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2015 College Football Polls: Week 8

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A quick look at the latest college football rankings, and a look ahead at the upcoming games.

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Week 8 Polls

Coaches AP S&P+ Massey
1 Ohio State (45) Ohio State (28) Clemson Utah
2 Baylor (12) Baylor (12) Michigan Ohio State
3 TCU (4) Utah (16) Alabama Clemson
4 Michigan State TCU (3) Baylor Alabama
5 LSU (1) LSU (1) Ohio State LSU
6 Clemson Clemson (1) TCU TCU
7 Utah (1) Michigan State Florida State Baylor
8 Alabama Alabama Oklahoma Iowa
9 Florida State Florida State West Virginia Florida
10 Notre Dame Stanford LSU Notre Dame
11 Stanford Notre Dame USC Michigan State
12 Oklahoma State Iowa Notre Dame Florida State
13 Iowa Florida Duke Michigan
14 Florida Oklahoma State Iowa Oklahoma
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M (T-15) Stanford Stanford
16 Texas A&M Michigan (T-15) Ole Miss Oklahoma State
17 Memphis (T-17) Oklahoma Florida Texas A&M
18 Michigan (T-17) Memphis Utah Memphis
19 Cal Toledo Toledo Cal
20 Toledo Cal Wisconsin Toledo
21 Duke Houston Western Kentucky Ole Miss
22 Houston Temple Navy Houston
23 Ole Miss Duke Appalachian State BYU
24 Temple Ole Miss Illinois Mississippi State
25 Georgia Pitt UCLA UCLA

Georgia Overview

Georgia won a thriller against the Missouri Tigers 9-6 at Sanford Stadium.  The game featured five field goals and zero touchdowns.  Exhilarating.  But, major props to the defense for keeping Mizzou out of the endzone and rebounding from two straight poor performances.

The Dawgs now have a bye week to prepare for the Cocktail Party in two weeks.

Movers

Fell Out: #18 UCLA, #20 Boise State, #21 Northwestern

Newcomers: #21 Houston, #22 Temple, #25 Pitt

Overrated

#12 Iowa.  Yes, the Hawkeyes are undefeated.  Yes, their schedule tees them up to possibly finish the regular season undefeated.  However, Iowa isn’t the twelfth best team in the nation.  We may not get proof of this until the Big Ten Championship game, though.

Underrated

#21 Houston.  The Cougars are also undefeated and co-favorites to win the American Athletic Conference.  They have a Heisman darkhorse in quarterback Greg Ward, and if they can get past fellow undefeated Memphis, the Cougars are looking at a big and busy New Years.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#15 Texas A&M at #24 Ole Miss

Upset Alert

Last week… well let’s not talk about last week.  Thanks Kansas State.

This week, I could technically go Utah over USC, since the Trojans have opened as the favorite.  However, I will go with Virginia Tech at home against Duke.