In the biggest game of the college football season to date, Alabama blew past the nation’s top-ranked defense to defeat Georgia, 41-24.
However, the vast majority of the FBS head coaches polled Sunday still believe Clemson, which improved to 5-0 with a 73-7 win Saturday over Georgia Tech, is still the best team in the land.
The Tigers received 52 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the latest coaches poll, only losing three first-place votes to Alabama, which received eight votes. Ohio State, which remained idle at No. 5 ahead of its opener, still garnered two first-place votes.
Georgia fell one spot to No. 4 with its loss to Alabama.
With Auburn and Tennessee dropping out of the coaches poll entirely after losses Saturday, none of the Tide’s remaining six regular-season opponents are currently ranked in the coaches poll. However, 11 of 14 SEC teams — with the exceptions of Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt — received top 25 votes.