Alabama, LSU also top Week 4 Coaches Poll

By Kevin Kelley -

The USA TODAY Sports Coaches Top 25 Poll for week 4 has been released, and just like the AP Poll, Alabama and LSU sit atop the rankings. Oregon, Florida State, and Oklahoma complete the Top 5.

Stanford also enjoyed a big jump in the Coaches Poll, moving from 16th to 11th. USC dropped from 3rd all the way down to 12th.

Arkansas dropped from the rankings after being blown out by Alabama 52-0. Virginia Tech, previously ranked 13th, fell out after losing to unranked Pittsburgh.

Mississippi State makes their first appearance in the poll at 23rd. The Bulldogs are 3-0 after they beat Troy 30-24. Oklahoma State also returned the Coaches Poll after beating UL Lafayette 65-24.

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Oregon
  4. Florida State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Georgia
  7. West Virginia
  8. South Carolina
  9. Clemson
  10. Texas
  11. Stanford
  12. USC
  13. Kansas State
  14. Florida
  15. Notre Dame
  16. TCU
  17. Michigan
  18. Louisville
  19. UCLA
  20. Michigan State
  21. Arizona
  22. Nebraska
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Oklahoma State

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 71; Boise State 70; Baylor 54; Cincinnati 39; Northwestern 33; Iowa State 29; Rutgers 29; Oregon State 24; Georgia Tech 20; Louisiana Tech 18; Missouri 18; Texas Tech 15; Brigham Young 8; Texas A&M 7; Tennessee 6; Utah 6; Arizona State 5; Ohio 5; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Western Kentucky 3; Washington 2; San Jose State 1.

Comments (2)

Just look at Florida State and Clemson. It will be interesting if the winner gets due credit. Honestly, they should be vaulted to about the #2 spot with whoever wins that game. Alabama looks great, but they’ve only been playing overrated and reeling teams so I don’t understand why their wins are considered overwhelming evidence of how superior they are.