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College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 7

At this point of the 2021 college football season, it’s more likely than not a top-10 team suffers an upset that no one saw coming. After all, No. 2 Iowa’s loss to Purdue has made it four weeks in a row.

The Hawkeyes were the only such team to lose on Saturday following their 24-7 upset to the 3-2 Boilermakers in Kinnick Stadium. Perhaps Iowa can take solace knowing they join No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Penn State and No. 10 BYU in Week 6; No. 3 Oregon, No. 8 Arkansas and No. 9 Notre Dame in Week 5; and No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 9 Clemson in Week 4.

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But there was more football played than just inside the top 10. Elsewhere, No. 11 Kentucky fell 30-13 to No. 1 Georgia, while No. 17 Arkansas, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 19 BYU fell to Auburn, Utah and Baylor, respectively. No. 20 Florida also lost in an upset to LSU, helping keep Ed Orgeron on the job for at least another week. No. 25 Texas also lost to No. 12 Oklahoma State after giving up a 17-3 lead.

Several ranked teams that won over the weekend also faced close calls: No. 9 Oregon needed a last-second defensive stop against Cal to win 24-17 and remain 5-1 on the season. No. 10 Michigan State got everything it could handle vs. Indiana in a 20-15 win, and No. 13 Ole Miss took a great shot from Tennessee (and its fans) in a 31-26 win.

Those losses and close calls will doubtless have an impact on the Week 8 AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll. Sporting News breaks down the latest college football rankings following the Week 7 games:

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College football rankings for Week 8

Coaches Poll

RankTeamRecordPoints (No. 1 votes)
1Georgia7-01,625 (65)
2Oklahoma7-01,508
3Cincinnati6-01,497
4Alabama6-11,446
5Ohio State5-11,305
6Michigan6-01,299
7Michigan State7-01,158
8Penn State5-11,134
9Oklahoma State6-01,093
10Oregon5-11,048
11Iowa6-11,031
12Ole Miss5-1826
13Notre Dame5-1816
14Kentucky6-1763
15Wake Forest6-0696
16Coastal Carolina6-0675
17Texas A&M5-2580
18N.C. State5-1528
19SMU6-0399
20Baylor6-1369
21San Diego State6-0334
22Auburn5-2315
23Pitt5-1192
24Clemson4-2146
25UTSA7-096

Others receiving votes: Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; BYU 23; Air Force 20; Louisiana 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; LSU 2; Fresno State 1.

AP Top 25

RankTeamRecordPoints (No. 1 votes)
1Georgia7-01,575 (63)
2Cincinnati6-01,483
3Oklahoma7-01,434
4Alabama6-11,393
5Ohio State5-11,252
6Michigan6-01,214
7Penn State5-11,116
8Oklahoma State6-01,082
9Michigan State7-01,076
10Oregon5-11,054
11Iowa6-11,048
12Ole Miss5-1879
13Notre Dame5-1763
14Coastal Carolina6-0736
15Kentucky6-1723
16Wake Forest6-0629
17Texas A&M5-2536
18N.C. State5-1485
19Auburn5-2397
20Baylor6-1378
21SMU6-0358
22San Diego State6-0284
23Pitt5-1177
24UTSA7-0104
25Purdue4-268

Others receiving votes: Clemson 64; Utah 43; Arkansas 29; BYU 21; Air Force 19; Iowa State 14; Louisiana 13; Arizona State 7; Florida 7; Texas 5; UCLA 4; Houston 2; Virginia 1.

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