Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 8 Coaches Poll

Athens, Georgia, United States: November 26, 2017: Crowd passes under Sanford Stadium Sign on Game Day


The 2022 college football season is now in full swing and it’s time to see some updated rankings. On Sunday, October 16, the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll released its Week 8 top 25 to give us a look at how the competition looks around the college football world.

After a wild weekend, there were some changes near the top of the poll.

Alabama fell from the top spot and landed out of the top five at No. 6 after an upset loss to the Tennessee Volunteers. Tennessee, meanwhile, jumped to No. 4.

The new No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll is the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs, followed by the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines to round out the top three. Clemson sits at No. 5.

Where does your favorite team stand in the latest Coaches Poll?

A look at the Week 8 USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll can be seen below.

  1. Georgia (43)
  2. Ohio State (17)
  3. Michigan (1)
  4. Tennessee (2)
  5. Clemson
  6. Alabama
  7. Ole Miss
  8. TCU
  9. Oregon
  10. UCLA
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. USC
  13. Wake Forest
  14. Syracuse
  15. Utah
  16. Penn State
  17. Kansas State
  18. Kentucky
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Illinois
  21. Texas
  22. North Carolina
  23. NC State
  24. Mississippi State
  25. Tulane

Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana State 51; Central Florida 33; Kansas 29; South Carolina 24; Purdue 23; Maryland 15; Liberty 12; Washington 9; Baylor 7; Coastal Carolina 5; Pittsburgh 4; South Alabama 3; Arkansas 3; Texas-San Antonio 1.


The USA TODAY Sports AFCA football coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of 65 head coaches at Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The panel is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the American Football Coaches Association their willingness to participate. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second-place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th.
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