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2017 College Football Polls: Week 8

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Week 8 Polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The gold standard of human polls, until the Playoff committee starts releasing its top 25s later in the year.

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Clemson
  8. Miami
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. USC
  12. Washington
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Washington State
  16. USF
  17. NC State
  18. Michigan State
  19. Michigan
  20. UCF
  21. Auburn
  22. Stanford
  23. West Virginia
  24. LSU
  25. Memphis

Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings

SB Nation’s favored college football advanced stat, which tends to perform very well against the Vegas spread.

  1. Ohio State
  2. Alabama
  3. Penn State
  4. Oklahoma State
  5. Georgia
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. UCF
  10. Clemson
  11. Miami
  12. Notre Dame
  13. TCU
  14. Auburn
  15. Stanford
  16. Michigan
  17. USC
  18. USF
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. Michigan State
  21. Mississippi State
  22. Washington State
  23. NC State
  24. Louisville
  25. Florida State

The Massey computer composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, basically. Early in the season, it still includes some preseason projections. We’ll update this one multiple times throughout Sunday.

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. Clemson
  5. TCU
  6. Ohio State
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Miami
  9. Notre Dame
  10. USC
  11. UCF
  12. Michigan
  13. Washington
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Michigan State
  17. Stanford
  18. Washington State
  19. NC State
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. Iowa
  22. Auburn
  23. San Diego State
  24. USF
  25. Texas A&M

The USA Today Coaches Poll

One of the human polls. It doesn’t matter much.

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. TCU
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Miami
  8. Clemson
  9. Oklahoma
  10. USC
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Washington
  13. USF
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Michigan
  16. Notre Dame
  17. NC State
  18. Washington State
  19. Michigan State
  20. UCF
  21. Auburn
  22. Stanford
  23. West Virginia
  24. Texas A&M
  25. LSU

Georgia Overview

The Dawgs rolled Missouri 53-28 behind an excellent showing by the offense as they amassed the second most yards in school history. With Clemson’s loss, the Dawgs moved up to #3 in the polls.

Georgia has a bye week before heading to Jacksonville to take on the Gators in two weeks.

Movers

Fell Out: #19 San Diego State, #24 Texas Tech, #25 Navy

Newcomers: #23 West Virginia, #24 LSU, #25 Memphis

Overrated

#8 Miami

Somehow, some way, the Hurricanes keep finding ways to win. Its great seeing what Mark Richt has done down there, but I’d be shocked if they don’t start losing some of these close games.

Underrated

#13 Notre Dame

This win for Georgia is aging very well. The Fighting Irish are a solid team and they will show that this week when USC comes to South Bend.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#19 Michigan at #2 Penn State

#11 USC at #13 Notre Dame

Upset Alert

Last week, I incorrectly took Georgia Tech over Miami and I’m not upset that I was wrong.

This week, I’m taking Texas to pull off the upset over Oklahoma State.