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FSU’s week-5 FanPulse Top 25 poll, & your vote for the 1st coach fired

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New week, new poll, as voted on by you, our Tomahawk Nation FanPulse respondents. Here we go (last week’s ranks are included in parentheses).

  1. Clemson (1)
  2. Alabama (2)
  3. Georgia (3)
  4. Ohio State (6)
  5. LSU (4)
  6. Oklahoma (5)
  7. Auburn (7)
  8. Wisconsin (8)
  9. Notre Dame (10)
  10. Texas (9)
  11. Penn State (11)
  12. Florida (12)
  13. Oregon (13)
  14. Iowa (15)
  15. Boise State (17)
  16. Washington (24)
  17. Utah (14)
  18. Virginia (22)
  19. Cal (25)
  20. Michigan (18)
  21. UCF (23)
  22. USC (20)
  23. Wake Forest (NR)
  24. Texas A&M (19)
  25. Kansas State (NR)

What is it with you guys, Washington, and volatility? Man, y’all run really hot and cold on the Huskies, who made the biggest jump in your votes this week, up eight spots from 24th to 16th. The biggest fall belongs to Texas A&M, which dropped five places from 19th to 24th.

Here’s a look at the national FanPulse poll, with a change at the top for the first time this season:

And for some perspective, last week’s poll:

And now to this week’s national voter question: which school will be the first to fire its coach?

  1. Tennessee: 24.9%
  2. Rutgers: 24.1%
  3. Florida State: 14.1%
  4. Virginia Tech: 13.4%
  5. USC: 9.6%
  6. USF: 9.0%
  7. Arkansas: 5.0%

Of course, Rutgers fired Chris Ash shortly after your responses were submitted and these votes were tabulated. But still— close.