USA Today College Football Poll 2013: Complete Week 7 Rankings Released

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2013

Sep 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) and offensive linesman Josue Matias (70) celebrate against the Boston College Eagles during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
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It was a wild weekend for college football, as a number of top teams took to the field for important games.

The results ranged from overtime thrillers to runaway blowouts, with each final score having an impact on the order of the Week 7 USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

Take a look at the complete rankings to see where your favorite program landed this week. After you’ve digested that information, have fun comparing it to Bleacher Report’s official Top 25 poll.

UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1:05 p.m. ET

USA Today is claiming that Ohio State should remain at No. 3 this week, while Clemson is still No. 4 in the polls. The initial rankings mistakenly claimed that the two programs were tied for the No. 3 spot in the Top 25.

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The Top Five held steady this week, with the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide remaining on top after rolling past Georgia State in blowout fashion. They have not allowed a touchdown on defense for the three straight weeks.

Oregon holds on to the No. 2 position after decimating Pac-12 rival Colorado. The Ducks will finally have a true test against No. 19 Washington next week.   

Speaking of the Huskies, they lost a heartbreaker to No. 5 Stanford, as the Cardinal hung on to win a 31-28 battle that came down to the wire.

Clemson and Ohio State once again round out the top-five again this week. The No. 4 Tigers decimated Syracuse, while the No. 3 Buckeyes had to stave off a feisty Northwestern squad.

The Wildcats moved down to No. 18 after that tough loss to OSU.

Georgia is fortunate to remain in the Top 10 this week, as the No. 7 Bulldogs had to launch a last-minute strike to force overtime and eventually eek out a 34-31 win against Tennessee.

Compare that with the results of the game between No. 6 Florida State and Maryland. Seminoles redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston cemented his status as a Heisman candidate by connecting on 23 of 32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-0 blowout.

Rounding out the Top 10 heading in to Week 7 is No. 8 Louisville, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 10 Oklahoma. The Cardinals dispatched Temple without issue, the Aggies were on a bye and the Sooners won a nail-biter against TCU.

Some other interesting results from this past week of college football include No. 15 Baylor’s dismantling of West Virginia's defense. The Bears hung plenty of points on their opponent in a rout that finally ended 73-42.

Virginia Tech moved into the rankings at No. 25 after a convincing win against North Carolina. The team is now 4-1 on the season and recovering nicely from its opening loss to 'Bama.

Notre Dame upset previously Arizona State in a neutral field battle down in Dallas, Tex. The Fighting Irish failed move in to the polls again, although the Sun Devils dropped out after falling to 3-2.

Week 7 should hold another exciting slate of games, with plenty of intrigue, upsets and adjustments inside the USA Today Coaches’ Poll next week.