​AP College Poll in Week 7′s Big Upset

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October 14, 2013

The AP College Poll reflected the chaos during Week 7′s update in college football as Oklahoma, Georgia and Stanford’s losses caused them to plummet to 18, 15 and 13, respectively, and Missouri’s win over the Bulldogs moved the Tigers up.

AP College Poll Upset

However, the standings might be short-lived with starting quarterback James Franklin out six weeks with a separated shoulder. UCLA (9) and Miami (10) entered the top ten this week, and LSU and Texas A&M both moved up after conference victories.

Baylor was finally tested a bit against Kansas State, but with all the carnage ahead of the Bears in the polls, simply winning was all that mattered. Baylor moved up three spots to No. 12.

Texas Tech is all the way up to No. 16 and is now 6-0 this year under Kliff Kingsbury with a 3-0 record in the Big 12. The Red Raiders have West Virginia next, and still have Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and Texas, so we’ll know soon just how for real they are.

Virginia Tech’s defense continues to shine, and the Hokies are now at No. 19, up five spots from last week. The offense is borderline unwatchable at times, but that defense is one of the five best in the nation, and with a relatively easy ACC slate, the Hokies could challenge in the Coastal. A Nov. 9 date with No. 10 Miami is going to be big.

The complete AP Poll (with first-place votes in parentheses) is below:

  • 1. Alabama (55)
  • 2. Oregon (5)
  • 3. Clemson
  • 4. Ohio State
  • 5. Florida State
  • 6. LSU
  • 7. Texas A&M
  • 8. Louisville
  • 9. UCLA
  • 10. Miami
  • 11. South Carolina
  • 12. Baylor
  • 13. Stanford
  • 14. Missouri
  • 15. Georgia
  • 16. Texas Tech
  • 17. Fresno State
  • 18. Oklahoma
  • 19. Virginia Tech
  • 20. Washington
  • 21. Oklahoma State
  • 22. Florida
  • 23. Northern Illinois
  • 24. Auburn
  • 25. Wisconsin