-Top-ranked Alabama, after a dominant home victory over Tennessee, received all 48 first-place votes for a second straight week.Penn State moved up to No. 2 after dispatching Michigan. Idle Georgia dropped a spot to No. 3.TCU, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Clemson held steady at Nos. 4-7.Notre Dame knockedUSC out of the poll and moved up to No. 9 after the victory over the Trojans. The Wolverines also dropped out of the poll. Entering the poll for the first time ever were North Carolina State and South Florida.
-The ACC led all conferences with four teams in the poll. The Big Ten and Big 12 had three each and the Pac-12 and SEC two each. The American had one team and the Independents one.
This Week’s Key Games: No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State; No. 3 Georgia vs. Florida (in Jacksonville, Fla.); No.4 TCU at Iowa State; No.5 Wisconsin at Illinois; Georgia Tech at No. 7 Clemson; No. 8 Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina;No. 15 North Carolina State at No. 9 Notre Dame; Texas Tech at No. 10 Oklahoma; No.11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia; UCLA at No. 12 Washington; Duke at No. 13 Virginia Tech; No. 14 Washington State at Arizona; Houston at No. 16 South Florida