NCAA Football Rankings: Georgia Rises To No. 15, Georgia Tech Falls To No. 23 In Coaches Poll

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Isaiah Crowell #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs dives for a touchdown past Erique Florence #14 of the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Georgia Bulldogs keep on winning and keep rising up the rankings, now sit at No. 15 in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week.

With the loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday, Georgia Tech find themselves dropped down to No. 23 in the coaches poll and also out of contention for the ACC Coastal division title. Still, with a 1st-year quarterback and replacing starters on the defense, nothing for the Yellow Jackets to hold their heads down about.

As for Georgia, make that eight consecutive wins for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs as they defeated Auburn on Saturday. Mark Richt for SEC coach of the year? Just a thought.

Here is the USA Today coaches poll for week 11:

USA Today Coaches Poll: Week 11

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (59)
10-0
1,475
1
2.
Oklahoma State
10-0
1,410
3
3.
Alabama
9-1
1,340
4
4.
Oregon
9-1
1,300
6
5.
Oklahoma
8-1
1,228
7
6.
Arkansas
9-1
1,170
8
7.
Virginia Tech
9-1
1,045
9
8.
Clemson
9-1
1,042
10
9.
Stanford
9-1
1,024
2
10.
Houston
10-0
927
11
11.
Boise State
8-1
831
5
12.
Michigan State
8-2
791
13
13.
Wisconsin
8-2
745
14
14.
South Carolina
8-2
727
15
15.
Georgia
8-2
698
16
16.
Nebraska
8-2
615
17
17.
Kansas State
8-2
501
22
18.
Michigan
8-2
477
21
19.
TCU
8-2
392
24
20.
Southern Mississippi
9-1
386
23
21.
Penn State
8-2
361
12
22.
Florida State
7-3
189
NR
23. (tie)
Georgia Tech
7-3
87
19
23. (tie)
West Virginia
7-3
87
NR
25.
Notre Dame
7-3
86
NR

Dropped out
No. 18 Cincinnati (7-2, lost to then-unranked West Virginia 24-21), No. 20 Texas (6-3, lost to Missouri 17-5), No. 25 Auburn (6-4, lost to then-No. 16 Georgia 45-7).

Others receiving votes
Cincinnati (7-2) 84; Baylor (6-3) 56; Texas (6-3) 27; Virginia (7-3) 24; Rutgers (7-3) 15; Tulsa (7-3) 10; Arkansas State (8-2) 5; Missouri (5-5) 5; Texas A&M (5-5) 5; Brigham Young (7-3) 4; Arizona State (6-4) 2; Northern Illinois (7-3) 2; Utah (6-4) 2.

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