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Big 12 Strongly Represented In Week 8 Coaches Poll

The Big 12 has a team back in the top four and two in the top 10 this week.

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Big 12 Strongly Represented In Week 8 Coaches Poll

After a crazy weekend in which four top 10 teams lost to unranked opponents, there was sure to be a shakeup in the polls. And it is all good news for the Big 12. TCU, who began the season unranked, has ascended to number four in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll released on Sunday.

Oklahoma hung on to defeat Texas in a slug-fest at the Cotton Bowl and is back in the top 10 at number nine. Though we can’t help but notice that Ohio State sits three spots higher, a team that the Sooners handled in week two.

Oklahoma State just missed the top 10, checking in at number 11, after their beat down of a Baylor squad who hung around with Oklahoma and Kansas State the previous two weeks. West Virginia is named at number 23 after their 18-point second half comeback against ranked Texas Tech. This is the Mountaineers’ third separate appearance in the rankings this season.

The Big 12 has 40 percent of its teams ranked in the top 25, which is the highest mark in the country. The conference has a chance to stay strong in the polls as there are no match-ups between any of its ranked teams this week.

Week 8 Coaches Poll:

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State 🔺1
  3. Georgia 🔺2
  4. TCU 🔺3
  5. Wisconsin 🔺1
  6. Ohio State 🔺2
  7. Miami 🔺3
  8. Clemson 🔻6
  9. Oklahoma 🔺3
  10. USC 🔺3
  11. Oklahoma State 🔺3
  12. Washington 🔻-8
  13. South Florida 🔺2
  14. Virginia Tech 🔺3
  15. Michigan 🔺1
  16. Notre Dame 🔺3
  17. NC State 🔺3
  18. Washington State 🔻-9
  19. Michigan State 🔺3
  20. Central Florida 🔺1
  21. Auburn 🔻-10
  22. Stanford 🔺3
  23. West Virginia 🔺6
  24. Texas A&M 🔺8
  25. Louisiana State 🔺9

Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 64; Memphis 50; Virginia 42; San Diego State 39; South Carolina 19; Utah 14; Navy 9; Mississippi State 6; Boise State 4; Colorado State 4; Marshall 3; Florida 2; Georgia Tech 2; Iowa State 2.

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