Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
A thrashing of Mississippi St. kept Alabama atop the newest Coaches' Poll, while Stanford moved up to 15th after a wild weekend in college football.
Alabama welcomed then-No. 11 Mississippi St. to Tuscaloosa with a 38-7 whipping and their reward was keeping the top spot in the Coaches' Poll. Widely regarded as the best team in the country, the Crimson Tide why on Saturday and at least the Coaches' have no doubt that they are the best team in the country because they earned all 59 first place votes.
Oregon remained second in the country after putting up 70 points in a win over Colorad, but former No. 3 Florida lost to Georgia, causing a shakeup in the rest of the top five. Kansas St., Notre Dame and LSU were all able to move up one spot each to numbers three, four and five, completing the top five.
Stanford didn't look especially good over the weekend, barely hanging on to defeat Washington St., but it didn't show in the rankings. Because so many ranked teams fell, the Cardinal were able to move up four spots to No. 15.
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