The Week 5 results produced little movement in the Amway Coaches Poll as the top teams, for the most part, held serve.
Alabama easily retains the No. 1 ranking after a 66-3 demolition of Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide, who have outscored their first two SEC opponents by a combined margin of 125-3, received 59 of 65 first-place votes.
Clemson, a road winner at then-No. 12 Virginia Tech, stays put at No. 2 with the remaining six first-place nods. No. 3 Oklahoma, which had the weekend off, and fourth-ranked Penn State, an easy winner against Indiana, also maintain their positions. Washington, now the highest-ranked Pac-12 member, climbs a notch into the top five.
Stock up: Georgia. The Bulldogs continue to impress the voters with another SEC romp at Tennessee. They climb two spots to No. 6, vaulting idle Michigan.
Stock down: Southern “California. The Trojans dropped their first game of the season Friday night at Washington State and tumble 10 places to No. 15.
Stock up: Washington State. The Cougars gain five positions to No. 11 on the heels of the big USC win.
Stock down: Virginia Tech. The Hokies take a seven-spot demotion to No. 19 after the loss to Clemson, though they could earn a rematch if they can make it back to the ACC championship game.
Stock up: Auburn. The Tigers, an earlier Clemson victim, jump two spots to No. 13 following a convincing win against Mississippi State.
Stock down: The SEC. Along with Miss State, LSU falls out of the poll after a non-conference loss to Troy. This leaves the SEC with just four ranked teams.
New kids on the block: No. 22 Notre Dame, No. 24 North Carolina State, No. 25 Central Florida.
College dropouts: LSU, Mississippi State, Florida State.