NCAA football rankings, Week 8: West Virginia, South Carolina fall from top 5 with losses

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The top two teams remain the same, but three new teams – Kansas State, Florida and Norte Dame – joined them in the top 5 after losses by South Carolina and West Virginia.

For another week, The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oregon Ducks are sitting at No. 1 and No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, but for the second week in a row there was shakeup behind them.

WIth the losses by the South Carolina Gamecocks and West Virginia Mountaineers, No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats, No. 4 Florida Gators, No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 6 LSU Tigers each improved two spots from last week. South Carolina fell to No. 8 after losing to LSU and West Virginia slipped all the way to No. 15 after losing to Texas Tech.

The No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners moved up after dominating the Texas Longhorns, who dropped out of the rankings. The No. 9 USC Trojans and No. 10 Florida State Seminoles complete the top 10.

Those Texas Tech Red Raiders jumped into the rankings at No. 20 after the win over West Virginia. Also joining the rankings this week were the No. 24 Arizona State Sun Devils and No. 25 Michigan Wolverines.

Here's the entire USA Today Coaches Poll for this week:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama 1475
2 Oregon 1414
3 Kansas St. 1307
4 Florida 1297
5 Notre Dame 1251
6 LSU 1179
7 Oklahoma 1021
8 South Carolina 1012
9 USC 995
10 Florida St. 919
11 Oregon St. 839
12 Georgia 806
13 Clemson 741
14 Louisville 695
15 West Virginia 677
16 Mississippi St. 671
17 Rutgers 495
18 Cincinnati 456
19 Texas A&M 397
20 Texas Tech 274
21 TCU 272
22 Boise St. 271
23 Stanford 215
24 Arizona St. 133
25 Michigan 96

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