Alabama Falls in Latest Coaches Poll
There is a new consensus number one team in college football after the new AFCA Coaches Poll was released Sunday afternoon.
The defending national champions, the Georgia Bulldogs, have taken over first place in the coaches poll while also being first in the Associated Press (AP) poll for the second week in a row.
The Bulldogs defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks on the road in convincing fashion 48-7 to give them the edge over the previous number one team in the coaches poll the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Crimson Tide was also victorious on Saturday as they defeated Louisiana-Monroe 63-7 to improve to 3-0 on the season. Reigning Heisman winner Bryce Young had a big game, throwing for 236 yards with three touchdowns, while also running for one as well. Junior Will Anderson had a pick-six that made the score 14-0. Shortly thereafter, the Crimson Tide would block a punt leading to a scoop and score by cornerback Malachi Moore.
Ohio State came in at No. 3. The Buckeyes beat Toledo handily 77-21.
The Buckeyes biggest rival, the Michigan Wolverines were listed at No. 4 in this week's rankings. Michigan is coming off a big win against UConn yesterday. The Wolverines seem to be rolling early in the season and look to make the playoffs for the second straight year.
Rounding out the top five is the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers were without defensive end Bryan Bresse this weekend, as the sophomore missed time to be with his family after the sudden death of his sister. However, that did not stop the Tigers from rolling over Louisiana Tech 48-20 and setting up a top 25 matchup next week against Wake Forest.