College football rankings: Week 7, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 7 of the 2020 season have been released. Clemson remains the top-ranked team, while Texas A&M moved up the most.

Clemson (4-0) remains atop both the AP and Coaches polls following their 42-17 home victory over then No. 7 Miami. The Tigers received 59 of the 62 first-place votes in the AP Poll and 55 of the 62 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll.

Alabama (3-0), Georgia (3-0), Notre Dame (3-0), North Carolina (3-0), and Ohio State (0-0) round out the Top 6 in the AP Poll. In the Coaches Poll, Ohio State is fifth while North Carolina is sixth.

The Texas A&M Aggies, which upset the fourth-ranked Florida Gators 41-38 on Saturday, jumped ten spots in the AP Poll to No. 11 and nine spots in the Coaches Poll to No. 11.

LSU, which is now 1-2 following their 45-41 loss at Missouri, has dropped out of both polls. The Tigers are the first defending national champion to be unranked since Auburn in 2011.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 7 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 7

1. Clemson (59)
2. Alabama (2)
3. Georgia (1)
4. Notre Dame
5. North Carolina
6. Ohio State
7. Oklahoma State
8. Cincinnati
9. Penn State
10. Florida
11. Texas A&M
12. Oregon
13. Miami
14. BYU
15. Auburn
16. Wisconsin
17. SMU
18. Tennessee
19. Michigan
20. Iowa State
21. Louisiana
22. Kansas State
23. Virginia Tech
24. Minnesota
25. USC

Others receiving votes: Marshall 106, NC State 87, Oklahoma 71, Tulsa 62, UCF 57, Boston College 43, Coastal Carolina 38, Utah 29, UAB 29, Iowa 28, West Virginia 25, Army 21, Air Force 12, Memphis 12, Liberty 8, Arizona State 6, Ole Miss 6, LSU 5, Houston 5, Texas 5, Washington 4, Louisiana Tech 2, TCU 2, Missouri 2, Virginia 2, Indiana 1

Dropped from rankings: LSU 17, Texas 22

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 7

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Notre Dame
5. Ohio State
6. North Carolina
7. Oklahoma State
8. Penn State
9. Florida
10. Cincinnati
11. Texas A&M
12. Miami
13. BYU
14. Auburn
15. Wisconsin
16. Oregon
17. Tennessee
18. SMU
19. Michigan
20. Iowa State
21. Louisiana
22. Kansas State
23. Virginia Tech
24. USC
25. Minnesota

Others receiving votes: UCF 93, NC State 89, Oklahoma 87, Marshall 73, Boston College 68, Iowa 53, Coastal Carolina 48, Utah 44, West Virginia 39, UAB 38, Army 37, Boise State 36, Tulsa 20, Mississippi State 20, Memphis 17, TCU 16, Air Force 13, Ole Miss 13, Arizona State 12, Kentucky 8, Liberty 8, California 7, Houston 7, Texas 7, Missouri 6, Stanford 6, Washington 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Nebraska 5, LSU 4, Arkansas 1

Dropped from rankings: LSU 16, Texas 22, UCF 25

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