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Where did Penn State drop in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after Week 6?


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As expected following a tough loss on the road this weekend, Penn State fell back a few spots in the updated USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. The good news is Penn State is still in the top 10 amid some reshuffling of the deck in the poll this week.

Penn State fell from No. 4 down to No. 8 in the fresh coaches poll on Sunday. Penn State fell behind Big Ten East foes Ohio State (No. 6) and Michigan (No. 7) as both the Buckeyes and Wolverines moved up one spot to take advantage of Penn State’s first stumble of the season. Iowa moved up to No. 2 following their victory over the Nittany Lions, taking full advantage of a surprising loss Saturday night by Alabama.

The Crimson Tide fell from the top of the coaches poll down to No. 5 after suffering a last-second loss at Texas A&M on Saturday night. Georgia took full control of the top spot in the coaches poll this week with 64 first-place votes. There was one first-place vote from the coaches for the Hawkeyes.

Joining the Hawkeyes, Buckeyes, Wolverines and Nittany Lions inside the top 10 this week is Michigan State. The undefeated Spartans moved into the top 10 by being bumped up two spots this week. Michigan State lept over Oregon, who was idle this week and fell to No. 10. Michigan State also moved into the top 10 after BYU fell out due to a loss at home to Boise State.

A former Penn State opponent, Auburn, fell out of the top 25 this week with their home loss to top-ranked Georgia.

Here is a look at the complete USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after Week 6.

Full USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll:

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Georgia

6-0

1,624 (64)

+1

2

Iowa

6-0

1,537 (1)

+1

3

Oklahoma

6-0

1,452

+2

4

Cincinnati

5-0

1,418

+2

5

Alabama

5-1

1,363

-4

6

Ohio State

5-1

1,254

+1

7

Michigan

6-0

1,237

+1

8

Penn State

5-1

1,124

-4

9

Michigan State

6-0

1,064

+2

10

Oregon

4-1

1,004

+1

11

Kentucky

6-0

994

+3

12

Oklahoma State

5-0

910

13

Notre Dame

5-1

817

14

Ole Miss

4-1

741

+3

15

Coastal Carolina

6-0

708

16

Wake Forest

6-0

580

+4

17

Florida

4-2

543

+1

18

Texas A&M

4-2

396

+8

19

Arkansas

4-2

386

-3

20

BYU

5-1

342

-10

21

NC State

4-1

321

+1

22

Arizona State

5-1

294

+3

23

SMU

6-0

269

+1

24

San Diego State

5-0

156

+3

25

Clemson

3-2

155

-4

Dropped from the rankings:

No. 19 Auburn; No. 23 Texas.

Others receiving votes:

Auburn 98; Baylor 91; Texas 74; Pittsburgh 36; Texas-San Antonio 30; Mississippi State 18; Iowa State 18; Appalachian State 18; Boston College 11; Air Force 9; Tennessee 8; Liberty 8; Nevada 7; UL Lafayette 3; Houston 3; Fresno State 3; UCLA 1.

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