Alabama back inside top four in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

Alabama responded to their loss last week in a big way, defeating Mississippi State on the road, 49-9. It was an excellent day on both sides of the ball with both stars, Bryce Young and Will Anderson, shining bright.

With the win, the Crimson Tide moved back into a coveted top-four spot in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Moving up one spot to No. 4, Iowa losing to Purdue at home caused some shift at the top.

The Big Ten occupies the majority of the Big Ten, with Ohio State (No. 5), Michigan (No. 6), Michigan State (No. 7), and Penn State (No. 9) all getting square to face one another.

Texas A&M went up another spot after beating Missouri at No. 17. They remain the highest two-loss team in the country, with Auburn (No. 22) and Clemson (No. 24) the only other multi-loss teams in the poll.

Full USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

6-0

1,624 (64)

2

Oklahoma

7-0

1,508

+1

3

Cincinnati

6-0

1,497

+1

4

Alabama

6-1

1,446

+1

5

Ohio State

5-1

1,305

+1

6

Michigan

6-0

1,299

+1

7

Michigan State

7-0

1,158

+2

8

Penn State

5-1

1,134

9

Oklahoma State

6-0

1,093

+3

10

Oregon

5-1

1,048

11

Iowa

6-1

1,031

-9

12

Ole Miss

5-1

826

+2

13

Notre Dame

5-1

816

14

Kentucky

6-1

763

-3

15

Wake Forest

6-0

696

+1

16

Coastal Carolina

6-0

675

-1

17

Texas A&M

5-2

580

+1

18

NC State

5-1

528

+3

19

SMU

6-0

399

+4

20

Baylor

6-1

369

+7

21

San Diego State

6-0

334

+3

22

Auburn

5-2

315

+4

23

Pittsburgh

5-1

192

+6

24

Clemson

4-2

146

+1

25

UT-San Antonio

7-0

96

+5

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 17 Florida; No. 19 Arkansas; No. 20 Brigham Young; No. 22 Arizona State

Others receiving votes:

Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; Brigham Young 23; Air Force 20; UL Lafayette 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; Louisiana State 2; Fresno State 1.

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