LSU rises into top 10 in Coaches Poll after stunning Alabama

The Tigers pulled off one of the biggest wins of the college football season on Saturday night, upsetting Alabama in the first season under coach Brian Kelly. In doing so, they virtually eliminated the Tide from division title contention and have the inside track toward clinching the division.

While LSU jumped into the top 10 of the College Football Playoff Rankings entering the week, it sat at just No. 17 in the Coaches Poll. That has changed, as the Tigers have risen nine spots to No. 8 in the latest update.

Georgia remained at No. 1 after its convincing win over Tennessee, while the Vols dropped to No. 5. No. 9 Ole Miss rounds out SEC teams in the top 10.

A look at the full Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY Sports:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

9-0

1,572 (61)

2

Ohio State

9-0

1,505

3

Michigan

9-0

1,447 (2)

+1

4

Texas Christian

9-0

1,355

+3

5

Tennessee

8-1

1,284

-2

6

Oregon

8-1

1,272

+2

7

Southern California

8-1

1,140

+2

8

LSU

7-2

1,082

+9

9

Ole Miss

8-1

1,056

+1

10

UCLA

8-1

988

+1

11

Alabama

7-2

973

-5

12

Clemson

8-1

896

-7

13

Utah

7-2

888

-1

14

North Carolina

8-1

737

+1

15

Penn State

6-3

717

+1

16

North Carolina State

8-1

568

+4

17

Tulane

8-1

555

+4

18

Texas

6-3

368

+10

19

Liberty

8-1

366

+4

20

Illinois

7-2

302

-7

21

UCF

7-2

273

+4

22

Kansas State

6-3

243

-8

23

Washington

7-2

175

+6

24

Kentucky

6-3

173

25

Notre Dame

6-3

133

+8

Schools Dropped Out

No. 18 Oklahoma State; No. 19 Wake Forest; No. 22 Syracuse

Others Receiving Votes

Coastal Carolina 77; Cincinnati 70; Wake Forest 53; Oklahoma State 53; Baylor 46; Florida State 22; Syracuse 20; Kansas 12; Mississippi State 11; Troy 10; Louisville 9; Texas-San Antonio 6; Pittsburgh 4; Minnesota 4; South Carolina 3; Oregon State 3; Maryland 3; Boise State 1.

Here’s a look at how each Power Five conference fared in this week’s update.

SEC

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  • Georgia: No. 1

  • Tennessee: No. 5

  • LSU: No. 8

  • Ole Miss: No. 9

  • Alabama: No. 11

  • Kentucky: No. 24

ACC

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  • Clemson: No. 12

  • North Carolina: No. 14

  • NC State: No. 16

  • Syracuse: No. 22

Big Ten

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  • Ohio State: No. 2

  • Michigan: No. 3

  • Penn State: No. 15

  • Illinois: No. 20

Big 12

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  • TCU: No. 4

  • Kansas State: No. 14

  • Texas: No. 18

Pac-12

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  • Oregon: No. 6

  • USC: No. 7

  • UCLA: No. 10

  • Utah: No. 13

  • Washington: No. 23

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire