The Top 25 football coaches poll, with team's records in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week's poll and first-place votes received:

Rank ... School (record) ... Points ... Last week's rank ... First-place votes

1. Southern California (2-0) ... 1518 ... 1 ... 57

2. Oklahoma (3-0) ... 1423 ... 3 ... 1

3. Georgia (3-0) ... 1393 ... 2 ... 2

4. Florida (2-0) ... 1335 ... 4 ... 1

5. Missouri (3-0) ... 1294 ... 6 ... 0

6. LSU (2-0) ... 1233 ... 7 ... 0

7. Texas (2-0) ... 1128 ... 8 ... 0

8. Wisconsin (3-0) ... 1027 ... 10 ... 0

9. Auburn (3-0) ... 955 ... 9 ... 0

10. Texas Tech (3-0) ... 887 ... 12 ... 0

11. Brigham Young (3-0) ... 846 ... 15 ... 0

12. Oregon (3-0) ... 783 ... 14 ... 0

13. Alabama (3-0) ... 771 ... 16 ... 0

14. Ohio State (2-1)... 736 ... 5 ... 0

15. Penn State (3-0) ... 724 ... 17... 0

16. South Florida (3-0) ... 685 ... 18 ... 0

17. East Carolina (3-0) ... 508 ... 20 ... 0

18. Wake Forest (2-0) ... 498 ... 19 ... 0

19. Kansas (2-1) ... 416 ... 11 ... 0

20. Utah (3-0) ... 400 ... 22 ... 0

21. Clemson (2-1) ... 233 ... 23 ... 0

22. West Virginia (1-1) ... 159 ... 24 ... 0

23. Illinois (2-1) ... 127 ... not ranked ... 0

24. Arizona State (2-1) ... 113 ... 13 ... 0

25. Florida State (2-0) ... 110 ... not ranked ... 0

Dropped out: No. 21 Fresno State (1-1, lost to then-No. 10 Wisconsin 13-10), No. 25 California (2-1, lost to Maryland 35-27).

Others receiving votes: Fresno State 93; TCU 76; Nebraska 49; Boise State 43; Kentucky 40; Oklahoma State 39; Tennessee 34; Virginia Tech 31; Connecticut 27; Vanderbilt 20; North Carolina 19; Iowa 14; Northwestern 10; California 7; Michigan State 5; Notre Dame 5; Colorado 3; Ball State 2; Boston College 2; Georgia Tech 2; Tulsa 2.


The USA TODAY Board of Coaches is made up of 61 head coaches at Division I-A institutions. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association.