For the first time in weeks, there is a change atop the USA Today Coaches' Poll. The Oregon Ducks are the nation's new No. 1 team after receiving 44 of 59 first place votes. Oregon's rise corresponded with the Alabama Crimson Tide losing their first game of the season, 29-24 to the Texas A&M Aggies, and falling to No. 5 in the newest poll.
The No. 2 Kansas St. Wildcats, No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs fill out the top 5. The second-ranked Wildcats received 14 first place votes, while the other remaining undefeated team, Notre Dame, received one.
After knocking off the nation's previous No. 1 team, Texas A&M moved up four spots to No. 10 in the newest poll.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights remained No. 20 after improving to 8-1 on the season with a 28-7 victory over Army.The Syracuse Orange did not move into the poll, but made an impact on the rankings with a 45-26 win over the Louisville Cardinals who subsequently fell eight spots down to No. 18.
The full USA Today Coaches' Poll rankings for this week are below:
2. Kansas State
3. Notre Dame
6. Florida State
10. Texas A&M
11. South Carolina
17. Oregon State
19. La. Tech
22. Boise State
24. Oklahoma State
25. Texas Tech