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Top 25: Week Seven

There were some big results at the top of the rankings over the weekend.

NCAA Football: Alabama at Texas A&M Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

There’s still a ways to go before this college football season reaches 2007 levels of craziness, but things continue to be pretty crazy. This weekend saw Alabama fall, a top five battle between Iowa and Penn State, an absolutely wild Red River game between Oklahoma and Texas, and eight games involving top 25 teams finishing within one score.

None of that involved North Carolina, who were well outside the top 25 coming into this weekend. That didn’t mean that they didn’t get involved in some nonsense, however. The Tar Heels continued their complete inability to beat Florida State under Mack Brown, falling by 10 at home.

Now that the dust has settled on week six, let’s check in on the top 25 ahead of next week’s action.

AP Top 25

  1. Georgia Bulldogs (62 first place botes)
  2. Iowa Hawkeys
  3. Cincinnati Bearcats
  4. Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. Penn State Nittany Lions
  8. Michigan Wolverines
  9. Oregon Ducks
  10. Michigan State Spartans
  11. Kentucky Wildcats
  12. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  13. Ole Miss Rebels
  14. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  15. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  16. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  17. Arkansas Razorbacks
  18. Arizona State Sun Devils
  19. BYU Cougars
  20. Florida Gators
  21. Texas A&M Aggies
  22. NC State Wolfpack
  23. SMU Mustangs
  24. San Diego State Aztecs
  25. Texas Longhorns

Where is UNC?

Lol, no. Carolina did not get any votes at all least week, there was no chance that they were going to get any after a loss to Florida State, and they didn’t.

Biggest Winners

Texas A&M’s upset win over Alabama vaulted them from outside the top 25 to #21 in just a week. Meanwhile, Kentucky’s undefeated start has them up five spots from last week, ensuring that their upcoming matchup with Georgia is an all top 15 matchup. Also, a nod to Cincinnati, who is now the first “Group of Five” team in the AP top three since TCU in the post bowl rankings for 2010-11. Still lots of football left to go, but this seems like the first real chance for a non-Power Five team to get into the College Football Playoff.

Biggest Losers

The biggest fall of the week belongs to BYU, who fell nine spots after their unbeaten start came to an end at the hands of Boise State. Elsewhere, Alabama fell four who spots, which is like the equivalent of 20 spots for most other programs.

Conference Breakdown

  • SEC: 7
  • Big Ten: 5
  • Big 12: 3
  • AAC: 2
  • ACC: 2
  • Independent: 2
  • Pac-12: 2
  • Mountain West: 1
  • Sun Belt: 1

Marquee Matchups This Week

  • UCF (3-2, 1-1 AAC) at #3 Cincinnati (5-0, 1-0 AAC) - Saturday at 12 PM ET on ABC
  • #12 Oklahoma State (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) at #25 Texas (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) - Saturday at 12 PM ET on FOX
  • #11 Kentucky (6-0, 4-0 SEC) at #1 Georgia (6-0, 4-0 SEC) - Saturday at 3:30 PM ET on CBS

Coaches Poll

  1. Georgia (64)
  2. Iowa (1)
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Alabama
  6. Ohio State
  7. Michigan
  8. Penn State
  9. Michigan State
  10. Oregon
  11. Kentucky
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Ole Miss
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. Wake Forest
  17. Florida
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Arkansas
  20. BYU
  21. NC State
  22. Arizona State
  23. SMU
  24. San Diego State
  25. Clemson