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College Football 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 7

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The power rankings are left in a state of chaos following one of the wildest weeks in college football history.

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Perhaps the wildest weekend in college football history means a big shakeup in the CFB 247 Top 25 Power Rankings.

Florida State moved back up to No. 1, but all the upsets Thursday and Saturday left the old top 10 a jumbled mess. The new top 10 includes three teams from the SEC West -- with two of them being from the state of Mississippi -- in the top four, Baylor as the top-ranked team from the Big 12, Notre Dame lurking at No. 6, and Michigan State back in the national title picture at No. 7.

The SEC has seven teams in the power rankings, while the Pac-12 is second with six. But while the SEC has four in the top eight, the Pac-12 has just one in the top 10, and given what looks to be the incredible balance in the Pac-12, it might be time to start thinking that while the league is a clear-cut No. 2 nationally, it might not be able to place a team in the playoff because of that overall competitiveness.


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1. Florida State

Points: 172 (5 first-place votes)
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: 2

The skinny: The Seminoles are as talented as anybody. Thing is, mowing down ACC foes isn't going to excite anyone.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Syracuse; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Notre Dame; Thursday, Oct. 30 -- at Louisville; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Miami (Fla.); Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Boston College; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Florida

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 1 (Notre Dame)


2. Auburn

Points: 168 (1 first-place vote)
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: 5

The skinny: With the way things have gone lately, Auburn sort of is the forgotten team in the SEC West. The Tigers also might be the best team in the division.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Mississippi State; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. South Carolina; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Ole Miss; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Texas A&M; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Georgia; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Samford; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at Alabama

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 5 (Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama)


3. Ole Miss

Points: 156 (1 first-place vote)
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: T-13

The skinny: Hotty Toddy, gosh almighty ... the Rebels are for real. That defense is nasty.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Texas A&M; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Tennessee; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at LSU; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Auburn; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Presbyterian; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- at Arkansas; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Mississippi State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (Texas A&M, Auburn, Mississippi State)


4. Mississippi State

Points: 146
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: T-13

The skinny: The Bulldogs have beaten up on LSU and Texas A&M in back-to-back games. Next Saturday, Auburn comes to town.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. Auburn; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at Kentucky; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Arkansas; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. UT-Martin; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Alabama; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Vanderbilt; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at Ole Miss

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss)


5. Baylor

Points: 149
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: 7

The skinny: Bryce Petty did not play well, yet the Bears beat Texas by 21. That sort of sums up how far apart the programs are right now.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. TCU; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at West Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Kansas; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Oklahoma; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Oklahoma State; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Texas Tech; Saturday, Dec. 6 -- vs. Kansas State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State)

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6. Notre Dame

Points: 143
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: 8

The skinny: Everett Golson wasn't that sharp against Stanford, but when he did complete his passes, he did some damage. And he led a clutch game-winning TD drive.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. North Carolina; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Florida State; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Navy; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Arizona State; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Northwestern; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Louisville; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at USC

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (Stanford, Florida State, Arizona State)


7. Michigan State

Points: 131
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 9

The skinny: The Spartans are the best team in the Big Ten, but is that really saying all that much?

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Purdue; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Indiana; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. Michigan; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Ohio State; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Maryland; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Rutgers; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at Penn State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 2 (Nebraska, Ohio State)


8. Alabama

Points: 125
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 3

The skinny: The pass defense let down Nick Saban in the fourth quarter against Mississippi. And there are some tough games left for the Tide.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Arkansas; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Texas A&M; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at Tennessee; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at LSU; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Mississippi State; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Western Carolina; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Auburn

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 5 (Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Auburn)


9. Oklahoma

Points: 108
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 4

The skinny: The Sooners' defense was sliced-and-diced by Trevone Boykin. You have to think the Stoops brothers are shaking their heads about that.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. Texas; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Kansas State; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Iowa State; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Baylor; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Texas Tech; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Kansas; Saturday, Dec. 6 -- vs. Oklahoma State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma State)


10. Oregon

Points: 105
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 1

Skinny The offensive line issues are real. And the Ducks travel to play at UCLA next Saturday.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at UCLA; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Washington; Friday, Oct. 24 -- at California; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Stanford; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Utah; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Colorado; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at Oregon State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (UCLA, Stanford, Utah)


11. TCU

Points: 104
W-L: 4-0
Previous ranking: NR

Skinny People were wondering if the Horned Frogs were real. Well, they appear to be just that after beating Oklahoma.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Baylor; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Oklahoma State; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs Texas Tech; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at West Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs Kansas State; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Kansas; Thursday, Nov. 27 -- at Texas; Saturday, Dec. 6 -- vs. Iowa State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 3 (Baylor, Oklahoa State, Kansas State)


12. Georgia

Points: 99
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: T-11

The skinny: Todd Gurley is pretty good, and he makes up for a lot of Georgia's deficiencies. Next Saturday's game at Missouri is a big one.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Missouri; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Arkansas; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Florida; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Kentucky; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Auburn; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Charleston Southern; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Georgia Tech

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 2 (Missouri, Auburn)

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13. Arizona

Points: 93
W-L: 5-0
Previous ranking: NR

The skinny: Oregon? Pshaw, say the Wildcats: We own them. And look at Rich Rod: He has the only unbeaten team in the Pac-12.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs USC; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at Washington State; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at UCLA; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Colorado; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Washington; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- at Utah; Friday, Nov. 28 -- vs. Arizona State

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (USC, UCLA, Utah, Arizona State)


