Latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll shows shakeup as postseason begins

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The 2021 college football regular season is complete, and teams now look on to conference championships, bowl games and for a few programs, a potential run at a national championship.

Ohio State was upset by Michigan for the first time in years, Alabama won a nail-biter in the Iron Bowl and Oklahoma State held off Oklahoma for a top-10 win resumé boost.

With plenty of upsets, close games and surprises, here’s how the latest version of the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

Full rankings

Rank

Team

Record

PTS

1st

Prev

Chg

Hi/Lo

1

Georgia

12-0

1550

62

1

1/5

2

Alabama

11-1

1440

0

2

1/5

3

Michigan

11-1

1408

0

6

3

3/NR

4

Cincinnati

12-0

1399

0

4

2/10

5

Oklahoma State

11-1

1285

0

7

2

5/23

6

Notre Dame

11-1

1250

0

5

-1

5/13

7

Ohio State

10-2

1133

0

3

-4

3/12

8

Mississippi

10-2

1097

0

8

8/25

9

Baylor

10-2

1046

0

10

1

9/NR

10

Oregon

10-2

932

0

11

1

3/12

11

Oklahoma

10-2

851

0

9

-2

2/11

12

Iowa

10-2

845

0

12

2/18

13

Michigan State

10-2

840

0

13

6/NR

14

Brigham Young

10-2

741

0

15

1

10/NR

15

Pittsburgh

10-2

640

0

17

2

15/NR

16

Houston

11-1

607

0

16

16/NR

17

Utah

9-3

596

0

19

2

17/NR

18

Wake Forest

10-2

531

0

21

3

9/NR

19

San Diego State

11-1

396

0

22

3

19/NR

20

NC State

9-3

334

0

24

4

18/NR

21

UL Lafayette

11-1

268

0

23

2

21/NR

22

Kentucky

9-3

226

0

25

3

11/NR

23

Texas A&M

8-4

202

0

14

-9

5/NR

24

Clemson

9-3

170

0

NR

3

2/NR

25

Arkansas

8-4

128

0

NR

1

11/NR

Schools dropped out

No. 18 Wisconsin; No. 20 Texas-San Antonio.

Others receiving votes

Wisconsin 100; Texas-San Antonio 36; Appalachian State 30; Air Force 16; Minnesota 13; Purdue 11; Utah State 8; Coastal Carolina 8; Penn State 5; UCLA 3; Fresno State 3; Mississippi State 2.

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