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Week 7 Power Rankings: Can anyone plea Alabama?

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Most everybody agrees Alabama has looked like a many widespread organisation in college football by a initial half of a season. The large doubt is: Who is able of severe a Crimson Tide?

We got a few some-more answers on a pell-mell Saturday in that 4 teams ranked in a AP tip 10 lost: Georgia, West Virginia, Washington and Penn State.

Let’s start with a many poignant growth first: Washington fell in overtime to Oregon, and with that, a Pac-12’s College Football Playoff hopes took a vicious dive, too. The Ducks would need to run a list and get a lot of assistance to even have a shot during a tip four.

Penn State now has dual losses, and a playoff hopes are radically over, too.

Over in a Big 12, each organisation has during slightest one loss.

That brings us to Georgia, that was not even opposition in a many rarely expected diversion of a day opposite LSU. It was a bad demeanour for sure, yet a Bulldogs’ playoff hopes aren’t ruined. If they run a list and win a SEC, they are many expected in.

But a same goes for resurgent LSU, a organisation many were prepared to bury after losing on a highway during Florida final week. The Tigers dominated Georgia in each way, and their résumé now facilities wins over Miami, Auburn and Georgia — all ranked in a tip 10 during a time they played.

So as we take a demeanour by these energy rankings, remember, this is a “What did we do for me lately?” kinda world, and what these teams did in Week 7 takes precedence.

1. Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC)

Week 7 result: Defeated Missouri 39-10
What’s next: during Tennessee (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET)

The Tide rolled again, usually this time they got utterly a shock when Tua Tagovailoa went down in a third entertain after re-aggravating his sprained knee. Alabama didn’t need him to finish out a win over Missouri, yet his health is a usually vital doubt symbol about this organisation as it moves forward.

2. Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten)

Week 7 result: Defeated Minnesota 30-14
What’s next: at Purdue (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC)

The Buckeyes weren’t dominant, and there is reason for disappointment. Ohio State couldn’t run a approach it wants to (92 sum yards), and a invulnerability gave adult too many large plays. As Urban Meyer pronounced after a game, “We’re going to have to get some things fixed.”

Big upsets and slight escapes prominence pell-mell Week 7

Saturday incited miserable for Georgia, West Virginia and Washington, and it wasn’t easy for survivors such as Notre Dame and UCF.

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  • 3. Clemson (6-0, 3-0 ACC)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: vs. NC State (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

    The Tigers were off this weekend yet advantage from a Georgia loss. Their strength of report doesn’t utterly review to that of Ohio State or Notre Dame, yet they have an event to change that subsequent Saturday with a large home diversion opposite undefeated NC State.

    4. Notre Dame (7-0)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Pitt 19-14
    What’s next: Open week

    Pitt gave a Fighting Irish all they could handle, personification ball-control offense while a invulnerability perplexed QB Ian Book. Pitt led good into a third entertain before Notre Dame did usually adequate to win. Pitt did an glorious pursuit negligence down a Irish using game, and that’s no doubt something a Irish will work on during this entrance open week.

    5. LSU (6-1, 3-1 SEC)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Georgia 36-16
    What’s next: vs. Mississippi State (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

    What a approach to miscarry from such a unsatisfactory highway detriment to Florida, violence Georgia in each way. The story of this win revolves around a approach a Tigers played in a trenches, where they slowed down Georgia’s absolute run diversion while clearing a approach for 275 yards rushing. Despite a detriment to Florida, a Tigers have a many considerable wins of any organisation in a country.

    6. Michigan (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Wisconsin 38-13
    What’s next: at Michigan State (Saturday, noon ET)

    Jim Harbaugh has taken copiousness of feverishness for unwell to win a large diversion during Michigan, so yes, it’s a large understanding a Wolverines kick Wisconsin — generally a approach they did. They dominated a game, racking adult 320 yards on a ground. So that has to lift certainty as they go into another large diversion subsequent weekend opposite Michigan State.

    7. Texas (6-1, 4-0 Big 12)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Baylor 23-17
    What’s next: Open week

    Adversity strike early in Texas’ diversion opposite Baylor when starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger went out with a shoulder injury. Shane Buechele came in to reinstate him, and a Longhorns struggled to benefit stroke on offense. But a invulnerability came adult big, generally late, to assistance them reason on for their sixth true win.

    8. Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Vanderbilt 37-27
    What’s next: Open week

    Many wondered how a Gators would respond on a road, with an early kickoff, entrance off such a large win. The answer early opposite Vanderbilt was: not well. But after a exhilarated rumpus between a coaches privileged a benches, Florida seemed to arise up. The Gators are roving high going into their open week, with Georgia on a horizon.

    9. UCF (6-0, 3-0 American)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Memphis 31-30
    What’s next: during ECU (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

    The Knights were outplayed in a initial half opposite Memphis and rallied to win their 19th straight, a nation’s longest winning streak. It’s a initial time during a strain UCF won by reduction than a touchdown. But McKenzie Milton pronounced following it was vicious to uncover that he and his teammates know how to respond when things aren’t going their way.

    10. Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC)

    Week 7 result: Lost to LSU 36-16
    What’s next; Open week

    The Bulldogs were totally out of sorts on offense, as Jake Fromm could never get gentle and a run diversion never got going. You have to consternation since Kirby Smart never went to Justin Fields for a change. Now Georgia has to win out to have any picturesque shot during creation a College Football Playoff.

