Big Changes in Week 7 AP Poll and Coaches Poll

By Kevin Kelley -
South Carolina Gamecocks

South Carolina rose to 3rd in both polls. Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Losses by Top 10 teams Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Texas resulted in big changes in both the AP and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll this week.

Florida State lost 17-16 at unranked NC State to fall from 3rd to 12th in the AP Poll and 4th to 11th in the Coaches Poll. LSU, which was 4th in the AP and 3rd in the Coaches, lost at Florida 14-6 and dropped to 9th and 8th, respectively.

Georgia, previously ranked 5th in both polls, fell even further after getting demolished 35-7 at no. 6 South Carolina. The Bulldogs are now ranked 14th in the AP Poll and 12th in the Coaches Poll.

The Texas Longhorns also dropped out of the Top 10 after suffering a 48-45 defeat at the hands of new Big 12 member West Virginia. UT is now 15th in both polls.

The new AP Top 5 is now Alabama, Oregon, South Carolina, Florida, and West Virginia. The Coaches Top 5 is Alabama, Oregon, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Kansas State. The full polls are listed below.

AP Poll (Week 7)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. South Carolina
  4. Florida
  5. West Virginia
  6. Kansas State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Ohio State
  9. LSU
  10. Oregon State
  11. USC
  12. Florida State
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Georgia
  15. Texas
  16. Clemson
  17. Stanford
  18. Louisville
  19. Mississippi State
  20. Rutgers
  21. Cincinnati
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Louisiana Tech
  24. Boise State
  25. Michigan

Others receiving votes: Ohio 79, Baylor 62, Iowa State 54, TCU 50, Michigan State 49, Arizona State 39, Washington 39, North Carolina State 17, Nebraska 5, Arizona 4, Duke 3, Tennessee 3, Texas Tech 2, Tulsa 2, Penn State 1, Northwestern 1.

Coaches Poll (Week 7)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. South Carolina
  4. West Virginia
  5. Kansas State
  6. Florida
  7. Notre Dame
  8. LSU
  9. USC
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Florida State
  12. Georgia
  13. Clemson
  14. Oregon State
  15. Texas
  16. Louisville
  17. Stanford
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Rutgers
  20. Cincinnati
  21. Texas A&M
  22. Boise State
  23. TCU
  24. Louisiana Tech
  25. Iowa State

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 61, Baylor 52; Michigan 3, Northwestern 31, Michigan State 27, Ohio 23, Nebraska 18, Texas Tech 11, Duke 10, Wisconsin 8, Western Kentucky 7, UL Lafayette 6, NC State 6, Oklahoma State 5, San Jose State 4, ULM 3, Nevada 2, Toledo 2.

Notes: Louisiana Tech is ranked in the Coaches poll for the first time ever. And for the first time in the history of the Coaches Poll, no Big Ten teams are ranked. Ohio State is ineligible to be ranked due to NCAA sanctions.

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3 Comments to Big Changes in Week 7 AP Poll and Coaches Poll

  1. Hernandos said....

    My Top Twenty-Five

    1. Kansas State
    2. West Virginia
    3. South Carolina
    4. Alabama
    5. Florida
    6. Mississippi State
    7. Louisville
    8. Rutgers
    9. Cincinnati
    10. Texas-San Antonio
    11. Louisiana Tech
    12. Texas
    13. Texas Tech
    14. Texas Christian
    15. Iowa State
    16. Oregon
    17. Oregon State
    18. Georgia
    19. Louisiana State
    20. Baylor
    21. Oklahoma
    22. Texas A&M
    23. Notre Dame
    24. San Jose State
    25. Northwestern

    October 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm
  2. Robert said....

    Will be a lot of quiet FSU fans this week:)

    October 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  3. caimy said....

    gratz to Louisiana Tech

    October 8, 2012 at 10:31 am