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Mississippi St. Earns #1 Spot in Inaugural College Playoff Rankings

Mississippi St. Earns #1 Spot in the Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

Photo – QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi St.

Team of the Week – LSU

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Trevone Boykin - TCU

Defense – DE Joey Bosa – Ohio St

Matchup for Week 9 – Auburn at Ole Miss

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams – Oct. 29
1. Mississippi State - 7-0
2. Florida State - 7-0
3. Oregon - 7-1
4. Alabama - 7-1
5. Notre Dame - 6-1
6. Ole Miss - 7-1
7. Auburn - 6-1
8. Michigan State - 7-1
9. Georgia - 6-1
10. Ohio State - 6-1
11. Baylor - 6-1
12. TCU - 6-1
13. Kansas State - 6-1
14. LSU - 7-2
15 Arizona - 6-1
16. Arizona State - 6-1
17. Nebraska - 7-1
18. East Carolina - 6-1
19. Utah - 6-1
20. Oklahoma - 5-2
21. West Virginia - 6-2
22. Clemson - 6-2
23. Duke - 6-1
24. Louisville - 6-2
25. Marshall - 8-0

Inaugural College Playoff Rankings - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1. Mississippi State
2. Florida State
3. Auburn
4. Ole Miss
5. Oregon
6. Alabama
7. TCU
8. Michigan State
9. Kansas State
10. Notre Dame
11. Georgia
12. Arizona
13. Baylor
14. Arizona State
15. Nebraska
16. Ohio State
17. Utah
18. Oklahoma
19. LSU
20. West Virginia
21. Clemson
22. UCLA
23. East Carolina
24. Duke
25. Louisville

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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SEC West Places Four Clubs in Top Five

Florida St. Beats Notre Dame in Classic Matchup
Mississippi St. Holds #1 Ranking During Bye Week

Photo – QB Jameis Winston – Florida St.

Team of the Week – Florida St.

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Jameis Winston – Florida St

Defense – S Cedric Thompson - Minnesota

Matchup for Week 8 – Ole Miss at LSU

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams – Oct. 20
1. Mississippi State - 6-0
2. Florida State - 7-0
3. Ole Miss - 7-0
4. Alabama - 6-1
5. Auburn - 5-1
6. Oregon - 6-1
7. Notre Dame - 6-1
8. Michigan State - 6-1
9. Georgia - 6-1
10. Baylor - 6-1
11. Ohio State - 5-1
12. TCU - 5-1
13. Kansas State - 5-1
14 Arizona - 5-1
15. Arizona State - 5-1
16. Oklahoma - 5-2
17. Nebraska - 6-1
18. East Carolina - 5-1
19. Utah - 5-1
20. USC - 5-2
21. Clemson - 5-2
22. LSU - 6-2
23. Minnesota - 6-1
24. Marshall - 7-0
25. West Virginia - 5-2

AP Poll - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1. Mississippi State (43), 6-0, 1480
2. Florida State (14), 7-0, 1433
3. Ole Miss (3), 7-0, 1404
4. Alabama, 6-1, 1235
5. Auburn, 5-1, 1231
6. Oregon, 6-1, 1142
7. Notre Dame, 6-1, 1133
8. Michigan State, 6-1, 1066
9. Georgia, 6-1, 1055
10. TCU, 5-1, 962
11. Kansas State, 5-1, 905
12. Baylor, 6-1, 858
13. Ohio State, 5-1, 753
14. Arizona State, 5-1, 643
15. Arizona, 5-1, 639
16. Nebraska, 6-1, 537
17. Oklahoma, 5-2, 461
18. East Carolina, 5-1, 445
19. Utah, 5-1, 437
20. USC, 5-2, 356
21. Clemson, 5-2, 283
22. West Virginia, 5-2, 272
23. Marshall, 7-0, 184
24. LSU, 6-2, 177
25. UCLA, 5-2, 118

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Mississippi State (36), 6-0, 1520
2. Florida State (22), 7-0, 1493
3. Ole Miss (4), 7-0, 1447
4. Alabama, 6-1, 1293
5. Michigan State, 6-1, 1243
6. Auburn, 5-1, 1210
7. Oregon, 6-1, 1133
8. Notre Dame, 6-1, 1117
9. Georgia, 6-1, 1096
10. TCU, 5-1, 996
11. Kansas State, 5-1, 909
12. Ohio State, 5-1, 856
13. Baylor, 6-1, 853
14. Arizona State, 5-1, 654
15. Arizona, 5-1, 612
16. Nebraska, 6-1, 588
17. East Carolina, 5-1, 578
18. Oklahoma, 5-2, 482
19. Utah, 5-1, 371
20. Clemson, 5-2, 320
21. USC, 5-2, 258
22. Marshall, 7-0, 247
23. LSU, 6-2, 155
24. Minnesota, 6-1, 147
25. West Virginia, 5-2, 143

