Ohio State falls in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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The theme continues. After Ohio State beat the No. 5 team in the country by eleven, more seem to be less interested in how the defense looked, and more focused on the perceived shortcomings of the offense, one that only put up 21-points against the Fighting Irish.

ESPN started things by dropping the Buckeyes in its power rankings, and now, officially, the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll has followed suit and dropped OSU down a spot to No. 3, behind Alabama (1) and Georgia (2).

Rounding out the top ten after those three are Clemson, Michigan, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma State. To the voters, it seems to mean that they don’t believe in either Ohio State or the Fighting Irish after one week of play.

The rest of the Coaches Poll is also very interesting, but hey, we are only one week into everyone playing a game so this is all going to chance drastically over the next few weekends.

NEXT … USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll

USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

1-0

1,615 (57)

2

Georgia

1-0

1,542 (6)

+1

3

Ohio State

1-0

1,520 (2)

-1

4

Clemson

1-0

1,380

5

Michigan

1-0

1,333

+1

6

Texas A&M

1-0

1,268

+1

7

Oklahoma

1-0

1,160

+2

8

Baylor

1-0

1,103

+2

9

Notre Dame

0-1

1,077

-4

10

Oklahoma State

1-0

938

+1

11

Michigan State

1-0

860

+3

12

USC

1-0

849

+3

13

NC State

1-0

642

14

Pittsburgh

1-0

624

+2

15

Utah

0-1

605

-7

16

Miami (Fl)

1-0

591

+1

17

Arkansas

1-0

554

+6

18

Wisconsin

1-0

495

+2

19

Florida

1-0

469

+18

20

Kentucky

1-0

421

+1

21

Wake Forest

1-0

353

-2

22

Texas

1-0

351

-4

23

Ole Miss

1-0

292

+1

24

Oregon

0-1

206

-12

25

BYU

1-0

170

+4

Schools Dropped Out

No. 22 Cincinnati; No. 25 Houston

Others Receiving Votes

Tennessee 143; Penn State 138; Houston 137; Cincinnati 61; Iowa 44; Mississippi State 34; Florida State 33; Central Florida 23; Fresno State 21; Air Force 18; Auburn 15; Texas Christian 7; UCLA 6; South Carolina 6; Utah State 5; Minnesota 5; Syracuse 4; Oregon State 3; UL Lafayette 1; Texas Tech 1; Northwestern 1; North Carolina 1

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