The new USA Today Coaches' Poll has just been released for college football, and for the first time since Dec. 6, 1982 it does not include...you guessed it the big three teams in Florida: the University of Miami, Florida State University or the University of Florida. In fact, not a single team from Florida is included in the Top 25.
As for the rest of the teams, Oklahoma stayed in first with 32 first place votes. LSU and Alabama stayed second and third, but Wisconsin jumped Stanford for fourth place in the poll. There was no change in the 6-9 spots, as Boise State, Oklahoma State and Clemson were ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively, and the poll's highest ranked one-loss team, Oregon, held on to ninth.
Teams ranked 10-15 all moved up one spot from last week, as Michigan, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Nebraska and Illinois round out the Top 15. West Virginia jumped three spots to claim the 16 spot and Virginia Tech stood pat at 17. All three of the teams 18-20 jumped up in the rankings, as Kansas State, Michigan State and Arizona State round out the Top 20.
The last five teams are comprised of four Texas schools and three previous unrankeds. Texas is 21, falling 11 spots after their blowout loss to Oklahoma. At 6-0, Houston finally got into the poll at No. 22 after being previously unranked. Texas A&M jumped two spots to No. 23 while Baylor and Penn State both re-entered the poll at 24 and 25 after previously being unranked.
Though no Florida team was ranked, it is worth noting that the University of Florida was the top vote-getter among unranked teams, receiving 72 votes. No other Florida team appeared on that list.
Stay tuned to SB Nation for more college football coverage and the release of the AP Poll.