Oklahoma loss leads to shakeups in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

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Alabama defeated New Mexico State with ease at home, as did Georgia on the road in Knoxville against Tennessee. However, there were some big time games that helped, and hurt, ranked opponents.

Texas being taken down at home against Kansas is making headlines, rightfully so, despite not being a ranked matchup, but let’s not forget that Oklahoma dropped a game, the team’s first loss of the season, to a Baylor team that will now move up greatly in the latest rankings.

With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, teams that are on the bubble of making the College Football Playoff have a lot to do in order to prove their worthiness.

The latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll has some big changes across the board.

Full USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

10-0

1,550 (62)

2

Alabama

9-1

1,464

3

Cincinnati

10-0

1,401

4

Ohio State

9-1

1,363

+1

5

Orgeron

9-1

1,320

+1

6

Notre Dame

9-1

1,181

+1

7

Michigan

9-1

1,153

+1

8

Michigan State

9-1

1,139

+1

9

Oklahoma State

9-1

1,102

+1

10

Ole Miss

8-2

948

+2

11

Oklahoma

9-1

878

-7

12

Wake Forest

9-1

847

+1

13

Baylor

8-2

826

+5

14

Iowa

8-2

637

15

BYU

8-2

605

16

Texas A&M

7-3

560

-5

17

Houston

9-1

541

18

UTSA

10-0

528

-2

19

Pittsburgh

8-2

446

+3

20

Wisconsin

7-3

407

+4

21

UL-Lafayette

9-1

239

+4

22

Arkansas

7-3

212

+4

23

San Diego State

9-1

210

+4

24

NC State

7-3

138

-5

25

Utah

7-3

133

+5

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 20 Auburn; No. 21 Coastal Carolina; No. 23 Penn State

Others receiving votes:

Kentucky 113; Southern Methodist 45; Coastal Carolina 34; Appalachian State 31; Mississippi State 26; Penn State 20; Auburn 18; Utah State 9; Purdue 7; Louisville 5; Kansas State 4; Fresno State 4; Clemson 4; Arizona State 2

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