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The Legends Poll Top 25: College Football Week 8

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After a second straight win over a ranked SEC opponent, LSU moved past Notre Dame to take over the No. 5 spot in the Legends Poll.

Following a victory over South Carolina, Les Miles’ Tigers took care of Texas A&M in Baton Rouge as well, 24-19.

“LSU’s defense has got some great speed and they’re always tough to score on,” former Auburn coach Pat Dye said. “And the fact that they played at home helped their quarterback (Zach Mettenberger). I’d say LSU probably has got the best chance of beating Alabama of anybody in the conference because they play them at home in Baton Rouge.”

LSU has two weeks to prepare before top-ranked Alabama comes to town.

But the biggest question amongst the college football pollsters is, who's No. 2? In the Legends Poll, No. 3 Florida and No. 4 Kansas State made up some ground on Oregon, but did not receive enough votes to overtake the Ducks for the No. 2 spot behind Alabama.

No. 6 Notre Dame dropped a spot and fell out of the top five just one week after making its first ever appearance. The Fighting Irish struggled with BYU but hung on for a 17-14 win in South Bend.

No. 7 Oklahoma jumped a spot over No. 8 Florida State after a second straight blowout victory. The Sooners welcome No. 6 Notre Dame and College Gameday to Norman, Okla. next weekend.

Unbeaten Oregon State finally cracked the Legends Poll top 10 this week at No. 9. USC stayed put and rounded out the top 10.

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Other undefeated teams, No. 13 Mississippi State and No. 14 Louisville continued their climb up the rankings. They were followed by No. 15 South Carolina, which continued its tumble in the top 25, dropping 12 spots in two weeks after suffering two straight losses.

West Virginia also continued its slide in the rankings, dropping eight more spots to No. 23. The Mountaineers have fallen 19 spots in just two weeks.

No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Oklahoma State moved back into the top 25 this week, replacing Cincinnati and Arizona State, which both dropped out of the rankings.

To see the individual votes by coach, visit the Legends Poll.

THE LEGENDS POLL TOP 25

RK

TEAM

RECORD

POINTS

PV RK

1

Alabama (17)

7-0

425

1

2

Oregon

7-0

404

2

3

Florida

7-0

389

3

4

Kansas State

7-0

380

4

5

LSU

7-1

347

6

6

Notre Dame

7-0

343

5

7

Oklahoma

5-1

311

8

8

Florida State

7-1

304

7

9

Oregon State

6-0

292

11

10

USC

6-1

279

10

11

Clemson

6-1

240

12

12

Georgia

6-1

231

13

13

Mississippi State

7-0

229

14

14

Louisville

7-0

188

16

15

South Carolina

6-2

184

9

16

Texas Tech

6-1

178

21

17

Rutgers

7-0

147

19

18

Stanford

5-2

139

18

19

Texas A&M

5-2

99

17

20

Michigan

5-2

97

24

21

Boise State

6-1

87

23

22

TCU

5-2

43

22

23

West Virginia

5-2

39

15

24

Wisconsin

6-2

26

-

25

Oklahoma State

4-2

22

-
 

Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska 21, Ohio 17, Arizona State 14, Louisiana Tech 13, Cincinnati 12, Duke 11, Texas 10, Utah State 2, North Carolina State 1, Northern Illinois 1

Teams Dropped Out from Last Week's Poll: Cincinnati, Arizona State

* The Legends Poll voting process is exactly what the BCS is trying to create and Athlon will bring it to you as the de facto Selection Committee for fans to follow over the next two seasons, allowing you to see how the Selection Committee will operate from 2014 onward.  You can see the entire Poll at www.legendschannel.com.