College football rankings: Week 8, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 8 of the 2020 season have been released. Clemson remains the top-ranked team, while Notre Dame moved up to 3rd.

Clemson (5-0) remains atop both the AP and Coaches polls following their 73-7 demolishing of Georgia Tech. The Tigers received 54 of the 62 first-place votes in the AP Poll and 52 of the 62 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama (4-0), Notre Dame (4-0), Georgia (3-1), Ohio State (0-0), and Oklahoma State (3-0) round out the Top 6 in both polls.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, which slipped by Louisville 12-7 on Saturday, moved up to No. 3 after the previously third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs lost at No. 2 Alabama, 41-24.

Auburn, Tennessee, and Louisiana each dropped out of both polls following losses in Week 7.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 8 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 8

1. Clemson (54)
2. Alabama (8)
3. Notre Dame
4. Georgia
5. Ohio State
6. Oklahoma State
7. Texas A&M
8. Penn State
9. Cincinnati
10. Florida
11. Miami (FL)
12. BYU
13. Oregon
14. North Carolina
14. Wisconsin
16. SMU
17. Iowa State
18. Michigan
19. Virginia Tech
20. Kansas State
21. Minnesota
22. Marshall
23. NC State
24. USC
25. Coastal Carolina

Others receiving votes: Memphis 76, Oklahoma 74, Tulsa 58, West Virginia 57, Auburn 48, Iowa 42, Louisiana 40, Liberty 37, Utah 36, UAB 30, Army 29, Arkansas 15, Air Force 14, Kentucky 12, Tennessee 11, Virginia 9, Arizona State 9, Washington 8, South Carolina 8, Indiana 4, Texas 1

Dropped from rankings: Auburn 15, Tennessee 18, Louisiana 21

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 8

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (8)
3. Notre Dame
4. Georgia
5. Ohio State (2)
6. Oklahoma State
7. Penn State
8. Florida
9. Texas A&M
10. Cincinnati
11. Miami (FL)
11. BYU
13. North Carolina
14. Wisconsin
15. Oregon
16. SMU
17. Michigan
18. Iowa State
19. Kansas State
20. Virginia Tech
21. Minnesota
22. NC State
23. USC
24. Coastal Carolina
25. Marshall

Others receiving votes: Auburn 93, Army 90, West Virginia 64, Kentucky 60, Oklahoma 59, Liberty 57, Memphis 50, Utah 48, Iowa 48, UAB 42, Boise State 37, Louisiana 31, Arkansas 29, Tennessee 25, TCU 22, Air Force 14, South Carolina 12, Texas 12, Tulsa 10, Arizona State 10, Washington 8, LSU 7, Missouri 7, Boston College 6, California 6, Indiana 5, Nebraska 5, Florida State 4, Stanford 3, UCF 1

Dropped from rankings: Auburn 14, Tennessee 17, Louisiana 21

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