Everyone up top holds serve
Pretty calm week in the poll. The top eight teams were the same with only Georgia jumping LSU into the third slot as a difference in the order. Clemson remained No. 1 after cruising past Syracuse. The Tigers received 34 first-place votes, followed by Alabama (eight), LSU (three) and Georgia (one).
The Southeastern Conference held slots 2-4 for a second straight week. Oklahoma, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Auburn followed in the same order as last week in spots 5-8.
In fact, 15 of the 16 teams returned to the rankings with only UCF, after a big victory over Stanford, moving into the poll for the first time this season at No. 15. Texas A&M fell out of the poll.
The SEC led all conferences with five teams. The Big Ten followed with four. The Big 12 and Pac-12 had two each. The Atlantic Coast, American and Independents had one each.
GAMES THIS WEEK:
Charlotte at No. 1 Clemson
Southern Mississippi at No. 2 Alabama
No. 7 Notre Dame at No.3 Georgia
No.4 LSU at Vanderbilt
No.5 Oklahoma is idle
Miami (Ohio) at No.6 Ohio State
No. 8 Auburn at Texas A&M
Oklahoma State at No. 9 Texas
No. 10 Utah at USC (Friday)
Tennessee at No.11 Florida
No. 12 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin
No.14 Penn State is idle
No.15 UCF at Pittsburgh
No. 16 Oregon at Stanford.