  1. Georgia 9-0 (62) 1574
  2. Ohio State (1) 9-0 1500
  3. Michigan 9-0 1455
  4. TCU 9-0 1361
  5. Tennessee 8-1 1339
  6. Oregon 8-1 1258
  7. LSU 7-2 1132
  8. South Cal 8-1 1061
  9. UCLA 8-1 1040
  10. Alabama 7-2 1009
  11. Ole Miss 8-1 962
  12. Clemson 8-1 938
  13. Utah 7-2 881
  14. Penn State 7-2 735
  15. North Carolina 8-1 676
  16. Tulane 8-1 607
  17. State NC 7-2 547
  18. Texas 6-3 399
  19. Freedom 8-1 358
  20. Notre Dame 6-3 316
  21. Illinois 7-2 262
  22. Central Florida 7-2 257
  23. Kansas State 6-3 247
  24. Washington 7-2 187
  25. Florida State 6-3 78

Others who receive votes: Cincinnati 74, Kentucky 61, Coastal Carolina 46, Wake Forest 34, Oklahoma State 21, Baylor 19, Kansas 10, Mississippi State 8, South Carolina 6, Troy 5, UTSA 5, Oregon State 3, Louisville 3, San José State 1

Out of the top 25: Oklahoma State 18, Wake Forest 20, Syracuse 22, Oregon State 24

COACH RESEARCH

  1. Georgia 9-0 (61) 1572
  2. Ohio State 9-0 1505
  3. Michigan (2) 9-0 1447
  4. TCU 9-0 1355
  5. Tennessee 8-1 1284
  6. Oregon 8-1 1272
  7. South Cal 8-1 1140
  8. LSU 7-2 1082
  9. Hello Miss 8-1 1056
  10. UCLA 8-1988
  11. Alabama 7-2 973
  12. Clemson 8-1 896
  13. Utah 7-2 888
  14. North Carolina 8-1 737
  15. Penn State 7-2 717
  16. State NC 7-2 568
  17. Tulane 8-1 555
  18. Texas 6-3 368
  19. Freedom 8-1 366
  20. Illinois 7-2 302
  21. Central Florida 7-2 273
  22. Kansas State 6-3 243
  23. Washington 7-2 175
  24. Kentucky 6-3 173
  25. Notre Dame 6-3 133

Others who receive votes: Coastal Carolina 77, Cincinnati 70, Oklahoma State 53, Wake Forest 53, Baylor 46, Florida State 22, Syracuse 20, Kansas 12, Mississippi State 11, Troy 10, Louisville 9, UTSA 6, Pittsburgh 4, Minnesota 4, South Carolina 3 , Oregon State 3, Maryland 3, Boise State 1

Out of the top 25: Oklahoma State 18, Wake Forest 19, Syracuse 22

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