With the top eight stagnant this week, the real change happens a bit further down the poll, as Notre Dame, Texas, USC and Florida are the beneficiaries of Stanford’s loss on Thursday, each moving up one spot.
Alabama loses one first-place vote on the weekend, but remains well atop the poll, 69 points ahead of No. 2 Oregon, which remains at the second spot for a second straight week.
Florida State, which jumped LSU in the AP Poll, climbs to within 26 points of the Tigers in the Coaches’ Poll.
USA Today Coaches’ Poll – September 30
|Rank||Team||Votes||Share of Vote|
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide||1472||.998|
|4||Florida State Seminoles||1301||.882|
|6||South Carolina Gamecocks||1161||.787|
|7||West Virginia Mountaineers||1137||.771|
|8||Kansas State Wildcats||1050||.712|
|10||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||915||.620|