Virginia Tech falls to No. 11 in USA Today/ESPN poll
MCLEAN, Virginia - Virginia Tech dropped from third to 11th in the latest USA Today/ESPN football coaches poll released Sunday.
Virginia Tech (6-1) fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Wednesday with a 28-7 loss to West Virginia and plummeted out of the top-10.
Oklahoma (8-0) remained No. 1 after pulling out a 34-20 victory over Colorado on Saturday. The Sooners collected 58 first-place votes and 1,570 points.
Miami (8-0), which was idle this week, picked up five first-place nods and 1,517 points.
Southern California (7-1) moved up one place into third after rolling to a 43-23 win over Washington.
Georgia (7-1) inched up one place to fourth, while Florida State (7-1) jumped two spots to fifth. Washington State (7-1) stayed at sixth, with defending national champion Ohio State (7-1) and Louisiana State (7-1) each inched up one place to seventh and eighth, respectively.
Nebraska (7-1) and Michigan State (7-1) complete the top 10.
Michigan (7-2) climbed three steps to No. 12, ahead of Texas Christian (8-0), Iowa (6-2), Oklahoma State (7-1), and Texas (6-2). Purdue was routed by Michigan, 31-3, and fell seven places to No. 17.
Tennessee (5-2) is ranked 18th, followed by Minnesota (7-2) and Bowling Green (7-1), which jumped into the rankings, Florida (5-3) and Northern Illinois (7-1). Bowling Green dealt Northern Illinois its first loss of the season, 34-18.
Pittsburgh (5-2), Missouri (6-2), and Louisville (7-1) jump into the rankings and fill out the remaining spots in the top 25.
Wisconsin (6-3), Arkansas (4-3), Auburn (5-3), and Utah (6-2) dropped out of the poll.
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