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College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 7

Sporting News logo Sporting News 10/18/2021 Zac Al-Khateeb

At this point of the 2021 college football season, it's more likely than not a top-10 team suffers an upset that no one saw coming. After all, No. 2 Iowa's loss to Purdue has made it four weeks in a row.

The Hawkeyes were the only such team to lose on Saturday following their 24-7 upset to the 3-2 Boilermakers in Kinnick Stadium. Perhaps Iowa can take solace knowing they join No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Penn State and No. 10 BYU in Week 6; No. 3 Oregon, No. 8 Arkansas and No. 9 Notre Dame in Week 5; and No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 9 Clemson in Week 4.

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But there was more football played than just inside the top 10. Elsewhere, No. 11 Kentucky fell 30-13 to No. 1 Georgia, while No. 17 Arkansas, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 19 BYU fell to Auburn, Utah and Baylor, respectively. No. 20 Florida also lost in an upset to LSU, helping keep Ed Orgeron on the job for at least another week. No. 25 Texas also lost to No. 12 Oklahoma State after giving up a 17-3 lead.

Several ranked teams that won over the weekend also faced close calls: No. 9 Oregon needed a last-second defensive stop against Cal to win 24-17 and remain 5-1 on the season. No. 10 Michigan State got everything it could handle vs. Indiana in a 20-15 win, and No. 13 Ole Miss took a great shot from Tennessee (and its fans) in a 31-26 win.

Those losses and close calls will doubtless have an impact on the Week 8 AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll. Sporting News breaks down the latest college football rankings following the Week 7 games:

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College football rankings for Week 8

Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Points (No. 1 votes)
1 Georgia 7-0 1,625 (65)
2 Oklahoma 7-0 1,508
3 Cincinnati 6-0 1,497
4 Alabama 6-1 1,446
5 Ohio State 5-1 1,305
6 Michigan 6-0 1,299
7 Michigan State 7-0 1,158
8 Penn State 5-1 1,134
9 Oklahoma State 6-0 1,093
10 Oregon 5-1 1,048
11 Iowa 6-1 1,031
12 Ole Miss 5-1 826
13 Notre Dame 5-1 816
14 Kentucky 6-1 763
15 Wake Forest 6-0 696
16 Coastal Carolina 6-0 675
17 Texas A&M 5-2 580
18 N.C. State 5-1 528
19 SMU 6-0 399
20 Baylor 6-1 369
21 San Diego State 6-0 334
22 Auburn 5-2 315
23 Pitt 5-1 192
24 Clemson 4-2 146
25 UTSA 7-0 96

Others receiving votes: Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; BYU 23; Air Force 20; Louisiana 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; LSU 2; Fresno State 1.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Points (No. 1 votes)
1 Georgia 7-0 1,575 (63)
2 Cincinnati 6-0 1,483
3 Oklahoma 7-0 1,434
4 Alabama 6-1 1,393
5 Ohio State 5-1 1,252
6 Michigan 6-0 1,214
7 Penn State 5-1 1,116
8 Oklahoma State 6-0 1,082
9 Michigan State 7-0 1,076
10 Oregon 5-1 1,054
11 Iowa 6-1 1,048
12 Ole Miss 5-1 879
13 Notre Dame 5-1 763
14 Coastal Carolina 6-0 736
15 Kentucky 6-1 723
16 Wake Forest 6-0 629
17 Texas A&M 5-2 536
18 N.C. State 5-1 485
19 Auburn 5-2 397
20 Baylor 6-1 378
21 SMU 6-0 358
22 San Diego State 6-0 284
23 Pitt 5-1 177
24 UTSA 7-0 104
25 Purdue 4-2 68

Others receiving votes: Clemson 64; Utah 43; Arkansas 29; BYU 21; Air Force 19; Iowa State 14; Louisiana 13; Arizona State 7; Florida 7; Texas 5; UCLA 4; Houston 2; Virginia 1.

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