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Week 4 AP Top 25/Coaches Poll: Alabama and USC Fall

Upcoming Cincinnati opponents continue to push for Top 25 designation in both the AP Top 25 Poll and the Amway Coaches Poll.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls were released yesterday following Week 3 of the College Football season. Alabama dropped 10 spots to No. 12, with their loss to Ole Miss, who jumped to 3rd in the AP Top 25 and 5th in the Coaches Poll. USC dropped 11 spots to No. 18 after losing to Stanford and Ohio State lost more first-place votes to the likes of Michigan State (Coaches) and Ole Miss (both).

The Cincinnati spin on the polls is once again focusing on the upcoming opponents. BYU remains right around the backend of both polls, ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll, but unranked in the Coaches Poll. Temple won a close one to UMass this past weekend, which keeps them undefeated, but also on the onside of each poll, receiving votes. Miami (FL) and Houston are climbing and Memphis received eight votes in the Coaches, but only one in the AP Poll.

AP Coaches Massey
1 Ohio State (42) Ohio State (61) Ohio State
2 Michigan State (7) TCU Alabama
3 TCU (tie) Michigan State (3) Georgia
4 Ole Miss (tie) (11) Baylor Ole Miss
5 Baylor Ole Miss Michigan State
6 Notre Dame Georgia TCU
7 Georgia Florida State Baylor
8 LSU Notre Dame Florida State
9 UCLA LSU UCLA
10 Florida State Clemson LSU
11 Clemson UCLA Notre Dame
12 Alabama Alabama Georgia Tech
13 Oregon Oregon Clemson
14 Texas A&M Oklahoma Oklahoma
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Texas A&M
16 Arizona Arizona Oregon
17 Northwestern Utah USC
18 Utah USC Stanford
19 USC Northwestern Arizona
20 Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Utah
21 Stanford Wisconsin Wisconsin
22 Wisconsin Oklahoma State Northwestern
23 BYU Missouri Kansas State
24 Oklahoma State Stanford BYU
25 Missouri Auburn West Virginia

Others receiving votes (AP Top 25): Mississippi St. 52, West Virginia 48, Tennessee 45, California 38, Toledo 36, Arizona St. 25, Houston 22, Auburn 20, Temple 20, Texas Tech 20, Boise St. 17, Miami 13, Iowa 10, Kansas St. 8, Florida 7, NC State 5, Minnesota 4, Virginia Tech 4, Memphis 1

Others receiving votes (Coaches): West Virginia 75; Brigham Young 74; Miami (Fla.) 58; Tennessee 49; Kansas State 47; Mississippi State 46; Texas Tech 36; Arizona State 31; Florida 24; California 20; North Carolina State 15; Temple 15; Iowa 13; Memphis 8; Boise State 8; Minnesota 6; Houston 4; Virginia Tech 4; Northern Illinois 3; Toledo 2; Boston College 1.