With the release of the Coaches' Poll, it becomes apparent that the SEC is making a move toward the top. Texas A&M did enough on the field to impress coaches nation wide as they move from 20th in the preseason to 13th now. On the other side of things, their opponent, South Carolina, lost the most ground as they slipped from 9th to 21st.
|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||FIRST PLACE VOTES||PREVIOUS RANK|
|1||Florida State Seminoles||1-0||1541||57||1|
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||1-0||1432||2|
|6||Michigan State Spartans||1-0||1141||8|
|7||Ohio State Buckeyes||1-0||1114||6|
|13||Texas A&M Aggies||1-0||895||20|
|15||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||1-0||605||17|
|16||Arizona State Sun Devils||1-0||502||18|
|17||Ole Miss Rebels||1-0||438||19|
|20||Kansas State Wildcats||1-0||370||21|
|21||South Carolina Gamecocks||0-1||272||9|
|23||North Carolina Tar Heels||1-0||168||23|
|Others Receiving Votes:Oklahoma State 106; Florida 84; Louisville 73; Mississippi State 72; Michigan 59; Washington 51; Duke 47; Brigham Young 26; Iowa 23; TCU 23; Minnesota 16; Louisiana-Lafayette 13; Marshall 11; Virginia Tech 11; West Virginia 7; Cincinnati 7; Arizona 6; Oregon State 5; Pittsburgh 2; Rutgers 2; Northern Illinois 2; Colorado State 2; Texas Tech 2; Temple 1; Boise State 1; Memphis 1.|
- The Oklahoma Sooners, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Ohio St. Buckeyes all lose a first place vote allowing the Georgia Bulldogs, Florida St. Seminoles, and Oregon Ducks to pick one up.
- The West Virginia Mountaineers are barely noticed after taking the Alabama Crimson Tide to the wire. However, Bama does lose a few points after an unimpressive win.
- Dropped from the rankings were the Washington Huskies
- SEC - 8 Teams | PAC-12 - 5 Team | Big XII - 4 Teams | B10 - 4 Teams | ACC - 3 Teams | Independent - 1 Team