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2017 College Football Polls: Week 14

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Week 14 Polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The historical gold standard of human polls, but don’t MATTER matter, now that the Playoff rankings are underway.

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

The Massey computer composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, basically. We’ll update this one a couple times throughout Sunday.

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

The Sagarin ratings

A team quality stat that also includes FCS teams. Posts early Sunday.

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

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

The USA Today Coaches Poll

Doesn’t matter much.

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Auburn
  5. Alabama
  6. Georgia
  7. Miami/Ohio State
  8. (No eighth-ranked team due to the tie above)
  9. USC
  10. Penn State
  11. UCF
  12. TCU
  13. Washington
  14. Memphis
  15. Stanford
  16. LSU
  17. Notre Dame
  18. Oklahoma State
  19. Michigan State
  20. Northwestern
  21. Virginia Tech
  22. Washington State
  23. USF
  24. Mississippi State
  25. San Diego State

Georgia Overview

The Dawgs made it eight straight wins at Bobby Dodd, beating Georgia Tech 38-7 to finish the regular season 11-1.

They now go back to Atlanta for the second straight week to play Auburn in the SEC Championship and seek revenge for their only blemish on the year.

Movers

Fell Out: #25 Boise State

Newcomers: #25 Fresno State

Overrated

#21 Washington State

The Cougars didn’t put up a fight in the Apple Cup, getting blown out 41-14. I’m surprised they are still as high as #21, although the teams behind them don’t have a strong argument to being ranked higher either.

Underrated

#12 UCF

UCF finished the regular season undefeated, and if the BCS were still around, would be ranked higher, as the computers used for the old rankings seemingly love the Golden Knights.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#14 Stanford vs. #11 USC

#16 Memphis at #12 UCF

#10 TCU vs. #2 Oklahoma

#6 Georgia vs. #4 Auburn

#7 Miami vs. #1 Clemson

#8 Ohio State vs. #3 Wisconsin

Upset Alert

Last week, I incorrectly predicted a Washington State victory in the Apple Cup

On Championship Weekend, I’m taking Stanford to win the Pac-12 over USC.