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Hard to argue with the bottom half of the coaches' poll this week.
With their schedule and unblemished record, Notre Dame has earned the fifth slot. LSU still poses one of the best defenses in the nation along with a powerful running game, and as we've seen over the years, those are ingredients for a championship-caliber team.
Occupying the seventh spot is Oklahoma, and the Sooners have done nothing but beat teams by double digits after their 24-19 loss to Kansas State, including a double-digit win against Texas Tech.
Occupying the eighth spot is a talented USC team, and following the Trojans is an undefeated Oregon State team. Expect to find out a little more about the Beavers when they play Washington this week.
And finally, at No. 10 is a one-loss Florida State team that is still talented enough to enter the big showdown against Florida at 10-1.