Georgia up to sixth in coaches' poll

Sept. 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The USA Today coaches' football poll is again topped by Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State. Georgia moved up four places and Oklahoma State and LSU fell.

Alabama (4-0) takes in 59 of the 62 first-place mentions but, after two weeks of 59 first-place votes and three mentions for second, actually slips. One of the second-place votes is now a third for the Crimson Tide.

Oregon (4-0) gets two first-place votes and is second ahead of Ohio State (5-0). The final first-place vote goes to No. 4 Clemson (4-0) and Stanford (4-0) continues to hold down the fifth spot in the poll.

Georgia (3-1) defeated Louisiana State last week and jumps from 10th to sixth. LSU sees a decline of five places to 11th, the second-largest drop of the week. Oklahoma State plummets from 11th to No. 20.

Louisville (4-0) is still seventh ahead of No. 8 Florida State and ninth-ranked Texas A&M (4-1). Oklahoma (4-0) is up two places to 10th.

After LSU (4-1) in 11th come South Carolina (3-1) at No. 12, UCLA (3-0) in 13th, Miami (Fla.) (4-0) at No. 14 and Northwestern (4-0) voted in at 15th. Those four schools are all up one place this week.

Baylor (3-0) moves to 16th after a week at No. 18 with Michigan (4-0) steady at 17th and Washington (4-0) up two to 18th. Florida (3-1) retains the 19th place ahead of Oklahoma State (3-1).

Fresno State (4-0) takes the No. 21 spot and Texas Tech (4-0) is in at 22nd. No. 23 Northern Illinois (4-0) is ranked for the first time this season while No. 24 Arizona State (3-1) and 25th-ranked Nebraska (3-1) return to the Top 25.

Mississippi, Notre Dame and Wisconsin drop out of the rankings this week.

Key games this week have Ohio State playing at Northwestern and Washington traveling to Stanford.

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