College football rankings: Week 7, 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 7 have been released. Alabama remains the top-ranked team, while Florida and Texas made big jumps in the polls.

Florida, which upset then No. 5 LSU 27-19, moved up eight spots in the AP Poll to No. 14 and moved up 11 spots into the Coaches Poll at No. 16.

The Texas Longhorns broke a two-game losing streak in the Red River Rivalry, upsetting then No. 4 Oklahoma 48-45. The Longhorns moved up ten spots in the AP Poll to No. 9 and up six spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 14.

Texas A&M (22), USF (23), Mississippi State (24), and Cincinnati (25) all moved into the AP Poll, while Stanford, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma State all dropped out.

In the FCS Coaches Poll, North Dakota State remains No. 1 with all 26 first-place votes. NDSU is followed by Kennesaw State, Eastern Washington, Wofford, and South Dakota State.

Below are the full AP Poll, FBS Coaches Poll, and FCS Coaches Poll for Week 7 of the 2018 season:

AP Poll – Week 7

1. Alabama (59)
2. Georgia
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Clemson (1)
5. Notre Dame
6. West Virginia
7. Washington
8. Penn State
9. Texas
10. UCF
11. Oklahoma
12. Michigan
13. LSU
14. Florida
15. Wisconsin
16. Miami FL
17. Oregon
18. Kentucky
19. Colorado
20. NC State
21. Auburn
22. Texas A&M
23. USF
24. Mississippi State
25. Cincinnati

Others receiving votes: Iowa 87, Stanford 59, Washington St. 46, San Diego St. 24, TCU 20, Appalachian St. 11, Utah St. 9, Utah 5, South Carolina 2, Hawaii 1.

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 7

1. Alabama (61)
2. Georgia
3. Ohio State (1)
4. Clemson (2)
5. Notre Dame
6. West Virginia
7. Washington
8. Penn State
9. UCF
10. Wisconsin
11. Oklahoma
12. LSU
13. Michigan
14. Texas
15. Miami
16. Florida
17. Oregon
18. Colorado
19. NC State
20. Kentucky
21. Auburn
22. Texas A&M
23. USF
24. Stanford
25. Cincinnati

Others receiving votes: Washington State 113, Iowa 89, Mississippi State 67, Appalachian State 38, TCU 33, San Diego State 25, Utah 12, Utah State 11, South Carolina 10, Duke 8, Troy 8, Hawaii 6, Boise State 6, Syracuse 6, Virginia Tech 2, Michigan State 1, Army 1, UAB 1, Fresno State 1.

FCS Coaches Poll – Week 7

1. North Dakota State (26)
2. Kennesaw State
3. Eastern Washington
4. Wofford
5. South Dakota State
6. Elon
7. Jacksonville State
8. James Madison
9. McNeese
10. North Carolina A&T
11. Nicholls
12. Illinois State
13. Weber State
14. Sam Houston State
15. Rhode Island
16. Central Arkansas
17. Colgate
18. Towson
19. UC Davis
20. Stony Brook
21. Princeton
22. Maine
23. Montana
24. ETSU
25. Villanova

Others receiving votes: South Dakota 36, Idaho State 27, Northern Iowa 21, Delaware 9, Incarnate Word 7, North Dakota 7, Missouri State 4, Chattanooga 2, Montana State 2

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Comments (2)

Notre Dame started the preseason with 5 opponents between 10 and 20 in the polls. Now they have only Michigan in the Top 25. Stanford, Virginia Tech are no longer ranked this week the other two opponents dropped off previous weeks. How will that affect their quest for the college playoff.

Both polls have Oklahoma at #11 but the Writers put Texas at #9 and the Coaches at #14. I wonder if they played each other at a neutral site who would win? Oh yeah.

I find it interesting that UCF is #9 or #10 and fellow unbeaten teams NC State and Colorado are between 18 and 20 in both poils. I suspect that will greatly in the next 4 weeks should they both stay unbeaten.