Week 8 College Football Rankings, USA Today Coaches Poll: Fresno State Moves Up to No. 19

William Mancebo

Fresno State moves up three spots in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll, from No. 22 to No. 19.

The USA Today Coaches Poll is not as friendly toward Fresno State as the AP Poll this week, with the Bulldogs coming in at 19th in the Coaches Poll versus 17th in the AP. Upsets all around the rankings set Fresno up for the jump despite a bye week. Fresno State had a total of 419 votes, which put them well behind Oklahoma (482) at No. 18, but well ahead of Virginia Tech (297) at No. 20. The only other Mountain West team to pick up votes was Boise State, grabbing just three. See the full rankings below:

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 6-0 1,545 1
2 Oregon (3) 6-0 1,485 2
3 Ohio State
6-0 1,406 3
4 Clemson (1)
6-0 1,365 4
5 Florida State 5-0 1,293 6
6 Louisville 6-0 1,166 8
7 Texas A&M 5-1 1,156 9
8 LSU 6-1 1,098 11
9 South Carolina 5-1 1,024 12
10 UCLA 5-0 999 13
11 Miami (FL) 5-0 905 14
12 Baylor 5-0 890 15
13 Stanford 5-1 857 5
14 Missouri 6-0 617 NR
15 Texas Tech 6-0 587 21
16 Georgia 6-0 546 7
17 Oklahoma State 4-1 493 20
18 Oklahoma 5-1 482 10
19 Fresno State 5-0 419 22
20 Virginia Tech 6-1 297 25
21 Nebraska 5-1 278 24
22 Florida 4-2 240 17
23 Northern Illinois 6-0 224 23
24 Michigan 5-1 178 16
25 Washington 4-2 137 19
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 124, Michigan State 83, Auburn 67, Notre Dame 60, Oregon State 23, Texas 23, UCF 22, Northwestern 19, Utah 18, Arizona State 13, Houston 6, Boise State 3, Ole Miss 2
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