Another upset in college football’s top five and a few more ranked teams tasting defeat caused plenty of scrambling in this week’s USA TODAY Sports AFCA coaches poll. The change didn’t quite reach the top, however, as Georgia solidified its grip on the No. 1 spot.
The Bulldogs dispatched previously unbeaten Kentucky and received all 65 first-place votes, achieving the first unanimous No. 1 ranking of the season.
Oklahoma vaulted into the No. 2 spot following its most impressive offensive performance of the campaign – a 21-point defeat of TCU. Cincinnati rolled past Central Florida and improves one place to No. 3, just 11 poll points behind the Sooners. Alabama, a big winner at Mississippi State following its first loss of the year, moves up to No. 4.
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The one piece of bad news from the Big Ten came with Iowa toppling from the second spot to No. 11 after its home loss to unranked Purdue.
The Roadrunners of Texas-San Antonio debut at No. 25, the first poll appearance in the history of the program. No. 23 Pittsburgh makes its first appearance of the season as well, with No. 20 Baylor and No. 22 Auburn returning.
Florida, Arkansas, BYU and Arizona State are this week’s dropouts.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: College football coaches poll: Oklahoma jumps to No. 2 behind Georgia
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