Thursday, December 7, 2023

Coaches Poll top 25: Oklahoma surges into top 10, Louisville makes big jump in college football rankings

It wasn’t so much a question of would Oklahoma climb into the top 10 following its thrilling 34-30 win over Texas, but how high the Sooners would climb. The answer: five spots. Oklahoma moves up to No. 7 in this week’s Coaches Poll, as Texas falls from No. 4 out of the top 10 to No. 11.

The No. 7 spot is the highest Oklahoma has been in the Coaches Poll since Week 4 of last season when it was No. 6 following a 3-0 start. The following week saw the Sooners lose to Kansas State, the first of three straight losses that knocked them out of the polls for good.

Oklahoma wasn’t the only team making big moves in the poll, however. The biggest climb belongs to Louisville, which jumped 10 spots to No. 15 in the poll after debuting at No. 25 last week. The Cardinals made their most impressive statement of the season in a 33-20 win over Notre Dame to improve to 6-0 on the season. As for the Irish, as Louisville climbs, so they fall. Notre Dame plummeted to No. 21 this week, down 10 spots from No. 11 last week.

In a funny note, USC fell two spots to No. 9 after a double-overtime win over Arizona. It’s the second straight week the Trojans have fallen in the poll despite winning.

Coaches Poll top 25

  1. Georgia (61 first-place votes)
  2. Michigan
  3. Ohio State (2)
  4. Florida State
  5. Penn State
  6. Washington (1)
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Oregon
  9. USC
  10. Alabama
  11. Texas
  12. North Carolina
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Oregon State
  15. Louisville
  16. Utah
  17. Tennessee
  18. Duke
  19. Washington State
  20. LSU
  21. Notre Dame
  22. UCLA
  23. Kentucky
  24. Kansas
  25. Missouri

Others receiving votes: Miami 74; Wyoming 60; Air Force 58; Iowa 57; Maryland 37; Clemson 33; West Virginia 24; Wisconsin 23; Texas A&M 22; Tulane 18; James Madison 9; Brigham Young 9; Fresno State 4; Ohio 2; Memphis 2; Florida 2; Liberty 1

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