Bleacher Report's College Football Top 25 Poll: Week 7
Florida State became the official upset of the week after its shock 17-16 loss to North Carolina State. The Wolfpack got two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner with just 16 seconds left in regulation.
LSU lost its first game of the year, losing 14-6 to Florida at the Swamp. LSU had won 18 straight regular-season games. The Tigers were limited to just 202 yards of total offense.
In another SEC battle, South Carolina destroyed Georgia, 35-7. Like the Gators, the Gamecocks utilized an impressive defense that limited the Bulldogs to just 224 yards of total offense.
There was no defense played in another Big 12 clash between Texas and West Virginia, as the teams combined for 864 yards of total offense. The Mountaineers held on to beat the Longhorns, 48-45.
Read on to see what the newest rankings look like, according to Bleacher Report.
Others Receiving Votes
Louisiana Tech: 22
Michigan State: 13
Penn State: 6
Iowa State: 3
North Carolina State: 1
Texas Tech: 1
No. 25: Michigan Wolverines
Poll Points: 32
Record: 3-2 (1-0 Big Ten)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Purdue, 44-13
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Illinois Fighting Illini
Previous Ranking: N/R
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson ran for 235 yards as the Wolverines beat the Boilermakers, 44-13. Robinson also threw for 105 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive back Raymon Taylor picked off a Robert Marve pass and returned it for a 63-yard score in the second quarter.
No. 24: Texas A&M Aggies
Poll Points: 44
Record: 4-1 (2-1 SEC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Ole Miss, 30-27
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Previous Ranking: N/R
Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 191 yards and ran for another 129, helping Texas A&M beat Ole Miss, 30-27. Manziel also threw for a touchdown and ran for another.
Wide receiver Mike Evans caught eight passes for 105 yards for the Aggies.
No. 23: TCU Horned Frogs
Poll Points: 64
Record: 4-1 (1-1, Big 12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, lost to Iowa State, 37-23
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Baylor Bears
Previous Ranking: 14
TCU couldn't overcome five turnovers as it fell to Iowa State, 37-23. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was named the starter after Casey Pachall was suspended and would go on to throw three interceptions.
It was the Horned Frogs' first loss to a conference opponent in 26 games.
No. 22: Boise State Broncos
Poll Points: 71
Record: 4-1 (2-0, MWC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Southern Miss, 40-14
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Fresno State Bulldogs
Previous Ranking: 23
Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos beat Southern Mississippi, 40-14.
Running back D.J. Harper ran 14 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns for the Broncos.
No. 21: Cincinnati Bearcats
Poll Points: 83
Record: 4-0 (1-0, Big East)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Miami (OH), 52-14
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Fordham Rams
Previous Ranking: 25
Bearcat running back George Winn ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns as Cincinnati beat Miami (OH), 52-14.
Quarterback Munchie Legaux threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Cincinnati racked up 429 yards of total offense.
The Bearcat defense created four turnovers (three interceptions).
No. 20: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Poll Points: 143
Record: 5-0 (2-0, Big East)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Connecticut, 19-3
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Syracuse Orange
Previous Ranking: 22
Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards as the Scarlet Knights beat the Huskies, 19-3.
Quarterback Gary Nova completed 18 of 27 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown for Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights defense created five turnovers (four interceptions) while limiting the Huskies to just 244 yards of offense.
No. 19: Stanford Cardinal
Poll Points: 176
Record: 4-1 (2-1, Pac-12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Arizona, 54-48 (OT)
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Previous Ranking: 19
Stanford scored 14 unanswered points in the last 6:34 and beat Arizona in overtime, 54-48. The Cardinal were down 48-34 late in the game before their big comeback.
Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries. He scored the winning touchdown from 21 yards out in overtime.
Stanford receiver Levine Toilolo caught five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.
No. 18: Mississippi State Bulldogs
Poll Points: 185
Record: 5-0 (2-0, SEC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Kentucky, 27-14
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Previous Ranking: 21
Bulldog quarterback Tyler Russell completed 23 of 39 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns as Mississippi State beat Kentucky, 27-14.
Running back LaDarius Perkins ran for 105 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown for the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State held Kentucky to just 228 yards of total offense.
No. 17: Texas Longhorns
Poll Points: 199
Record: 4-1 (1-1, Big 12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, lost to West Virginia, 48-45
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Previous Ranking: 10
Texas running back Joe Bergeron ran for four touchdowns but it wasn't enough, as the Longhorns lost 48-45 to the Mountaineers.
Texas racked up 404 yards on offense, but couldn't stop Geno Smith and the Mountaineer offense.
No. 16: Louisville Cardinals
Poll Points: 208
Record: 5-0 (0-0, Big East)
Last Game: Sept. 29, beat Southern Miss, 21-17
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh Panthers
Previous Ranking: 17
No. 15: Oregon State Beavers
Poll Points: 257
Record: 4-0 (3-0, Pac-12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Washington State, 19-6
Next Game: Oct. 13 at BYU Cougars
Previous Ranking: 18
Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer picked off three Washington State passes as the Beavers beat the Cougars, 19-6.
Running back Markus Wheaton caught nine passes for 95 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers.
No. 14: Florida State Seminoles
Poll Points: 267
Record: 5-1 (2-1, ACC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, lost North Carolina State, 17-16
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Boston College Eagles
Previous Ranking: 3
The Seminole defense gave up a touchdown with just 16 seconds left in the game, as they were upset by the Wolfpack, 17-16.
Running back Chris Thompson ran for 141 yards on 25 carries for the Seminoles.
No. 13: Clemson Tigers
Poll Points: 277
Record: 5-1 (2-1, ACC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Georgia Tech, 47-31
Next Game: Oct. 20 vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Previous Ranking: 15
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd completed 26 of 41 passes for 397 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers beat the Yellow Jackets, 47-31.
