College football rankings: Week 8, 2019

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 8 of the 2019 season have been released. Alabama remains on top, while LSU moved into 2nd in the AP Poll.

The LSU Tigers, previously ranked 5th in the AP Poll and 6th in the Coaches Poll, defeated then No. 7 Florida on Saturday, 42-28. The Tigers jumped over Clemson and Ohio State to No. 2 in the AP Poll and over Ohio State and Oklahoma to No. 3 in the Coaches Poll.

Four teams received first-place votes in the AP and Coaches polls this week. Alabama leads the way with 30 and 44, followed by Clemson (11, 14), LSU (12, 3), and Ohio State (9, 4).

Penn State, Baylor, and Cincinnati are among several teams that moved up in both polls this week. The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated then No. 17 Iowa on the road, 17-12, which propelled them up three spots in the AP Poll to No. 7 and up two spots in the Coaches Poll, also to No. 7.

The Baylor Bears moved up four spots to No. 18 in the AP Poll and five spots to No. 18 in the Coaches Poll after defeating Texas Tech 33-30 in double overtime this past weekend.

Cincinnati, which won at Houston 38-23, moved up four spots in the AP Poll to No. 21 and jumped into the Coaches Poll at No. 21.

Below are the full AP Poll and FBS Coaches polls for Week 8 of the 2019 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP POLL – WEEK 8

1. Alabama (30)
2. LSU (12)
3. Clemson (11)
4. Ohio State (9)
5. Oklahoma
6. Wisconsin
7. Penn State
8. Notre Dame
9. Florida
10. Georgia
11. Auburn
12. Oregon
13. Utah
14. Boise State
15. Texas
16. Michigan
17. Arizona State
18. Baylor
19. SMU
20. Minnesota
21. Cincinnati
22. Missouri
23. Iowa
24. Appalachian State
25. Washington

Others receiving votes: Tulane 55, Iowa State 36, Temple 31, Wake Forest 25, California 20, Virginia 8, Memphis 6, USC 4, South Carolina 4, Texas A&M 3, UCF 3, San Diego State 2, Louisiana Tech 1

Dropped from rankings: Wake Forest 19, Virginia 20, Memphis 23, Texas A&M 24

FBS COACHES POLL – WEEK 8

1. Alabama (44)
2. Clemson (14)
3. LSU (3)
4. Ohio State (4)
5. Oklahoma
6. Wisconsin
7. Penn State
8. Notre Dame
9. Florida
10. Georgia
11. Auburn
12. Oregon
13. Boise State
14. Utah
15. Texas
16. Michigan
17. Arizona State
18. Baylor
19. SMU
20. Minnesota
21. Cincinnati
22. Iowa
23. Washington
24. Appalachian State
25. Temple

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 87, Tulane 76, Virginia 35, Memphis 30, California 21, Iowa State 19, San Diego State 18, Navy 17, Texas A&M 14, Louisiana Tech 6, Duke 5, UCF 4, Pittsburgh 3, South Carolina 3

Dropped from rankings: Wake Forest 17, Virginia 19, Memphis 20, Texas A&M 21

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