Alabama remains in first place, but changes in the USA AFCA Coaches Poll
The Week 2 college football schedule, which included numerous upsets, significantly changed the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.
Alabama is still ranked first, so the gap has closed.This week, Alabama garnered 39 of the 65 votes for the top spot,
while the Bulldogs received 25. The remaining No. 1 vote goes to Ohio State, which maintains its No. 3 ranking. Michigan and Clemson remain at positions 4 and 5, respectively.
However, the remaining top 10 appear extremely differently. The next two positions are held by bedfellows Oklahoma and Oklahoma State,
with Southern California advancing four spots to No. 8 after them. Michigan State climbs to position nine.
The biggest gains this week come from Kentucky and Brigham Young. Following their victory against Florida, the Wildcats climb 10 spots to No. 10,
while the Cougars climb 11 spots to No. 14 after outlasting a prospective Big 12 rival Baylor in overtime.
Texas A&M is the latest upset victim of Appalachian State, falling from No. 6 all the way to No. 22. Baylor drops to No. 19 by 11 positions.
Texas actually moved up two positions to No. 20 after losing to Alabama by a point.
After winning its SEC debut against South Carolina, Arkansas makes another significant jump, moving up six spots to No. 11.
For the first time since September 2017, Notre Dame is not in the top 25. After losing at home to Washington State, Wisconsin is the other team to forfeit this week.