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2017 College Football Polls: Week 7

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

The USA Today Coaches Poll

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

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. Washington
  4. Penn State
  5. Georgia
  6. Clemson
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Auburn
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Miami-FL
  12. Florida State
  13. Notre Dame
  14. TCU
  15. Michigan
  16. USC
  17. Washington State
  18. Stanford
  19. Louisville
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. South Florida
  22. Oregon
  23. Georgia Tech
  24. Central Florida
  25. LSU

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.

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Penn State
  5. Washington
  6. Washington State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Ohio state
  9. TCU
  10. Miami
  11. USC
  12. Wisconsin
  13. UCF
  14. Michigan (Computers do weird stuff sometimes. Some systems still incorporate some preseason numbers. Others might just really like what Michigan did in most of its games this year. Either way, Michigan won’t be this high in the human polls.)
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Auburn
  17. San Diego State
  18. Oklahoma
  19. Michigan State
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. NC State
  22. Stanford
  23. Iowa
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Navy

Georgia Overview

Georgia went to Nashville and took care of business, defeating Vanderbilt 45-14. The ground game was working as both Nick Chubb and Sony Michel went for over 100 yards.

The Dawgs host Missouri under the lights on Saturday night.

Movers

Fell Out: #19 Louisville, #20 Florida, #23 Utah, #25 LSU

Newcomers: #21 Michigan State, #23 Stanford, #24 Texas Tech, #25 Navy

Overrated

#24 Texas Tech

I was very surprised to see Texas Tech ranked this week, and I don’t think their stay will last long as they take on West Virginia this weekend.

Underrated

#20 NC State

After taking out Florida State and Louisville, NC State now poses the greatest threat to Clemson running the table during the regular season.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

*shrug emoji*

Upset Alert

Last week, I took South Carolina over Arkansas and got back to my winning ways.

This week, with no Top 25 matchups, there are several potential hiccups. But I will take Georgia Tech knocking off undefeated Miami.