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2015 College Football Polls: Week 14 - Thank You Mark Richt Edition

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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 14 Polls

AP Coaches S&P+ Massey
1 Clemson (53) Clemson (58) Clemson Alabama
2 Alabama (8) Alabama (5) Alabama Oklahoma
3 Oklahoma Iowa (1) Oklahoma Clemson
4 Iowa Oklahoma Ohio State Ohio State
5 Michigan State Michigan State Florida State Michigan State
6 Ohio State Ohio State Michigan Iowa
7 Stanford Stanford Ole Miss Notre Dame
8 North Carolina North Carolina Baylor Stanford
9 Notre Dame Florida State Notre Dame Baylor
10 Florida State Notre Dame Western Kentucky Florida State
11 TCU TCU Michigan State TCU
12 Baylor Baylor Navy North Carolina
13 Northwestern Northwestern LSU Ole Miss
14 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State West Virginia Michigan
15 Oregon Florida Stanford Oklahoma State
16 Ole Miss Oregon Florida Florida
17 Houston Ole Miss Arkansas Houston
18 Florida Houston Bowling Green Navy
19 Michigan Michigan TCU LSU
20 Temple Utah Washington Oregon
21 Utah Temple USC USC
22 Navy Navy UCLA Northwestern
23 LSU LSU Mississippi State Utah
24 USC USC Toledo Tennessee
25 Wisconsin Wisconsin Oklahoma State Wisconsin

Georgia Overview

Georgia went to Atlanta and started a new winning streak over Georgia Tech, defeating the Yellow Jackets 13-7.

However, the bigger news came this morning when it was announced that Mark Richt would not be returning as head coach in 2016.  For the majority of my time as a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt has been the man in charge.  I so wish the Dawgs could have won a title with Richt at the helm, particularly in 2012.

I have many great memories between the hedges thanks in large part to Coach Richt, and for that, I’m thankful.  It will be very strange seeing a new face on the sidelines in 2016.

Movers

Fell Out: #20 Washington State, #22 UCLA, #23 Mississippi State, #24 Toledo

Newcomers: #21 Utah, #23 LSU, #24 USC, #25 Wisconsin

Overrated

#8 North Carolina.  The Tar Heels have had an incredible run leading up to the ACC Championship Game.  However, that run will end at the hands of the Clemson Tigers.  Hold your heads high, Tar Heels, but you are not the eighth best team in the nation.

Underrated

#10 Florida State.  How did this team lose to Georgia Tech?  Besides that strange loss, the only other blemish on the Noles’ season is a loss to the number one team in the country.  The Seminoles will once again be in a Big Six bowl game and are playing great football to close the season.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#20 Temple vs. #17 Houston

#18 Florida vs. #2 Alabama

#7 Stanford vs. #24 USC

#5 Michigan State vs. #4 Iowa

#8 North Carolina vs. #1 Clemson

Upset Alert

Last week I incorrectly picked the Egg Bowl.  I’ll try to do better this week.

My upset pick this week is Iowa over Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship Game.  I don’t really have a good reason for this pick, but it just feels right.  Welcome to the College Football Playoff, Hawkeyes.