AP College Football Poll 2013: Complete Week 8 Rankings Released

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AP College Football Poll 2013: Complete Week 8 Rankings Released

Week 7 of the 2013 college football season turned out to be one of the wildest weekends of the year. A number of high-profile upsets took place, including one involving a Top Five team.

With so much going on throughout the day and into the night on Saturday, it’s admirable that the pollsters have sorted through all of the carnage to bring the world the latest AP Top 25 results.

Lets take a look at the complete rankings for Week 8 and compare them to Bleacher Report’s official Top 25 poll.

AP Top 25 Poll Week 8
Ranking Team (First place votes) Record Points Previous BR Rank
1 Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1 1
2 Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2 2
3 Clemson 6-0 1,352 3 4
4 Ohio State 6-0 1,330 4 3
5 Florida State 5-0 1,242 6 5
6 LSU 6-1 1,137 10 6
7 Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9 8
8 Louisville 6-0 1,077 8 7
9 UCLA 5-0 1,017 11 9
10 Miami (FL) 5-0 912 13 12
11 South Carolina 5-1 896 14 11
12 Baylor 5-0 849 15 10
13 Stanford 5-1 824 5 13
14 Missouri 6-0 749 25 15
15 Georgia 4-2 615 7 14
16 Texas Tech 6-0 590 20 16
17 Fresno State 5-0 383 21 18
18 Oklahoma 5-1 380 12 19
19 Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24 21
20 Washington 4-2 309 16 22
21 Oklahoma State 4-1 264 22 17
22 Florida 4-2 249 17 20
23 Northern Illinois 6-0 185 23 23
24 Auburn 5-1 156 NR NR
25 Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR 25

Associated Press

Stanford was the sole Top Five program to drop on Saturday, falling in a shocker versus Utah. The Cardinal move all the way back to No. 13 after their 27-21 defeat. 

Alabama, Oregon, Clemson and Ohio State all remain stagnant as the nation’s top four teams, while Florida State jumped into the Top Five in Stanford’s stead during its bye week.

Missouri threw a wrinkle into both the BCS and SEC picture with a convincing win over Georgia, as the Tigers came away with a 41-26 victory over the injury-riddled Bulldogs. Mizzou moves to No. 14 after the win, while UGA falls to No. 15.

Rounding out the Top 10 this week is No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 8 Louisville, No. 9 UCLA and No. 10 Miami (FL).

LSU’s 17-6 victory over now-No. 22 Florida was especially sweet, as the Tigers continue to make the Nov. 9 matchup against the top-ranked Crimson Tide one of the most anticipated games of the year. 

Associated Press college football writer Ralph D. Russo highlighted the SEC's dominance in this week's rankings:

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There were a number of other upsets outside of the Top 10, highlighted by Texas’ victory over No. 18 Oklahoma. UT walked away with a 36-20 victory over the Sooners to win its third straight contest.

Penn State overcame Michigan after four overtimes to win 43-40, with the Nittany Lions going blow-for-blow with the Wolverines until a late touchdown drive managed to win it. Missed field goals haunted Michigan at the end.

No. 25 Wisconsin dismantled Big Ten rival Northwestern, dropping the Wildcats out of the rankings after a 35-6 shellacking. Auburn also joined the Badgers as newcomers to the Top 25, as the 5-1 Tigers continued to roll against Western Carolina, winning 62-3.      

Week 7 was one of the most entertaining weeks of the college football season. We can only hope Week 8 will measure up.   

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