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College Football Top 25 Polls: Week 8

Top 25 Coaches Poll, AP Poll, Sagarin Rankings

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

I kind of wondered if this would happen, and sure enough, it did. Mississippi State's win against Auburn was impressive enough for voters to move the Bulldogs into the top slot.  Florida State dropped to #2 despite handling Syracuse easily.

With their third win in three weeks over a Top-10 team, Mississippi State has completed the fastest rise in the AP poll's 78-year  history, becoming the first team to go from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks. The previous mark was six weeks by Ohio State in 1954.

Baylor managed to stay in the Top-5 while Auburn dropped four spots to #6.  Southern Cal and Clemson both moved back into the rankings this week along with Marshall.  The Thundering Herd, ranked for the first time this year, is still unbeaten and is the only team from outside the "power five" conferences to be ranked.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Ole Miss
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State
4 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
6 Auburn Michigan State Alabama
7 Alabama Alabama Georgia
8 Michigan State Auburn TCU
9 Oregon Oregon Texas A&M
10 Georgia Georgia Oregon
11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Florida State
13 Ohio State Ohio State Notre Dame
14 Kansas State Kansas State Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Ohio State
16 Arizona East Carolina Stanford
17 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
18 East Carolina Arizona State Clemson
19 Nebraska Nebraska Florida
20 Utah Stanford UCLA
21 Texas A&M Texas A&M USC
22 USC Clemson Tennessee
23 Stanford Utah Utah
24 Clemson Marshall Nebraska
25 Marshall USC Arkansas
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