USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.
Saturday’s round of wild college football games with a few unexpected results caused considerable shakeup in the Amway Coaches Poll, though Clemson and Alabama continue to lead the way.
Clemson strengthened its hold on the No. 1 ranking after dispatching then-No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in convincing fashion. The Tigers received 55 of 62 first-place votes this week, extending its lead over the Crimson Tide to 65 poll points. The Hurricanes were demoted to No. 12.
Alabama retained five firsts and is still solidly at No. 2, though they needed all the offensive firepower they could muster to stave off unranked Mississippi.
Georgia, which heads to Alabama next week, now holds the No. 3 position alone after the Bulldogs pulled away from Tennessee and Florida fell to Texas A&M. Notre Dame, which got back on the