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NCAA Football Rankings, Week 9: Notre Dame stays in No. 5 in latest Coaches Poll

No. 5 Notre Dame maintained their top-five ranking after a narrow victory over BYU on Saturday

Jonathan Daniel

After edging out BYU, 17-14, Notre Dame remains at No. 5 in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll.

The top five teams remained the same from last week's poll with the only difference being Florida and Kansas St. switching spots at No. 3 and No. 4.

Alabama keeps the top spot after crushing Tennessee on Saturday, 44-13. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received every first-place vote. No. 2 Oregon also maintained its position in the Top 25 after defeating Arizona State, 43-21.

No. 9 Oregon State moved into the top 10, replacing No. 16 South Carolina, who have now lost two consecutive games.

Ohio (No. 23), Texas (No. 24) and Wisconsin (No. 25) represent the newcomers to the list.

Northwestern received votes but did not make the Top 25 following the 1-point loss to Nebraska.

Notre Dame travels to face a fellow top 10 team this Saturday in No. 7 Oklahoma. The Sooners are averaging more than 57 points in their past two games, but face a Fighting Irish defense that has allowed an average of only 9.4 points per game.

Below is the complete USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 7-0 1475 59 1
2 Oregon 7-0 1403 0 2
3 Florida 7-0 1329 0 4
4 Kansas St. 7-0 1326 0 3
5 Notre Dame 7-0 1221 0 5
6 LSU 7-1 1164 0 6
7 Oklahoma 5-1 1084 0 7
8 USC 6-1 1014 0 9
9 Oregon St. 6-0 974 0 11
10 Florida St. 7-1 948 0 10
11 Georgia 6-1 850 0 12
12 Mississippi St. 7-0 800 0 16
13 Clemson 6-1 788 0 13
14 Louisville 7-0 720 0 14
15 Rutgers 7-0 637 0 17
16 South Carolina 6-2 598 0 8
17 Texas Tech 6-1 571 0 20
18 Boise St. 6-1 407 0 22
19 Stanford 5-2 401 0 23
20 Michigan 5-2 264 0 25
21 Texas A&M 5-2 229 0 19
22 West Virginia 5-2 173 0 15
23 Ohio 7-0 132 0 NR
24 Texas 5-2 109 0 NR
25 Wisconsin 6-2 104 0 NR