NCAA football rankings, Week 7: Rutgers climbs two spots to No. 19 in shaken-up Coaches Poll

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With three top-five teams losing on Saturday, there were a number of changes in the newest Coaches Poll behind steady No.1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon. Rutgers moved up to No. 19 after beating Connecticut to go 5-0 on the season.

A week ago there was hardly any change in the Coaches Poll, but after a wild weekend of upsets, there are a number of shakeups in the newest edition. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Oregon Ducks still hold the top two spots, but behind them there have been a number of changes. While they remained in second, Oregon picked up one first-place vote; Alabama got 58 first-place votes.

Rutgers continued to climb the rankings, moving up two spots to No. 19 after the Scarlet Knights moved to 5-0 with their 19-3 win over the Connecticut Huskies.

The weekend's upsets were highlighted by losses by three top-five teams, with LSU, Florida State and Georgia all losing on Saturday. Each dropped in the new poll, with LSU falling to No. 8, Florida State now at No. 11 and Georgia down to No. 12. South Carolina, West Virginia and Kansas state round out the new top five.

Complete rankings are below. Check out S.I.'s Coaches Poll Top 25 page.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1,474 1
2 Oregon (1) 6-0 1,411 2
3 South Carolina 6-0 1,345 6
4 West Virginia 5-0 1,296 7
5 Kansas State 5-0 1,216 8
6 Florida 5-0 1,165 11
7 Notre Dame 5-0 1,152 10
8 LSU 5-1 961 3
9 USC 4-1 940 12
10 Oklahoma 3-1 872 14
11 Florida State 5-1 819 4
12 Georgia 5-1 761 5
13 Clemson 5-1 759 15
14 Oregon State 4-0 691 17
15 Texas 4-1 663 9
16 Louisville 5-0 628 16
17 Stanford 4-1 577 18
18 Mississippi State 5-0 558 19
19 Rutgers 5-0 410 21
20 Cincinnati 4-0 365 23
21 Texas A&M 4-1 208 NR
22 Boise State 4-1 197 25
23 TCU 4-1 194 13
24 Louisiana Tech 5-0 131 NR
25 Iowa State 4-1 73 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 61, Baylor 52, Michigan 33, Northwestern 31, Michigan State 27, Ohio 23, Nebraska 18, Texas Tech 11, Duke 10, Wisconsin 8, Western Kentucky 7, North Carolina State 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Oklahoma State 5, San Jose State 4, Louisiana-Monroe 3, Nevada 2, Toledo 2

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