    11. Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: at TCU (Saturday, noon ET, ABC)

    Coach Lincoln Riley dismissed defensive coordinator Mike Stoops after a detriment to Texas, so a Sooners have had a off week to work underneath new coordinator Ruffin McNeill. The diversion during TCU is their initial possibility to uncover how many alleviation we can expect.

    12. Oregon (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Washington 30-27 (OT)
    What’s next: during Washington State (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET)

    There’s no doubt Oregon indispensable a overtime win over Washington, not usually to reassert itself in a division, yet to uncover a value on a inhabitant level, too. QB Justin Herbert deserves a small of a spotlight — he has been superb all season. It’s tough not to consider what could have been meditative behind to a Stanford loss.

    13. West Virginia (5-1, 3-1 Big 12)

    Week 7 result: Lost to Iowa State 30-14
    What’s next: Open week

    It was as awful as it looked for a Mountaineers, who managed usually 152 yards in a detriment to Iowa State. Heisman claimant Will Grier threw for usually 100 yards, and after an open date, a many formidable partial of a report is ahead.

    14. Texas AM (5-2, 3-1 SEC)

    Week 7 result: Defeated South Carolina 26-23
    What’s next: Open week

    The usually waste a Aggies have on a season? Alabama and Clemson, dual of a tip 4 teams in a country. Jimbo Fisher has finished a good pursuit in Year 1 transforming a Aggies into a some-more confident, earthy team. Even after floating a 16-0 lead to South Carolina, they didn’t overlay and finished adequate plays to win.

    15. Kentucky (5-1, 3-1 SEC)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: vs. Vanderbilt (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

    The Wildcats had a week off to put their heartbreaking, overtime detriment to Texas AM behind them, and they still have a shot during winning a East. They get behind to it opposite Vanderbilt, that scarcely dissapoint Florida on Saturday.

    16. NC State (5-0, 2-0 ACC)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: at Clemson (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

    The Wolfpack had a weekend off, yet it’s satisfactory to ask how many we know about this organisation streamer into their matchup subsequent week opposite Clemson. Their nonconference diversion opposite West Virginia was canceled since of Hurricane Florence; their best win is opposite Boston College.

    17. Penn State (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten)

    Week 7 result: Lost to Michigan State 21-17
    What’s next: at Indiana (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC)

    There competence not be a organisation in a nation with some-more distressing waste than Penn State. The Nittany Lions mislaid fourth-quarter leads to both Ohio State and Michigan State. But a detriment to a Spartans was all a some-more unpleasant deliberation a approach a Spartans had struggled adult to this indicate in a season.

    18. Washington (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12)

    Week 7 result: Lost to Oregon 30-27 (OT)
    What’s next: vs. Colorado (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET)

    The Huskies had their chances to put divided Oregon yet instead mislaid in overtime, radically saying their College Football Playoff chances vanish. It was a deeply unsatisfactory performance, not usually since of a Pac-12 implications, yet since they mislaid to a opposition Ducks for a initial time in 3 seasons.

    19. Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Georgia Tech 28-14
    What’s next: vs. Virginia (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET)

    The Blue Devils decisively kick Georgia Tech on Saturday, giving them 4 wins opposite Power 5 opponents and another feat over Army. Yes, they looked off their diversion in a detriment to Virginia Tech, yet it’s tough to disremember a peculiarity opponents they’ve beaten to date.

    20. Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 SEC)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: during LSU (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)

    Even yet a Bulldogs were off, Week 7 didn’t do them too many favors. That’s since their biggest win, opposite Auburn, doesn’t demeanour as good after a Tigers mislaid to Tennessee. Still, a success of their deteriorate could come down to a subsequent dual weekends, with games opposite LSU and Texas AM.

    21. Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten)

    Week 7 result: Lost to Michigan 38-13
    What’s next: vs. Illinois (Saturday, noon ET)

    When a deteriorate started, there was some speak that Wisconsin could be a legit College Football Playoff contender. But during a mid point, a initial half has been a disappointment. Still, this is a organisation that controls a destiny in a Big Ten West.

    22. Iowa (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten)

    Week 7 result: Defeated Indiana 42-16
    What’s next: vs. Maryland (Saturday, noon ET, ESPN2)

    The Hawkeyes simply rubbed Indiana and have now racked adult over 400 yards of offense in 4 true games. Quarterback Nate Stanley has finished a good pursuit heading that group. Iowa’s usually detriment came opposite Wisconsin, yet a subsequent few weeks get worse with games opposite Maryland, Penn State and Purdue upcoming.

    23. Cincinnati (6-0, 2-0 American)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: at Temple (Saturday, noon ET, ESPNU)

    The resurgent Bearcats had an off week, yet their undefeated start has positively helped a American Athletic Conference in a query to benefit some-more inhabitant respect. Luke Fickell has finished a good pursuit bringing this module back. Next adult is a tough multiplication diversion during Temple.

    24. Utah State (5-1, 2-0 in Mountain West)

    Week 7 result: Defeated UNLV 59-28
    What’s next: at Wyoming (Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET)

    Since scarcely upsetting Michigan State in Week 1, a Aggies have reeled off 5 true wins. In all 5 of those wins, they have scored 40 or some-more points. And as of right now, it’s Utah State that sits alone atop a Mountain Division standings in a Mountain West.

    25. Washington State (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12)

    Week 7 result: Open week
    What’s next: vs. Oregon (Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET)

    The Cougars watched as Washington lost, opening adult a Pac-12 North. They are one of 4 teams tied atop a standings during 2-1, creation this subsequent three-game widen opposite Oregon, Stanford and Cal all a some-more critical. If Washington State wins them all, it controls a Pac-12 championship diversion destiny.

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