The Legends Poll top 25 saw its first significant shake-up after a wild weekend of upsets in college football, but that shuffle didn’t affect the Big Three of Alabama, Oregon, and Clemson. The Legends Poll is determined by former nationally respected college football coaches who agree to spend time each week observing teams and discussing their observations with one another before casting votes.
Alabama, which received one less first place vote this week (13 first place votes), Oregon (3 first place votes), and Clemson remained unchanged in the top 3 this week. No. 4 Ohio State moved up a spot and fifth-ranked Florida State made its first top 5 appearance of the season, setting up a top 5 showdown at Clemson next weekend.
Missouri and Texas provided the first upsets of the day, vaulting No. 14 Mizzou 11 spots after its 41-26 win over Georgia in Athens. The Bulldogs fell eight spots to No. 15.
Texas shocked Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, springing a 36-20 upset in Dallas. The Longhorns moved into the rankings at No. 25 and Oklahoma dropped five spots to No. 17, which made No. 11 Baylor the highest ranked Big 12 team for the first time in the history of the conference.
No. 12 Stanford suffered one of the biggest tumbles in the rankings as well, falling eight spots after falling at Utah, 27-21.
No. 21 Virginia Tech was the only other newcomer to the rankings this week.
Northwestern and Notre Dame dropped out of the top 25.
This week’s poll:
1. Alabama, 2. Oregon, 3. Clemson, 4. Ohio State, 5. Florida State, 6. LSU, 7. Texas A&M, 8. Louisville, 9. UCLA, 10. South Carolina, 11. Baylor, 12. Stanford, 13. Miami, 14. Missouri, 15. Georgia, 16. Texas Tech, 17. Oklahoma, 18. Wisconsin, 19. Oklahoma State, 20. Fresno State, 21. Virginia Tech, 22. Florida, 23. Washington, 24. Michigan, 25. Texas.
Others receiving votes are Northern Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Auburn, Michigan State, Penn State, BYU, Utah, Arizona State, and Notre Dame.
Here is the link to the coaches individual voting ballots: