College football rankings: Week 2, 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 2 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while the LSU Tigers made the biggest jump in both polls.

LSU, which upset Miami 33-17 in Arlington, has moved up 14 spots in the AP Poll to No. 11 and nine spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 15. The loss dropped the Hurricanes 14 spots in the AP Poll to No. 22 and 13 spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 21.

The top four teams are the same in both Week 2polls: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and Ohio State.

North Dakota State remained No. 1 in the FCS Coaches Poll. The Bison are followed by James Madison, South Dakota State, Sam Houston State, and Eastern Washington.

Below are the full AP, FBS Coaches, and FCS Coaches polls for Week 2 of the 2018 season:

AP Poll – Week 2

1. Alabama (48)
2. Clemson (12)
3. Georgia
4. Ohio State
5. Wisconsin (1)
6. Oklahoma
7. Auburn
8. Notre Dame
9. Washington
10. Stanford
11. LSU
12. Virginia Tech
13. Penn State
14. West Virginia
15. Michigan State
16. TCU
17. USC
18. Mississippi State
19. UCF
20. Boise State
21. Michigan
22. Miami, FL
23. Oregon
24. South Carolina
25. Florida

Others receiving votes: Utah 71, Oklahoma St. 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Mississippi 11, NC State 9, Florida St. 8, Memphis 6, Houston 6, Washington St. 6, Iowa St. 4, Kansas St. 3, Iowa 3, Hawaii 3, BYU 3, Fresno St. 1, Arkansas St. 1.

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 2

1. Alabama (59)
2. Clemson (3)
3. Georgia
4. Ohio State (1)
5. Oklahoma
6. Wisconsin
7. Auburn
8. Notre Dame
9. Stanford
10. Penn State
11. Washington
12. USC
13. Michigan State
14. Virginia Tech
15. LSU
16. TCU
17. West Virginia
18. Mississippi State
19. Boise State
20. UCF
21. Miami, FL
22. Michigan
23. Oklahoma State
24. South Carolina
25. Florida

Others receiving votes: Oregon 136; Northwestern 87; Texas A&M 84; Utah 70; Florida State 46; Memphis 27; Boston College 21; Kentucky 13; Washington State 11; Duke 9; South Florida 9; NC State 9; Iowa 9; Appalachian State 9; Fresno State 7; Arkansas 6; Iowa State 6; Arkansas State 5; Hawaii 4; Houston 4; Kansas State 4; Cincinnati 3; Maryland 2; Georgia Tech 1; San Diego State 1.

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 2

1. North Dakota State (26)
2. James Madison
3. South Dakota State
4. Sam Houston State
5. Eastern Washington
6. North Carolina A&T
7. Wofford
8. Kennesaw State
9. Samford
10. Nicholls
11. Villanova
12. Jacksonville State
13. Weber State
14. McNeese State
15. Elon
16. Montana
17. Central Arkansas
18. Northern Iowa
19. Illinois State
20. Northern Arizona
21. Furman
22. New Hampshire
23. Stony Brook
24. Austin Peay
25. Maine

Others receiving votes: South Dakota, 46; Delaware, 40; Sacramento State, 27; UC Davis, 23; Yale, 22; San Diego, 20; Colgate, 18; Montana State, 11; Rhode Island, 11; Dayton, 9; Western Carolina, 9; Youngstown State, 5; Southeastern Louisiana, 4; Alabama State, 3; Charleston Southern, 3; Grambling State, 1.

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