Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Poll for Week 8: LSU is New No. 1 Team

Eight ranked teams lost in Week 7 so my Associated Press Top 25 ballot has a much, much different look this week.

Starting at the top with LSU.

The Tigers are my new No. 1 team, based on the Tigers having the two best victories against quality opponents than anyone else: at Texas last month and vs. Florida Saturday.

The rest of my top seven are all undefeated: Alabama, Oklahoma, Clemson, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State.

Despite the loss at LSU, Florida remains in my top 10, followed by Georgia and Notre Dame.

I have four new teams on my ballot this week: No. 21 Minnesota, No. 22 Cincinnati, No. 23 Appalachian State and No. 24 Tulane.

Dropping out of my top-25 rankings: Memphis, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Virginia.

My AP ballot (last week):

  1. LSU (4)
  2. Alabama (2)
  3. Oklahoma (6)
  4. Clemson (3)
  5. Ohio State (5)
  6. Wisconsin (8)
  7. Penn State (11)
  8. Florida (7)
  9. Georgia (1)
  10. Notre Dame (9)
  11. Auburn (12)
  12. Oregon (13)
  13. Boise State (15)
  14. Utah (17)
  15. Arizona State (18)
  16. Texas (10)
  17. SMU (19)
  18. Baylor (22)
  19. Michigan (21)
  20. Missouri (25)
  21. Minnesota (NR)
  22. Cincinnati (NR)
  23. Appalachian State (NR)
  24. Tulane (NR)
  25. Iowa (23)

 

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