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2017 College Football Polls: Week 10

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NCAA Football: Georgia at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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

Jeff Sagarin’s ratings

A long-running computer rating of FBS and FCS teams, all in one list, usually out very early Sunday morning.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Penn State
  4. Georgia (Computers often do stuff humans wouldn’t agree with. This just means the Sagarin formula would favor those three teams over UGA on a neutral field, not that UGA’s undefeated resume is inferior. Human rankings will favor the Dawgs, and other computers might as well.)
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Clemson
  7. Washington
  8. Auburn
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Virginia Tech
  13. TCU
  14. Mississippi State
  15. UCF
  16. USF
  17. Stanford
  18. Miami
  19. Iowa State
  20. Texas
  21. Georgia Tech
  22. Michigan
  23. NC State
  24. Washington State
  25. LSU

The USA Today Coaches Poll

Doesn’t matter much.

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

Georgia Overview

Georgia took out years of frustration against Florida on Saturday, stomping the Gators 42-7 in the most lopsided Cocktail Party victory in this writer’s life.

The run game was rolling and the defense was strong in a game that ultimately was Jim McElwain’s final one as coach of the Gators.

The number two ranked Dawgs now return home to face South Carolina this coming weekend.


Fell Out: #17 USF, #22 West Virginia

Newcomers: #21 Mississippi State, #23 Arizona


#14 Iowa State

The Cyclones have two very impressive wins this year against Oklahoma and TCU and are somehow real challengers for the Big 12 title. However, I think they are a few spots too high in the latest rankings.


South Florida

USF lost a heartbreaker to Houston to fall from ranks of the unbeatens, and the polls as well. They are likely to finish the year back in the rankings due to their talent and their remaining schedule.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#7 Penn State at #24 Michigan State

#6 Clemson at #20 NC State

#18 Stanford at #25 Washington State

#8 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma State

#19 LSU at #1 Alabama

#13 Virginia Tech at #9 Miami

#23 Arizona at #17 USC

Upset Alert

Last week, I incorrectly predicted the demise of Oklahoma State.

This week, I’m taking NC State to knock off Clemson at home.