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College Football Rankings Week 10: Georgia Tech's Upset Win Over Clemson Puts Them At No. 23

Georgia Tech re-enters the USA Today Coaches Poll this week at No. 23, while the Georgia Bulldogs rise to No. 21.

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Georgia Tech's huge 31-17 upset victory over the previously ranked No. 6 Clemson Tigers last night was just another opportunity for the Yellow Jackets to prove their doubters wrong. Now blessed with a No. 23 ranking and a 7-2 record, Georgia Tech could look to face the Tigers in an ACC Championship rematch on December 3rd in Charlotte.

Not to be outdone, the Georgia Bulldogs are 6-2 and won the game not officially known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" versus the Florida Gators 24-20. Now sitting at No. 21 this week, the 'Dawgs face an interesting scenario. If they win out (SEC games remaining: Auburn, Kentucky) and South Carolina drops a game, they'll be playing in the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship.

Here is the full breakout of the USA Today's Top 25 Coaches Poll:


USA Today Coaches Poll: Oct. 30, 2011
Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points Last week's poll
1. LSU (41) 8-0 1,457 1
2. Alabama (18) 8-0 1,434 2
3. Stanford 8-0 1,323 3
4. Oklahoma State 8-0 1,314 4
5. Boise State 7-0 1,237 5
6. Oregon 7-1 1,175 7
7. Oklahoma 7-1 1,117 9
8. Arkansas 7-1 1,046 8
9. Nebraska 7-1 973 13
10. South Carolina 7-1 919 14
11. Virginia Tech 8-1 871 15
12. Clemson 8-1 779 6
13. Michigan 7-1 734 17
14. Houston 8-0 679 18
15. Penn State 8-1 646 19
16. Michigan State 6-2 528 10
17. Wisconsin 6-2 463 11
18. Arizona State 6-2 445 20
19. Kansas State 7-1 440 12
20. Georgia 6-2 410 21
21. West Virginia 6-2 270 24
22. Cincinnati 6-1 232 23
23. Georgia Tech 7-2 193 NR
24. Southern Mississippi 7-1 160 25
25. Texas 5-2 122 NR

Dropped out
No. 16 Texas A&M (5-3, lost to Missouri 38-31 OT), No. 22 Texas Tech (5-3, lost to Iowa State 41-7).

Others receiving votes
TCU (6-2) 55; Auburn (6-3) 41; Washington (6-2) 38; Texas A&M (5-3) 30; Ohio State (5-3) 21; Florida State (5-3) 11; Notre Dame (5-3) 9; North Carolina (6-3) 2; Missouri (4-4) 1.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.