Alabama continues to trend upward in lates USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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Alabama enters Sunday with an 8-1 record, following an ugly win over LSU. Despite it not being the prettiest win for the Crimson Tide, the team continues to rise in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

This week, Alabama bypasses Cincinnati for the No. 2 spot, after the Bearcats seemingly struggled heavily against a 3-5 Tulsa team.

With three games left on the schedule, two of which are SEC games that Alabama cannot overlook, the Crimson Tide are fighting for an opportunity to compete in the College Football Playoff.

A look at the full coaches poll after Week 10 of college football action.

Full USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

9-0

1,600 (64)

2

Alabama

8-1

1,483

+1

3

Cincinnati

9-0

1,430

-1

4

Oklahoma

9-0

1,423

5

Ohio State

8-1

1,356

6

Oregon

8-1

1,291

+1

7

Notre Dame

8-1

1,182

+1

8

Michigan

8-1

1,099

+2

9

Michigan State

8-1

1,074

-3

10

Oklahoma State

8-1

1,045

+1

11

Texas A&M

7-2

1,023

+1

12

Ole Miss

7-2

862

+3

13

Wake Forest

8-1

769

-4

14

Iowa

7-2

636

+2

15

BYU

8-2

552

+5

16

UTSA

9-0

525

+2

17

Houston

8-1

472

+2

18

Baylor

7-2

449

-5

19

NC State

7-2

445

+3

20

Auburn

6-3

382

-6

21

Coastal Carolina

8-1

335

22

Pittsburgh

7-2

293

+3

23

Penn State

6-3

249

24

Wisconsin

6-3

177

+7

25

UL Lafayette

8-1

164

+1

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 17 Kentucky; No. 24 Southern Methodist

Others receiving votes:

Arkansas 116; San Diego State 103; Purdue 77; Kentucky 74; Utah 34; Iowa State 21; Appalachian State 19; Southern Methodist 18; Minnesota 10; Nevada 3; Fresno State 3; Clemson 3; Tennessee 2; Arizona State 1.

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