The Crimson Tide moved up to No. 2 in the weekly coaches poll released Tuesday. TCU slipped to No. 3 while Ohio State remained No. 1. The Crimson Tide had one first-place vote, just as it did in the preseason poll when it was No. 3.
The SEC also has a record nine teams in the Top 25. TCU predictably dropped, while ND and Aggie jumped sharply.