14. Texas A&M

Points: 87
W-L: 5-1
Previous ranking: 6

Skinny: Saturday's defensive performance in a loss to Mississippi State conjured memories of last season's Aggies defense. And those are not fond memories for Aggies coaches, players or fans.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. Ole Miss; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Alabama; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Louisiana-Monroe; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Auburn; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Missouri; Thursday, Nov. 27 -- vs. LSU

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, Missouri)


15. Ohio State

Points: 74
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 20

The skinny: QB J.T. Barrett is looking good. Still, let's not go overboard: The Buckeyes haven't really beaten anyone -- and they lost at home to two-loss Virginia Tech.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Rutgers; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at Penn State; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Illinois; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Michigan State; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Minnesota; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Indiana; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Michigan

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 1 (Michigan State)


16. UCLA

Points: 70
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 10

The skinny: QB Brett Hundley is good, when he's upright. Too bad for the Bruins they can't keep him upright.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. Oregon; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at California; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at Colorado; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Arizona; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at Washington; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. USC; Friday, Nov. 28 -- vs. Stanford

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (Oregon, Arizona, USC, Stanford)


17. Arizona State

Points: 61
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 23

The skinny: Backup QB Mike Bercovici torched USC's secondary. And the "Hail Mary" was a thing of beauty.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 18 -- vs. Stanford; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- at Washington; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Utah; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Notre Dame; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Oregon State; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Washington State; Friday, Nov. 28 -- at Arizona

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (Stanford, Utah, Notre Dame, Arizona)


18. Oklahoma State

Points: 50
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 22

The skinny: The Cowboys play at woeful Kansas next Saturday, and the Oct. 18 game at TCU suddenly looms large in the Big 12 race.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at Kansas; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at TCU; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. West Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Kansas State; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Texas; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- at Baylor; Saturday, Dec. 6 -- at Oklahoma

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (TCU, Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma)

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19. East Carolina

Points: 42
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: 21

The skinny: The Pirates' passing attack has been performing at a high level and makes you wonder if this team can go 11-1 in the regular season.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- at South Florida; Thursday, Oct. 23 -- vs. UConn; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Temple; Thursday, Nov. 13 -- at Cincinnati; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Tulane; Friday, Nov. 28 -- at Tulsa; Thursday, Dec. 4 -- vs. UCF

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: None


20. Kansas State

Points: 40
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: NR

The skinny: The Wildcats blew out Texas Tech on Saturday. Still, you wonder if K-State is thinking about all those blown opportunities in its loss to Auburn.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Oklahoma; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. Texas; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Oklahoma State; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- at TCU; Thursday, Nov. 20 -- at West Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. Kansas; Saturday, Dec. 6 -- at Baylor

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Baylor)


21. Clemson

Points: 39
W-L: 3-2
Previous ranking: 24

The skinny: True freshman QB Deshaun Watson has looked quite good the past three weeks. And you wonder what would happen if the Tigers played Georgia again with Watson at the controls of the offense.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 11 -- vs. Louisville; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Boston College; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. Syracuse; Thursday, Nov. 6 -- at Wake Forest; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Georgia Tech; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Georgia State; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- vs. South Carolina

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: None


22. Nebraska

Points: 30
W-L: 5-1
Previous ranking: 21

The skinny: The Huskers couldn't run the ball against Michigan State, but they kept plugging away with the pass and almost pulled off a miracle comeback on the road.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Northwestern; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. Rutgers; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Purdue; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Wisconsin; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Minnesota; Friday, Nov. 28 -- at Iowa

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 1 (Michigan State)


23. Utah

Points: 23
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: NR

The skinny: If not for blowing 21-point lead against Washington State, the Utes would be 5-0. Coach Kyle Whittingham was feeling some heat before the season, but it's all cool breeze right now.

Remaining schedule: Thursday, Oct. 16 -- at Oregon State; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. USC; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Arizona State; Saturday, Nov. 8 -- vs. Oregon; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- at Stanford; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- vs. Arizona; Saturday, Nov. 29 -- at Colorado

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 5 (USC, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, Arizona)

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24. Stanford

Points: 15
W-L: 3-2
Previous ranking: T-11

The skinny: The Cardinal's defense is excellent. The offense? It's boring, predictable and, frankly, not that good.

Remaining schedule: Friday, Oct. 10 -- vs. Washington State; Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Arizona State; Saturday, Oct. 25 -- vs. Oregon State; Saturday, Nov. 1 -- at Oregon; Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Utah; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- at California; Friday, Nov. 28 -- at UCLA

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 4 (Arizona State, Oregon, Utah, UCLA)


25. Missouri

Points: 14
W-L: 4-1
Previous ranking: NR

The skinny: The Tigers might be the best team in the SEC East; we should find out next Saturday when they play host to Georgia.

Remaining schedule: Saturday, Oct. 18 -- at Florida; Thursday, Oct. 25 -- vs. Vanderbilt; Wednesday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Kentucky; Wednesday, Nov. 15 -- at Texas A&M; Saturday, Nov. 22 -- at Tennessee; Friday, Nov. 28 -- vs. Arkansas

Remaining CFB 24/7 top 25 opponents: 1 (Texas A&M)

Others receiving votes:

Georgia Tech 8, Louisville 8, USC 8, West Virginia 2, BYU 1, Memphis 1

Voters in the College Football 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings include: NFL Media analysts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah, and College Football 24/7 writers Bryan Fischer, Chase Goodbread and Mike Huguenin.

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