DeAndre Hopkins caught seven passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.
No. 12: Oklahoma Sooners
Poll Points: 281
Record: 3-1 (1-1, Big 12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Texas Tech, 41-20
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Texas Longhorns
Previous Ranking: 16
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones threw for two touchdowns as the Sooners beat the Red Raiders, 41-20. Jones completed 25 of 40 passes for 259 yards.
Receiver Kenny Stills caught seven passes for 43 yards and a touchdown for the Sooners.
Oklahoma's defense picked off Texas Tech's Seth Doege three times.
No. 11: Georgia Bulldogs
Poll Points: 282
Record: 5-1 (3-1, SEC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, lost to South Carolina, 35-7
Next Game: Oct. 20 at Kentucky Wildcats
Previous Ranking: 5
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray completed just 11 of his 31 passes for 109 yards and an interception as the Bulldogs lost to the Gamecocks, 35-7.
The Bulldogs offense was stagnant all game long, tallying only 224 yards of total offense.
No. 10: LSU Tigers
Poll Points: 339
Record: 5-1 (1-1, SEC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, lost to Florida, 14-6
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Previous Ranking: 4
LSU couldn't get through the Florida defense in its 14-6 loss. The Tigers were held to just 202 total yards of offense and committed three turnovers.
Tiger quarterback Zach Mettenberger completed 11 of 25 passes for 161 yards and an interception.
No. 9: USC Trojans
Poll Points: 358
Record: 4-1 (2-1, Pac-12)
Last Game: Oct. 4, beat Utah, 38-28
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Washington Huskies
Previous Ranking: 11
The Trojans came back from a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Utes, 38-28, on Thursday night.
Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley completed 23 of 30 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Marqise Lee caught 12 passes for 192 yards and scored on an 83-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
No. 8: Ohio State Buckeyes
Poll Points: 397
Record: 6-0 (2-0, Big Ten)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Nebraska, 63-38
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Indiana Hoosiers
Previous Ranking: 13
Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller threw 127 yards and ran for another 185 as Ohio State beat Nebraska, 63-38. Miller threw for a TD and ran for another as the Buckeyes racked up 495 yards of total offense.
Running back Carlos Hyde ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns for the Buckeyes.
No. 7: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Poll Points: 430
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Miami, 41-3
Next Game: Oct. 13 vs. Stanford Cardinal
Previous Ranking: 9
The Fighting Irish ran for 376 yards and five touchdowns as Notre Dame beat Miami, 41-3, on Saturday night.
Running backs George Atkinson III and Cierre Wood combined for 351 yards and three touchdowns for the Irish.
Notre Dame has yet to fall behind in any game this year.
No. 6: Florida Gators
Poll Points: 434
Record: 5-0 (4-0, SEC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat LSU, 14-6
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt Commodores
Previous Ranking: 12
Florida's defense allowed just 202 yards of total offense as the Gators upset the Tigers, 14-6. Running back Mike Gillislee ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries for the Gators.
The Gators ended LSU's 18-game regular season winning streak.
No. 5: Kansas State Wildcats
Poll Points: 443
Record: 5-0 (2-0, Big 12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Kansas, 56-16
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Iowa State Cyclones
Previous Ranking: 8
Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein ran for two touchdowns while throwing two more as Kansas State beat Kansas, 56-16. Klein finished with 129 yards passing and 116 yards rushing to help K-State to its fifth straight win.
Running back John Hubert also scored four touchdowns while running for 101 yards on just 10 carries for the Wildcats.
The Kansas State defense was just as impressive, creating five Kansas turnovers (three interceptions) in the blowout.
No. 4: West Virginia Mountaineers
Poll Points: 469
Record: 5-0 (2-0, Big 12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Texas, 48-45
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Texas Tech Red Raiders
Previous Ranking: 7
West Virignia quarterback Geno Smith threw four touchdowns as the Mountaineers beat the Longhorns, 48-45. Smith completed 25 of 35 passes for 268 yards and has yet to throw an interception this season.
Running back Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns as West Virginia racked up 460 total yards of offense.
No. 3: South Carolina Gamecocks
Poll Points: 500
Record: 6-0 (4-0, SEC)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Georgia, 35-7
Next Game: Oct. 13 at LSU Tigers
Previous Ranking: 6
Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as South Carolina beat Georgia, 35-7. Shaw threw for 162 yards and ran for another 78 as the Gamecocks gained 392 total yards of offense.
Running back Marcus Lattimore gained 109 yards and a touchdown for the Gamecocks.
No. 2: Oregon Ducks
Poll Points (first-place votes): 531 (3)
Record: 6-0 (3-0, Pac-12)
Last Game: Oct. 6, beat Washington, 52-21
Next Game: Oct. 18 at Arizona State Sun Devils
Previous Ranking: 2
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four touchdowns as Oregon blew out Washington, 52-21. Mariota completed 15 of 24 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns while running for another 40.
Running back Kenjon Barner ran for 122 yards on 20 carries for the Ducks.
No. 1: Alabama Crimson Tide
Poll Points (first-place votes): 547 (19)
Record: 6-0 (3-0, SEC)
Last Game: Sept. 29, beat Ole Miss, 33-14
Next Game: Oct. 13 at Missouri Tigers
Previous Ranking: 1
Bleacher Report Voters: David Mayer (Poll Coordinator), Adam Jacobi, Alex Joseph, Alex Callos, Amy Daughters, Barrett Sallee, Carl Stine, David Luther, Luke Pashke, Rich Thomaselli, Eric Bowman, Ian Berg, James Brown, John Rozum, Jonathan McDanal, Kay Jennings, Marty Sondermann, Max Rausch, Michael Felder, Sanjay Kirpalani, Zach Dirlam.
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