AP Top 25 College Football Rankings In Week 7: Oct. 10

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MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Alabama stayed No. 1 in the latest AP Top 25 college football rankings, released in Week 7 on Monday.

The announcement delayed from Sunday to give voters the chance to take into consideration the Georgia vs South Carolina game that was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew.

Alabama received 56 of the 65 first-place votes from the media panel for 1,520 points this week.

The Crimson Tide easily put away then-No. 16 Arkansas 49-30 with a strong performance on Saturday to start their difficult four-game stretch of games.

Next on the schedule for Nick Saban’s men is a trip to No. 9 Tennessee, which is coming off a thrilling double-overtime 45-38 defeat to then-No. 8 Texas A&M.

Staying at No. 2 this week is Ohio State, which is registered a 38-17 victory over Indiana in Week 6 on Saturday.

The Buckeyes, who collected two first-place votes, will next face No. 8 Wisconsin this coming weekend with the hope to stay undefeated and keep tabs on Alabama in the AP rankings.

Also holding down its place at No. 3 is Clemson, which had little trouble taking care of Boston College in a comfortable 56-10 rout and received two first-place votes.

Michigan and Washington also made sure the top five from last week remained the same.

The Wolverines (6-0), who collected the other vote for first place this week, clobbered Rutgers 78-0 at the weekend to stay at No. 4, while the Huskies (6-0) ran away with a 70-21 victory over Oregon in a one-sided PAC-12 battle to keep their slot at No. 5.

Texas A&M moves up two spots to No. 6, with Louisville, at No. 7, Wisconsin at No. 8, Tennessee, at No. 9 and Nebraska, at No. 10 completing the top half.

Among the highlighted teams slipping this week in the AP Top 25 rankings were Houston, which dropped seven places from No. 6 to No. 13 after losing to Navy, while Miami (FL) is down six slots from 10th to 16th, following the defeat to the Seminoles.

Making some movement this week in the positive was Virginia Tech (4-1), which climbed eight places from No. 25 to No. 17, while Florida State’s win over the Hurricanes pushed them up nine spots to No. 14.

The newcomers this week in the poll are Auburn, at No. 23, Western Michigan, No. 24 and Navy, at No. 25.

Dropping this week from the rankings are Stanford (15), North Carolina (17) and Colorado (21).

AP Top 25 College Football Rankings
Week 7
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RK TEAM REC PTS
1 Alabama(56) 6-0 1520
2 Ohio State(2) 5-0 1444
3 Clemson(2) 6-0 1406
4 Michigan(1) 6-0 1339
5 Washington 6-0 1286
6 Texas A&M 6-0 1202
7 Louisville 4-1 1193
8 Wisconsin 4-1 1020
9 Tennessee 5-1 962
10 Nebraska 5-0 958
11 Baylor 5-0 934
12 Ole Miss 3-2 800
13 Houston 5-1 701
14 Florida State 4-2 628
15 Boise State 5-0 590
16 Miami 4-1 576
17 Virginia Tech 4-1 546
18 Florida 4-1 483
19 Oklahoma 3-2 476
20 West Virginia 4-0 424
21 Utah 5-1 287
22 Arkansas 4-2 203
23 Auburn 4-2 166 NR
24 Western Michigan 6-0 154 NR
25 Navy 4-1 122 NR

Dropped from rankings: Stanford 15, North Carolina 17, Colorado 21
Others receiving votes: Georgia 59, Arizona State 53, North Carolina 51, LSU 50, Oklahoma State 48, North Dakota State 36, Stanford 26, Colorado 22, South Florida 20, TCU 14, Washington State 9, NC State 9, Iowa 3, Air Force 2, San Diego State 2, Wake Forest 1