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The coaches aren’t the Playoff committee, but they definitely show some changing opinions on some of the top teams in the nation.

No. 9 Colorado, No. 10 Oklahoma State, and No. 12 USC all took significant leaps in this week’s Coaches Poll, with USC taking the biggest one by jumping seven spots. The Trojans had their big win last week against then No. 4 Washington, but it looks like a big win at UCLA proved to the committee that the win over the Huskies was no fluke.

Colorado jumping from 12 to No. 9 is important, as the Buffs are now legitimate Playoff contenders. They have a game left with Utah, and then likely with Washington to close the season in the Pac-12 title game. Win both of those games, and Colorado has just as impressive of a resume as a team like Penn State.

The full rankings:

1. Alabama (63)
2. Ohio State
3. Clemson
4. Michigan
5. Washington
6. Wisconsin
7. Oklahoma
8. Penn State
9. Colorado
10. Oklahoma State
11. Louisville
12. USC
13. Florida
14. Florida State
15. Nebraska
16. Auburn
17. West Virginia
18. Western Michigan
19. Boise State
20. Utah
21. Houston
22. Texas A&M
23. Washington State
24. Tennessee
25. North Carolina

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