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College Football Rankings, Week 11: Coaches' Poll Has LSU No. 6, Alabama No. 12

This week's USA Today Coaches' Poll is out, the first of two major human college football polls. The Oregon Ducks retain the top spot, with the Auburn Tigers finishing second. Holding off the TCU Horned Frogs after their dismantling of the Utah Utes is a good sign for Auburn's BCS prospects, but we'll find out more about the BCS later tonight. Auburn controls its own destiny from here on out, but it would be pretty annoying to see TCU jump them in any poll, even if only for a week.

The LSU Tigers jump to No. 6 after beating the Alabama Crimson Tide, who slip to No. 12 and leave the top ten for the first time since Sept. 7, 2008. The Virginia Tech Hokies rep the ACC, jumping all the way to No. 16 after outlasting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at home.

The Mississippi St. Bulldogs, Arkansas Razorbacks, and South Carolina Gamecocks shuffle around a little bit, with the Florida Gators rejoining us after a brief hiatus. Don't be shocked if the Gators take out Carolina next week and become the SEC's fourth-highest-ranked team.

The complete Coaches' top 25:

  1. Oregon
  2. Auburn
  3. TCU
  4. Boise State
  5. Wisconsin
  6. LSU
  7. Ohio State
  8. Nebraska
  9. Stanford
  10. Michigan State
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Alabama
  13. Iowa
  14. Utah
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Arkansas
  19. Missouri
  20. Nevada
  21. South Carolina
  22. Central Florida
  23. Florida
  24. Texas A&M

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