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Poll Position: West Virginia Moves Up

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Primetime beat downs of Miami (#8 in both polls) and Florida State (#19) give boosts to LSU and Virginia Tech

NCAA Football: Tennessee at West Virginia Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

2018 AP Poll Week 2

Rank Team Previous Movement
Rank Team Previous Movement
1 Alabama (48) 1 -
2 Clemson (12) 2 -
3 Georgia 3 -
4 Ohio State 5 +1
5 Wisconsin 4 -1
6 Oklahoma 7 +1
7 Auburn 9 +2
8 Notre Dame 12 +4
9 Washington 6 -3
10 Stanford 13 +3
11 LSU 25 +14
12 Virginia Tech 20 +8
13 Penn State 10 -3
14 West Virginia 17 +3
15 Michigan State 11 -4
16 TCU 16 -7
17 USC 15 -2
18 Mississippi State 18 -
19 UCF 21 +3
20 Boise State 22 +2
21 Michigan 14 -7
22 Miami 8 -14
23 Oregon 24 +1
24 South Carolina NR -
25 Florida NR -
Others Receiving Votes Utah 71, Oklahoma St. 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Mississippi 11, NC State 9, Florida St. 8, Memphis 6, Houston 6, Washington St. 6, Iowa St. 4, Kansas St. 3, Iowa 3, Hawaii 3, BYU 3, Fresno St. 1, Arkansas St. 1.
2018 Poll Week 2 AP Poll

2018 Week 2 Coaches Poll

Rank Team Previous Movement
Rank Team Previous Movement
1 Alabama (59) 1 -
2 Clemson (3) 2 -
3 Georgia 4 +1
4 Ohio State 3 -1
5 Oklahoma 5 -
6 Wisconsin 7 +1
7 Auburn 10 +3
8 Notre Dame 11 +3
9 Stanford 13 +4
10 Penn State 9 -1
11 Washington 6 -5
12 USC 15 +3
13 Michigan State 12 -1
14 Virginia Tech 17 +3
15 LSU 24 +9
16 TCU 16 -
17 West Virginia 20 +3
18 Mississippi State 18 -
19 Boise State 22 -
20 UCF 23 +3
21 Miami 8 -13
22 Michigan 14 -8
23 Oklahoma State NR -
24 South Carolina NR -
25 Florida NR -
Others receiving votes Will be updated
Week 2 Coaches Poll Amway Coaches Poll

The Alabama Crimson Tide retain their death grip on college football and remain ranked #1 in both polls, accumulating 59 #1 votes in the Coaches. Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs remain on the heels of the Tide and Oklahoma and Ohio State are currently jockeying for the last playoff spot.

The West Virginia Mountaineers moved up 3 spots thanks to the 40-14 beatdown of the Tennessee Volunteers. Quarterback Will Grier threw for nearly 300 yards in the second half with four touchdowns to break open a 13-7 game to a blowout. The performance earned Grier National Player of the Week awards but because of LSU Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies primetime beat downs of ranked foes on Sunday night and Monday night, the Tigers are the biggest movers of the week.

Florida State Seminoles and Texas Longhornsfall out of the polls while the Oklahoma State Cowboys, South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators enter the polls for the first time.