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College Football Rankings, Week 8: Kansas State inches higher in Coaches Poll with road win over Iowa State

Unbeaten and with National Championship aspirations, the Kansas State Wildcats rose to No. 3 in the most recent Coaches Poll after a win over Iowa State. Alabama and Oregon still hold down the top two spots.

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Coming off a 27-21 road win at Iowa State, the Kansas State Wildcats moved from fifth to third in this week's USA Today Coaches' Poll.

The Wildcats trail Alabama and Oregon, who are No. 1 and 2, while Florida and Notre Dame round out the top five. All five teams are 6-0.

Meanwhile, West Virginia fell 11 spots to No. 15 after a loss to Texas Tech. That game put the Red Raiders into the rankings. They debut at No. 20.

Arizona State and Michigan are the other two newcomers to the poll and they round out the top 25.

Next up, Kansas State travels to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers. It will be the Wildcats' second game against a ranked opponent this season. They upset then-No. 6 Oklahoma 24-19 on Sept. 22.

Here is the complete USA Today Coaches' Poll:

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