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2016 College Football Polls: Week 8

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

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Week 8 Polls

AP (prev, if diff) Coaches S&P+ Massey
1 Alabama Alabama Michigan Alabama
2 Ohio State Ohio State Alabama Michigan
3 Michigan (4) Clemson Ohio State Ohio State
4 Clemson (3) Michigan Clemson Clemson
5 Washington Washington Louisville Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M Texas A&M Washington Washington
7 Louisville (10) Louisville LSU Louisville
8 Nebraska Baylor Auburn FSU
9 Baylor (11) Nebraska Florida Tennessee
10 Wisconsin (8) Wisconsin Ole Miss Wisconsin
11 Houston (13) Houston (12) Texas A&M WMU
12 West Virginia (20) Florida (14) Oklahoma West Virginia
13 FSU (14) West Virginia (18) Wisconsin Nebraska
14 Boise State (15) Boise State (15) Baylor Houston
15 Florida (18) FSU (16) FSU Boise State
16 Oklahoma (19) Oklahoma (20) Virginia Tech Auburn
17 Arkansas (22) Arkansas (22) Miami Ole Miss
18 Tennessee (9) Utah (21) Houston Oklahoma
19 Utah (21) Tennessee (11) Colorado Stanford
20 WMU (24) WMU (23) Penn State Florida
21 Auburn (23) UNC (30) Nebraska WSU
22 UNC (28) Ole Miss (13) Boise State Baylor
23 Ole Miss (12) LSU (23) USC Miami
24 Navy (25) Auburn (26) West Virginia Virginia Tech
25 LSU (29) Navy (28) NC State Colorado

Georgia Overview

Georgia fell at home to Vanderbilt 17-16, marking the first time the Commodores have won a road game in the SEC under Derek Mason.  It was also Vanderbilt’s first win in Athens since 2006, when Georgia had a true freshman quarterback named Matthew Stafford playing quarterback. Georgia struggled in almost every facet of the game and really needs to take a hard look at themselves before entering the final stretch of the season.

The Dawgs have a much needed bye this week.

Movers

Fell Out: #16 Miami, #17 Virginia Tech

Newcomers: #22 UNC, #25 LSU

Overrated

#12 West Virginia

The Mountaineers have gotten out to a great 5-0 start to the season, but they have yet to register a quality win in 2016.  The back half of their schedule is much tougher, and we will quickly learn whether West Virginia is truly a contender for a Big 6 Bowl.

Underrated

#10 Wisconsin

The Badgers came oh so close to knocking off #2 Ohio State this past Saturday.  Despite their 4-2 record, they have been ranked #10 by the voters, and I would like their chances versus more than a couple of the teams ranked ahead of them.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#6 Texas A&M vs. #1 Alabama

#17 Arkansas vs. #21 Auburn

#23 Ole Miss vs. #25 LSU

Upset Alert

Last week, Georgia Tech took care of business against Georgia Southern.

This week, I’m taking UCLA at home against #19 Utah.