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As voted on by 17 coaching legends
With another lopsided victory against a ranked opponent, Kansas State received enough votes to edge Oregon for the No. 2 spot in the Legends Poll.
Heisman frontrunner Collin Klein continued his phenomenal play, leading Kansas State to a 55-24 win over Texas Tech.
“I think (coach and former Legends Poll voter) Bill Snyder is doing a great job,” Legends Poll voter John Cooper said. “Kansas State is a very, very well coached football team. Those good teams, Alabama and Kansas State, teams like that, you’ve got to beat them. They’re not going to beat themselves.”
Top-ranked Alabama continued to roll against Mississippi State and remained the unanimous No. 1 team.
Notre Dame proved its worth on Saturday, going on the road and stifling Oklahoma, 23-13. With the victory, the Irish moved up two spots to No. 4 in the Legends Poll.
Idle LSU remained the highest ranked one-loss team and rounded out the top five.
No. 7 Georgia moved up five spots in the rankings and back into the top 10 after knocking off Florida. The Gators dropped six spots to No. 8.
No. 9 Clemson moved up two spots, followed by unbeaten Louisville, which made its first top 10 appearance of the season.
No. 12 Oregon State suffered its first loss of the season at Washington and dropped three spots. However, no team fell more in the rankings than USC. The Trojans dropped eight spots to No. 18 in the Legends Poll after suffering an upset at Arizona.
No. 19 Nebraska, No. 23 Northwestern and No. 25 Louisiana Tech returned to the top 25 this week.
Michigan, TCU and Wisconsin dropped out of the rankings.
To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.
THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25