Alabama still No. 1, while Clemson passes Ohio State at No. 3 in latest Amway Coaches Poll
Thanksgiving weekend produced its fair share of drama in college football, but there were few changes in the Amway Coaches Poll.
The top two remain unchanged as Alabama and Notre Dame both handled their ranked opponents. The Crimson Tide dominated Iron Bowl rival Auburn and easily retain the No. 1 spot with 59 of 62 first-place votes. The Fighting Irish clamped down in the second half to get past North Carolina and hold on to the No. 2 position, picking up a pair of No. 1 nods.
There was a change after the first two. Clemson, which finally got back on the field after an open date and a COVID-19 postponement, overtakes Ohio State for the No. 3 spot. The Tigers took charge quickly against Pittsburgh and seem headed for a rematch with the Irish.
Ohio State, which had to cancel its game at Illinois, slides to fourth but is still getting a No. 1 vote.
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Florida retains the fifth position by a single poll point ahead of Texas A&M. The rest of the top 10 remains unchanged.
Oregon takes the biggest fall of the week after a loss to Oregon State sent the Ducks down nine spots to No. 20.
No. 23 Washington and No. 24 Iowa make their first poll appearances of the season. Liberty also jumps back into the rankings at No. 25.
Along with Auburn and North Carolina, the third dropout is Texas following a home loss to No. 12 Iowa State.