In USA TODAY Sports' AFCA Coaches Poll,
Georgia is ranked first once again following Alabama's defeat.
There were sure to be many changes in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll with all the ranked-on-ranked contests on the Week 7 college football schedule.
That is in fact the case, with four of the top 10 teams—including former top-ranked Alabama—losing their opening contests.
Following a straightforward victory over Vanderbilt, Georgia reclaims the top place. This week, 43 of 63 first-place votes went to the Bulldogs,
who now lead the poll by a margin of 39 points. Ohio State, which enjoyed a free weekend, climbs to No. 2 and receives 17 more first-place votes overall.
Michigan beats then-No. 10 Penn State, moving up to No. 3. The Wolverines received one No. 1 vote and beat Tennessee for third place by three points.
After defeating the Crimson Tide, the Vols move up four spots to No. 4, but they also earned two first-place votes. Clemson, who triumphed against Florida State, remains at No. 5.
Following its defeat, Alabama drops to No. 6, slightly ahead of its subsequent foe Mississippi at No. 7. As a result of its comeback victory over previously unbeaten Oklahoma
State, TCU jumps seven spots to No. 8. After an open date before their match up, Oregon and UCLA round out the top 10 teams.After losing by one point against Utah,
Oklahoma State drops to No. 11, while Southern California drops six spots and the Utes rise to No. 15. With a trip to Clemson coming up next, Syracuse moves up to No. 14.
The poll includes No. 20 Illinois and No. 25 Tulane for the first time this season. Following defeats, Kansas and Baylor split, lowering the Big 12's presence in the poll by two.