Losses up and down the top 25 have provided the setting for one of the most significant shakeups in the college football rankings to date. When the new Coaches Poll top 25 was released on Sunday, four teams had fallen out of the rankings and five teams saw jumps up of five spots or more.
A total of eight ranked teams lost in Week 5, with six of those losses coming to unranked opponents. No. 13 Auburn and No. 20 Texas A&M weren’t punished as much for their losses to No. 3 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama, while the falls for the other six teams dropped them right out of the rankings. Oklahoma State was one of the biggest risers this week, up nine spots to No. 10 after beating Kansas to improve to 3-0.
The most notable drop was for Oklahoma, which now sits at 1-2 after its loss to Iowa State. The Sooners are unranked for the first time since 2014. It’s also the first 0-2 start in Big 12 play for the Sooners since 1998.
While the shifts were dramatic further down the rankings, it’s also notable to see the coaches start to put some more support behind Georgia, which is up one spot and now in a tie for No. 3 with its SEC East rival Florida.
Check out the full Coaches Poll top 25 below:
1. Clemson (46 first-place votes)
2. Alabama (14)
5. Notre Dame
6. Ohio State (2)
8. Penn State
9. North Carolina
10. Oklahoma State
18. Virginia Tech
20. Texas A&M
24. Iowa State
Others receiving votes: Mississippi State 120;