Kansas State, Notre Dame in Top 5 of latest AP & Coaches Poll

By Kevin Kelley -
Kansas State

Kansas State is 3rd in the Coaches Poll and 4th in the AP Poll. Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State and Notre Dame are now in the Top 5 of both the AP Poll and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the unanimous number one for the second straight week.

Kansas State (6-0) has risen to 3rd in the Coaches Poll and 4th in the AP Poll. Last week, the Wildcats were 5th in the AP and 6th in the Coaches.

After their controversial overtime win over Stanford, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0) are now ranked 5th in both polls. That’s a two spot improvement over last week in both rankings.

Losses by South Carolina (23-21 to #9 LSU) and West Virginia (49-14 to unranked Texas Tech) dropped both teams out of the Top 5. The Gamecocks are now ranked 9th in the AP Poll and 8th in the Coaches Poll, while the Mountaineers are ranked 17th and 15th, respectively.

The new AP Top 5 is now Alabama, Oregon, Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame. The Coaches Top 5 is Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State, Florida and Notre Dame. The full polls are listed below.

AP Poll (Week 8)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida
  4. Kansas State
  5. Notre Dame
  6. LSU
  7. Ohio State
  8. Oregon State
  9. South Carolina
  10. Oklahoma
  11. USC
  12. Florida State
  13. Georgia
  14. Clemson
  15. Mississippi State
  16. Louisville
  17. West Virginia
  18. Texas Tech
  19. Rutgers
  20. Texas A&M
  21. Cincinnati
  22. Stanford
  23. Michigan
  24. Boise State
  25. Ohio

Dropped from rankings: Texas 15, Louisiana Tech 23

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 92, TCU 88, Louisiana Tech 38, Texas 25, NC State 11, Northwestern 6, Washington 6, Wisconsin 6, Nebraska 4, North Carolina 2, Tulsa 2, Penn State 1, Arizona 1

Notes: Ohio is ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since the final poll in 1968.

Coaches Poll (Week 8)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Kansas State
  4. Florida
  5. Notre Dame
  6. LSU
  7. Oklahoma
  8. South Carolina
  9. USC
  10. Florida State
  11. Oregon State
  12. Georgia
  13. Clemson
  14. Louisville
  15. West Virginia
  16. Mississippi State
  17. Rutgers
  18. Cincinnati
  19. Texas A&M
  20. Texas Tech
  21. TCU
  22. Boise State
  23. Stanford
  24. Arizona State
  25. Michigan

Dropped from rankings: Texas 15, Louisiana Tech 24, Iowa State 25

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 77, Ohio 54, Texas 54, Louisiana Tech 24, Wisconsin 16, Nebraska 10, Nevada 7, Oklahoma State 6, Western Kentucky 6, Iowa State 5, Northern Illinois 2, ULM 2, Toledo 2, Tulsa 1, UCLA 1

Notes: Ohio State is ineligible to be ranked due to NCAA sanctions.

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