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College Football Rankings, Week 8: Oregon State climbs three spots to No. 11

With Oregon holding steady at No. 2, Oregon State moves up from No. 14 to No. 11.

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As the season hits its midway point, the USA Today Coaches' Poll, one of the major components of the BCS rankings, become more and more important. In this week's edition, the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers continue to see strong support in the poll as the first BCS rankings loom tonight.

The Ducks remain a strong No. 2, trailing the unanimous No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide, and staying well clear of the No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats.

For their continuing undefeated start to their season, the Beavers climb three spots, from No. 14 to No. 11 in the latest poll, just behind the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles and the No. 9 USC Trojans. With the Trojans, Beavers and Ducks, the Pac-12 has three teams in the top 11 of both the AP and Coaches' polls.

Here's 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