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Mountaineers Move Up in Polls During Bye Week

Here is how you win your bye week. You move up in the polls without playing.

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Rank AP USA Today
1 Alabama (56) Alabama (58)
2 Ohio State (2) Ohio State (4)
3 Clemson (2) Clemson (1)
4 Michigan (1) Michigan
5 Washington Washington
6 Texas A&M Texas A&M
7 Louisville Louisville
8 Wisconsin Baylor
9 Tennessee Nebraska
10 Nebraska Wisconsin
11 Baylor Tennessee
12 Mississippi Houston
13 Houston Ole Miss
14 Florida State Florida
15 Boise State Boise State
16 Miami Florida State
17 Virginia Tech Miami
18 Florida West Virginia
19 Oklahoma Virginia Tech
20 West Virginia Oklahoma
21 Utah Utah
22 Arkansas Arkansas
23 Auburn Western Michigan
24 Western Michigan Arizona State
25 Navy Louisiana State
Others Receiving Votes Georgia 59, Arizona State 53, North Carolina 51, LSU 50, Oklahoma State 48, North Dakota State 36, Stanford 26, Colorado 22, South Florida 20, TCU 14, Washington State 9, NC State 9, Iowa 3, Air Force 2, San Diego State 2, Wake Forest 1 Auburn 70; Georgia 63; Navy 58; South Florida 53; North Carolina 51; North Carolina State 34; Oklahoma State 29; Southern California 13; Stanford 12; Washington State 8; Colorado 7; Memphis 6; Wake Forest 6; Troy 6; TCU 5; Penn State 3; Pittsburgh 3; Appalachian State 3; San Diego State 2; South Alabama 1; Tulsa 1; Middle Tennessee 1.

Schools Dropped Out:

AP - Stanford 15, North Carolina 17, Colorado 21

Coaches Poll - No. 16 Michigan State, No. 19 TCU, No. 20 Georgia, No. 24 San Diego State, No. 25 Texas

The Mountaineers successfully navigated their bye week by moving up two spots in both the AP and Coaches Poll. The Mountaineers rose from 22 to 20th in the AP, and 20th to 18th in the Coaches Poll. Baylor remains the top ranked Big 12 team, coming in at #11 in the AP and #8 in the Coaches. Oklahoma is ranked above the Mountaineers, despite two losses, in the AP but below in the Mountaineers in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama continues to maintain its dominating edge as the country's number one ranked team receiving 91% of the first place votes in the AP and 92% of the first place votes in the coaches poll. Ohio State remains number two in both polls while Clemson, following their win over former Big East doormat Boston College, remains into the third position. Michigan is fourth in both polls while Washington rounds out the Top 5.