NCAA Football Rankings, Week 8: TCU moves up to 21, Longhorns fall out of Top 25

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A rough loss to Oklahoma sent Texas out of the top 25 while Texas Tech, Texas A&M and TCU all move into the rankings with Week 8 wins.

TCU scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to top Baylor, moving the Frogs to No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches' poll.

Sunday wasn't so good for Texas, though. After taking a 63-21 thrashing at the hands of rival Oklahoma, Texas fell from 15 to out of the top 25 Sunday.

Texas A&M took a 59-57 win over Louisiana Tech to land at the No. 19 spot. Texas Tech's dominant performance in its 49-14 win over West Virginia pushed them to No. 20. The Mountaineers fell from No. 5 to No. 15.

Alabama scored all 59 first-place votes to keep the top spot, ahead of No. 2 Oregon and new No. 3 Kansas State. Florida moved to No. 4 with a win over Vanderbilt, and Notre Dame's overtime win over Stanford moved them into the top five.

No. 6 LSU set up its matchup with Texas A&M in Week 9 by defeating No. 3 South Carolina, which dropped the Gamecocks to No. 8. Oklahoma moved to No. 7 with USC and Florida State rounding out the top 10.

Here is the entire USA Today Coaches' poll for this week:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama 1475
2 Oregon 1414
3 Kansas St. 1307
4 Florida 1297
5 Notre Dame 1251
6 LSU 1179
7 Oklahoma 1021
8 South Carolina 1012
9 USC 995
10 Florida St. 919
11 Oregon St. 839
12 Georgia 806
13 Clemson 741
14 Louisville 695
15 West Virginia 677
16 Mississippi St. 671
17 Rutgers 495
18 Cincinnati 456
19 Texas A&M 397
20 Texas Tech 274
21 TCU 272
22 Boise St. 271
23 Stanford 215
24 Arizona St. 133
25 Michigan 96

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