LSU's fall from national-title contention caused Les Miles to plunge in the Rivals.com Power Rankings.
The Tigers controlled their destiny in the national-title sweepstakes before falling 50-48 at home to Arkansas on Friday. Miles had been ranked as the No. 1 coach before the Arkansas game, but this week he fell all the way to ninth in the power rankings, which measure the nation's top players and coaches at each position.
Miles' fall allowed Ohio State's Jim Tressel to regain his status as the nation's No. 1 coach. Ohio State is ranked third in the BCS standings and probably would get a second consecutive trip to the national championship game if Missouri loses to Oklahoma or West Virginia falls to Pittsburgh this week.
The shift in the coaching category represents the only change at the top of this week's power rankings.
The rating of a player and coach can fluctuate each week during the season depending on how they fared the previous week, but the power rankings measure overall career performances as well as their most recent results.
By the end of the season, our power rankings should provide an accurate indicator of which players and coaches were the best at their respective positions.