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After the first full week of the 2021 college football season, the SEC is already asserting its dominance as the conference landed three teams in the top five of the new Coaches Poll released Tuesday. Alabama remained atop the poll at No. 1, but Georgia rose three spots to No. 2 after defeating Clemson, while Texas A&M crept up a spot to No. 5 following its victory over Kent State.

A fourth SEC team, Florida, moved up two spots to No. 9. It wasn’t all good news for the league, however, as LSU dropped from No. 13 to unranked following its 38-27 loss at UCLA. Ole Miss also received a five-spot bump to No. 20 following its 43-24 win over Louisville on Monday night, while Auburn finished just outside the top 25 with 123 votes.

UCLA’s victory over LSU earned the Bruins a No. 16 ranking after they were unranked entering Week 1 action, and Virginia Tech also earned a big bump by rising from unranked to No. 21 following a victory over North Carolina.

Here’s a look at the full poll, which was released on Tuesday (first-place votes in parenthesis).

Coaches Poll, Week 1

1. Alabama (64)
2. Georgia (1)
3. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma
5. Texas A&M
6. Clemson
7. Notre Dame
8. Cincinnati
9. Florida
10. Iowa State
11. Oregon
12. Iowa
13. Penn State
14. USC
15. Texas
16. UCLA
17. Wisconsin
18. Utah
19. Coastal Carolina
20. Ole Miss
21. Virginia Tech
22. North Carolina
23. Oklahoma State
24. Miami
25. Arizona State

Others receiving votes: Auburn 123; Michigan 99; Louisiana State 95; NC State 81; Liberty 78; Brigham Young 65; Indiana 58; Texas Christian 49; Central Florida 48; Florida State 34; Michigan State 33; Kentucky 28; Pittsburgh 20; UL Lafayette 19; Kansas State 19; Boston College 19; Appalachian State 15; Southern Methodist 14; Rutgers 11; Arkansas 11; Maryland 9; Tennessee 7; Nevada 7; Fresno State 7; Army 7; Tulane 6; Virginia 5; San Jose State 5; Missouri 5; Ball State 5; Marshall 3; UAB 2; Air Force 2; Charlotte 1





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