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2017 College Football Polls: Week 4

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Week 4 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. Oklahoma
  4. Penn State
  5. USC
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Washington
  8. Michigan
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Ohio State
  11. Georgia
  12. FSU
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Miami
  15. Auburn
  16. TCU
  17. Mississippi State
  18. Washington State
  19. Louisville
  20. Florida
  21. USF
  22. San Diego State
  23. Utah
  24. Oregon
  25. LSU

The USA Today Coaches Poll

One of the human polls. It doesn’t matter much, other than usually being out before the AP.

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

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

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

Georgia Overview

Georgia took care of business in a game they were expected to take care of business in, defeating Samford 42-12.

Nick Chubb has over 100 yards on the ground for the first time all season, and freshman D’Andre Swift had something of a coming out party, rushing for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Next week, the Dawgs face a Mississippi State team fresh off dismantling LSU 37-7.

Movers

Fell Out: #18 Kansas State, #19 Stanford, #23 Tennessee, #25 UCLA

Newcomers: #17 Mississippi State, #22 San Diego State, #23 Utah, #24 Oregon

Overrated

#1 Alabama

Relax. The Crimson Tide are arguably the best team in the nation. However, with Clemson’s resume to-date, with wins over Auburn and Louisville, the Tigers should be sitting atop the polls at this point in the season, with the Tide close behind them at #2.

Underrated

Vanderbilt

The Commodores are off to a great 3-0 start that saw them upset Kansas State 14-7 in Nashville. The defense has allowed 13 points all season, and the offense has the ability to put up points behind QB Kyle Shurmur and RB Ralph Webb. Vanderbilt should have cracked the Top 25 this week.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#16 TCU at #6 Oklahoma State

#17 Mississippi State at #11 Georgia

Upset Alert

Last week, I gave you two winners with Vandy over Kansas State as well as Cal over Ole Miss.

This week, I’m going with Arizona over Utah in a little Friday night #Pac12AfterDark