The first weekend of college football is in the books and now we have the first set of reactions from the coaches voting in this year's Coaches Poll. Alabama, to the surprise of no one, remained at No. 1 with 62 of 64 first-place votes. Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State and Stanford round out the top five.
Oklahoma's loss dropped the Sooners from No. 3 to No. 13, but the most significant drop was LSU's slide from No. 6 to No. 22. Wisconsin, after defeating the Tigers and getting to leap in Lambeau, moved from "Others Receiving Votes" into the Coaches Poll proper at No. 16.
While Oklahoma, LSU and Notre Dame all stumbled out of the gate, it was a fantastic weekend for the Lone Star State. Houston jumped up to No. 7, Texas made its first appearance in the Coaches Poll since September 2014 at No. 20 after beating Notre Dame, and Texas A&M checked in at No. 24 after beating UCLA in overtime.
The Coaches Poll was particularly kind to Texas-based teams and now the AP Top 25 has shown an affinity for Washington, which checks in at No. 8 after handling Rutgers 48-13.
Alabama is still No. 1 and received 54 of 61 possible first-place votes followed by No. 2 Clemson (two), No. 3 Florida State (four), No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan (one). Wisconsin, meanwhile, surged to No. 10 after beating LSU, which fell to No. 21.
Similar to the Coaches Poll, the AP voters are also high on No. 6 Houston, No. 11 Texas and No. 20 Texas A&M, all of which came up with big wins this past weekend. UCLA, which fell to the Aggies, dropped out of the top 25. Florida also fell from the top 25 despite beating UMass 24-7. Miami took its place.