Alabama takes over No. 1 spot in Coaches Poll after Georgia struggles


While the top five teams avoided the upset bug during a wild Week 5 in college football, the No. 1 position in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll changes hands.

Alabama reclaims the top spot after gutting out a win at Arkansas without Bryce Young in the second half. The Crimson Tide have 34 of 64 first-place votes this week and finish 23 poll points ahead of Georgia. The Bulldogs retain 23 No. 1 votes but slip to No. 2 after struggling past unranked Missouri. No. 3 Ohio State gains a bit of ground on the SEC favorites. The Buckeyes have seven No. 1 nods this week after another easy home romp against Rutgers.

Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs (1) rushes for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The next four teams remain the same as No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Southern California and No. 7 Oklahoma State all picked up conference victories. Tennessee moves up a notch to No. 8. Mississippi cracks the top 10 for the first time this season, checking in at No. 9 after edging past Kentucky, which slides to No. 13. Penn State also moves up two spots to No. 10 after slogging past Northwestern.

TOP 25:Complete USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after Week 5

HIGHS AND LOWS:Winners and losers from Week 5 in college football


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