Alabama Near Unanimous No. 1 in Week 4 Polls

By Kevin Kelley -

After their thrilling 49-42 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, the Alabama Crimson Tide are a near unanimous No. 1 in both the AP and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll for Week 4.

Alabama (2-0, 1-0) has 59 of the 60 first place votes in the AP Poll and 61 of the 62 first place votes in the Coaches Poll. Oregon (3-0, 0-0), which thrashed Tennessee 59-14 is 2nd in both polls and got the remaining first place vote in each.

The Top 5 of the AP Poll remains unchanged. Following Alabama and Oregon are Clemson, Ohio State, and Stanford.

In the Coaches Poll, Clemson jumped over Stanford to claim the No. 4 spot. The Top 5 is now Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Clemson, and Stanford.

UCLA, Ole Miss, Arizona State, and Texas Tech made the biggest upward moves in the Week 4 polls. UCLA moved up three spots to 13th in the AP and two spots to 15th in the Coaches. Ole Miss jumped four to 21st in the AP and three to 22nd in the Coaches.

Arizona State went from unranked to 23rd in both polls. Texas Tech also entered the AP Poll at 25th but remains unranked in the Top 25 of the Coaches Poll.

In the Coaches Poll, Michigan State and Fresno State also entered the poll at 24th and 25th, respectively.

Nebraska and TCU fell out of both polls, while Wisconsin fell out of the Coaches Poll.

AP Poll Top 10 – Week 4 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Stanford
  6. LSU
  7. Louisville
  8. Florida State
  9. Georgia
  10. Texas A&M
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. South Carolina
  13. UCLA
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Michigan
  16. Miami (FL)
  17. Washington
  18. Northwestern
  19. Florida
  20. Baylor
  21. Ole Miss
  22. Notre Dame
  23. Arizona State
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Texas Tech

Coaches Poll Top 10 – Week 4 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Stanford
  6. Louisville
  7. LSU
  8. Florida State
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Georgia
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Oklahoma
  13. South Carolina
  14. Michigan
  15. UCLA
  16. Northwestern
  17. Miami (FL)
  18. Florida
  19. Baylor
  20. Washington
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Ole Miss
  23. Arizona State
  24. Michigan State
  25. Fresno State

Comments (3)

get wisconsin out of the top 25. Wins over two FBS schools and then a loss to ASU doesn’t warrant a top-25 ranking.

Teams that still have a chance to reach the BCS National Championship Game, if they stay unbeaten:

Oregon, Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Washington, Arizona State, Stanford, Mississippi, Louisiana State, Arkansas, Auburn, Missouri, Alabama, Texas Tech, Oklahoma,
Oklahoma State, Baylor, Maryland, Clemson, Miami (Fl.), North Carolina State, Florida State,
Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Louisville, Central Florida, Houston, Texas State, Fresno State, Navy, Northern Illinois.

Nice to see Fresno state in the rankings. If they win out does anyone see them as a at large BCS team?