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College Football AP Poll: Week 7

The SEC dominates this week’s AP Poll with eight teams.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Texas A&M John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Two upsets by unranked SEC teams last week have increased the league’s number of ranked teams to eight. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech’s home loss to Notre Dame dropped the Hokies from the poll and leaves the ACC with as many ranked teams as the AAC.

Check out the Week Seven poll:

  1. Alabama (59) 6-0
  2. Georgia 6-0
  3. Ohio State (1) 6-0
  4. Clemson (1) 6-0
  5. Notre Dame 6-0
  6. West Virginia 5-0
  7. Washington 5-1
  8. Penn State 4-1
  9. Texas 5-1
  10. UCF 5-0
  11. Oklahoma 5-1
  12. Michigan 5-1
  13. LSU 5-1
  14. Florida 5-1
  15. Wisconsin 4-1
  16. Miami (FL) 5-1
  17. Oregon 4-1
  18. Kentucky 5-1
  19. Colorado 5-0
  20. NC State 5-0
  21. Auburn 4-2
  22. Texas A&M 4-2
  23. South Florida 5-0
  24. Mississippi State 4-2
  25. Cincinnati 6-0

Where is UNC?

The lowly North Carolina Tar Heels are not even a blip on the radar.

Biggest Losers

As mentioned previously, Virginia Tech’s loss to Notre Dame in Blacksburg was enough to bump them out of the poll.

After rejoining the poll after exiting a couple weeks ago, Oklahoma State is unranked again after a home loss versus an Iowa State team led by their third-string quarterback.

Michigan State led late in the third quarter, but two unanswered touchdowns by Northwestern pushed the Wildcats to victory and the Spartans out of the poll.

Utah came out firing against Stanford, jumping out to a 21-0 lead. The Cardinal fought back to get it within six late in the third quarter, but the Utes kept their foot on the gas. Stanford was dropped completely from the poll after being ranked no. 14.

Auburn fell the most spots of any team that remained ranked. The Mississippi State defense did not allow a touchdown versus the Tigers and Auburn dropped 13 spots this week.

Biggest Winners

Texas A&M, South Florida, Mississippi State, and Cincinnati joined the rankings this week. These four teams entered the poll in the last four slots, nos. 22 through 25.

Texas moved up 10 spots in the poll to land inside the top ten with their thrilling 48-45 victory over then-ranked no. 7 Oklahoma.

Florida’s two scores in the fourth quarter sealed the upset victory over LSU. The Gators gained eight spots in the ranking this week.

On the Outside Looking In

Iowa is the first team out of the poll this week. After that, there is a big gap between the 26th team and the rest of the teams receiving votes.

Appalachian State received some votes this week, with their highest rank on a ballot coming in at no. 21.

Top 25 Conference Breakdown

  • ACC: 3 teams
  • American: 3 teams
  • Big Ten: 4 teams
  • Big 12: 3 teams
  • Independent: 1 team
  • Pac-12: 3 teams
  • SEC: 8 teams

Top 25 Games this Week

  • No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU - 10/13/18 at 3:30 PM ET
  • No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon - 10/13/18 at 3:30 PM ET
  • No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan - 10/13/18 at 7:30 PM ET

Upset Alert

As of writing, the oddsmakers do not have anything out for no. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina. Can the unranked Gamecocks beat the Aggies?

No. 19 Colorado is a seven-point underdog at Southern California. Will the undefeated Buffaloes prove they belong to be ranked?

No. 2 Georgia is a touchdown favorite against no. 13 LSU. However, the Bulldogs are heading to Death Valley after a LSU loss. Will the Tigers respond with an upset?