Terminate to upsets were abundant on a wild college soccer Saturday. The important observe is shut to, nevertheless, as there weren’t any modifications at the tip of the USA TODAY Sports actions AFCA Coaches Ballot.
The head 5 teams remain the identical, led by No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia. The Crimson Tide mute contain all nevertheless one in every of the 65 first-state votes no matter needing to stave off a mad rally at Florida. The Bulldogs, again claiming the last No. 1 vote, had a great easier time with South Carolina in their SEC opener and easily retain the 2d station.
Oklahoma holds at No. 3, though the Sooners finish attractive two ballotpoints earlier than Oregon this week after a closer-than-expected result in their reunion with aged Massive Eight rival Nebraska. Texas A&M again rounds out a high 5.
Iowa nudged earlier than Clemson for the No. 6 station, as the Tigers struggled to attach away Georgia Tech. Penn State, a top-time winner at dwelling against Auburn, jumps four locations to No. 8. Cincinnati and Notre Dame, who will meet in particular person on Oct. 2, spherical out the tip 10 as Florida slips to No. 11 earlier than Ohio State.
HIGHS AND LOWS: College soccer winners, losers from Week 3
MISERY INDEX: Top station goes to Florida State after falling to 0-3
OBSERVATIONS: Oklahoma’s offense sputters, state of Michigan rises
Fresno State joins the ballotat No. 25 as a consequence of its thrilling win at then-No. 13 UCLA in the wee hours. It’s the main look for the Bulldogs since the final ballotof the 2018 season. Also moving in is Michigan State. The Spartans improved to three-0 with a win at Miami (Fla.) and debut in the ballotat No. 21.
Virginia Tech and Arizona State are the week’s dropouts.
There may per chance be a alternate to the panel of coaches for the remainder of the season. Jonathan Smith of Oregon State is replacing aged Southern California coach Clay Helton.