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College Football Rankings Week 4: Illinois receives no votes, Alabama freefalls

What a weekend it was in the college football world.

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

It was by far the craziest weekend yet of the young 2015 college football season. The top teams in the nation were pushed to their limit, as Ohio State only beat NIU by a touchdown, Alabama lost to the Rebels, and USC was upset by Stanford. TCU and Michigan State managed to take care of business against inferior opponents, which helped propel them further up the polls this week. The biggest drop of the week went to the Crimson Tide, who fell from second to twelfth in the coaches poll after losing at home to Ole Miss.

Even more chaos occurred for the teams ranked 10-25; No. 19 BYU lost by one at UCLA to suffer their first loss, Notre Dame knocked off fourteenth-ranked Georgia Tech, LSU embarrassed No. 18 Auburn, and Missouri nearly lost at home to unranked UConn. Iowa remained undefeated thanks to a last-second 57-yard field goal for the win and Northwestern beat Duke on the road to move to 3-0. Those two Big Ten teams currently reside atop the West division.

On the Illinois side of things, a 48-14 loss to North Carolina certainly didn't help their case for being ranked. After two straight weeks of receiving multiple votes in the coaches poll, the Illini, understandably, didn't receive any this week.

Week 2 Rankings:

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;AP&quot;]">AP</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Coaches&quot;]">Coaches</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Massey&quot;]">Massey</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,1]">1</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ohio State (42)&quot;]">Ohio State (42)</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ohio State (61)&quot;]">Ohio State (61)</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ohio State&quot;]">Ohio State</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,2]">2</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan State (7)&quot;]">Michigan State (7)</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;TCU&quot;]">TCU</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Alabama&quot;]">Alabama</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,3]">3</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;TCU (tie)&quot;]">TCU (tie)</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan State (3)&quot;]">Michigan State (3)</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia&quot;]">Georgia</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,4]">4</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ole Miss (tie) (11)&quot;]">Ole Miss (tie) (11)</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Baylor&quot;]">Baylor</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ole Miss&quot;]">Ole Miss</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,5]">5</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Baylor&quot;]">Baylor</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Ole Miss&quot;]">Ole Miss</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Michigan State&quot;]">Michigan State</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,6]">6</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Notre Dame&quot;]">Notre Dame</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia&quot;]">Georgia</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;TCU&quot;]">TCU</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,7]">7</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia&quot;]">Georgia</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida State&quot;]">Florida State</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Baylor&quot;]">Baylor</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,8]">8</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;LSU&quot;]">LSU</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Notre Dame&quot;]">Notre Dame</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida State&quot;]">Florida State</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,9]">9</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;UCLA&quot;]">UCLA</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;LSU&quot;]">LSU</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;UCLA&quot;]">UCLA</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,10]">10</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Florida State&quot;]">Florida State</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Clemson&quot;]">Clemson</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;LSU&quot;]">LSU</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,11]">11</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Clemson&quot;]">Clemson</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;UCLA&quot;]">UCLA</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Notre Dame&quot;]">Notre Dame</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,12]">12</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Alabama&quot;]">Alabama</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Alabama&quot;]">Alabama</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia Tech&quot;]">Georgia Tech</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oregon&quot;]">Oregon</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oregon&quot;]">Oregon</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Clemson&quot;]">Clemson</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,14]">14</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Texas A&amp;M&quot;]">Texas A&amp;M</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma&quot;]">Oklahoma</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma&quot;]">Oklahoma</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,15]">15</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma&quot;]">Oklahoma</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Texas A&amp;M&quot;]">Texas A&amp;M</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Texas A&amp;M&quot;]">Texas A&amp;M</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,16]">16</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Arizona&quot;]">Arizona</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Arizona&quot;]">Arizona</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oregon&quot;]">Oregon</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,17]">17</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Northwestern&quot;]">Northwestern</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Utah&quot;]">Utah</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;USC&quot;]">USC</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,18]">18</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Utah&quot;]">Utah</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;USC&quot;]">USC</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Stanford&quot;]">Stanford</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,19]">19</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;USC&quot;]">USC</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Northwestern&quot;]">Northwestern</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Arizona&quot;]">Arizona</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,20]">20</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia Tech&quot;]">Georgia Tech</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Georgia Tech&quot;]">Georgia Tech</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Utah&quot;]">Utah</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,21]">21</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Stanford &quot;]">Stanford</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Wisconsin&quot;]">Wisconsin</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Wisconsin&quot;]">Wisconsin</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,22]">22</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Wisconsin&quot;]">Wisconsin</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oklahoma State&quot;]">Oklahoma State</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Northwestern&quot;]">Northwestern</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,23]">23</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;BYU&quot;]">BYU</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Missouri&quot;]">Missouri</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Kansas State&quot;]">Kansas State</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,24]">24</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Oregon State&quot;]">Oklahoma State</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Stanford&quot;]">Stanford</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;BYU&quot;]">BYU</td>

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<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;" data-sheets-value="[null,3,null,25]">25</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Missouri&quot;]">Missouri</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;Auburn&quot;]">Auburn</td>

<td style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;" data-sheets-value="[null,2,&quot;West Virginia&quot;]">West Virginia</td>

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