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Mississippi St. Bulldogs' Claim #1 Ranking Off Win Over Auburn

Mississippi St. Claims #1 Ranking Off Win Over Auburn Saturday
Florida St Ranks #2 With Notre Dame at Home This Saturday

Team of the Week – Mississippi St.

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Bryce Petty - Baylor

Defense - LB Zach Vigil - Utah St.

Photo – QB Bryce Petty - Baylor

Matchup for Week 7 – Notre Dame at Florida St.

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams - Oct 13
1. Mississippi State - 6-0
2. Florida State - 6-0
3. Ole Miss - 6-0
4. Baylor - 6-0
5. Notre Dame - 6-0
6. Oregon - 5-1
7. Alabama - 5-1
8. Michigan State - 5-1
9. Auburn - 5-1
10. TCU - 4-1
11. Oklahoma - 5-1
12. Georgia - 5-1
13. Ohio State - 4-1
14. Oklahoma St. - 5-1
15 Arizona - 5-1
16. Arizona State - 4-1
17. Nebraska - 5-1
18. Kansas State - 4-1
19. Texas A&M - 5-2
20. East Carolina - 5-1
21. Utah - 4-1
22. USC - 4-2
23. Clemson - 4-2
24. Stanford - 4-2
25. Marshall - 6-0

AP Poll - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1. Mississippi State (45), 6-0, 1480
2. Florida State (12), 6-0, 1415
3. Ole Miss (3), 6-0, 1413
4. Baylor, 6-0, 1317
5. Notre Dame, 6-0, 1228
6. Auburn, 5-1, 1144
7. Alabama, 5-1, 1068
8. Michigan State, 5-1, 1015
9. Oregon, 5-1, 1014
10. Georgia, 5-1, 981
11. Oklahoma, 5-1, 935
12. TCU, 4-1, 917
13. Ohio State, 4-1, 648
14. Kansas State, 4-1, 626
15. Oklahoma State, 5-1, 620
16. Arizona, 5-1, 590
17. Arizona State, 4-1, 459
18. East Carolina, 5-1, 449
19. Nebraska, 5-1, 402
20. Utah, 4-1, 305
21. Texas A&M, 5-2, 264
22. USC, 4-2, 258
23. Stanford, 4-2, 223
24. Clemson, 4-2, 188
25. Marshall, 6-0, 148

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Mississippi State (26), 6-0, 1490
2. Florida State (31), 6-0, 1489
3. Ole Miss (5), 6-0, 1436
4. Baylor, 6-0, 1392
5. Notre Dame, 6-0, 1292
6. Michigan State, 5-1, 1129
7. Alabama, 5-1, 1121
8. Auburn, 5-1, 1111
9. Oregon, 5-1, 1017
10. Georgia, 5-1, 1013
11. Oklahoma, 5-1, 1005
12. TCU, 4-1, 824
13. Ohio State, 4-1, 737
14. Kansas State, 4-1, 710
15. Oklahoma State, 5-1, 610
16. East Carolina, 5-1, 518
17. Arizona, 5-1, 502
18. Arizona State, 4-1, 471
19. Nebraska, 5-1, 433
20. Stanford, 4-2, 344
21. Texas A&M, 5-2, 269
22. Clemson, 4-2, 244
23. Utah, 4-1, 161
24. Marshall, 6-0, 153
25. USC, 4-2, 125

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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Major Top 10 Shakeup after Upset Saturday

Major Top 10 Shakeup after Upset Saturday
Florida St and Auburn #1 and #2

Photo – QB Bryce Petty - Baylor

Team of the Week – Ole Miss

Player of the Week
Offense – QB Bo Wallace - Ole Miss

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams - Oct 6
1. Florida State – 5-0
2. Auburn – 5-0
3. Ole Miss – 5-0
4. Baylor – 5-0
5. Mississippi State – 5-0
6. Notre Dame – 5-0
7. Oregon – 4-1
8. Alabama – 4-1
9. Michigan State – 4-1
10. TCU - 4-0
11 Arizona – 5-0
12. Oklahoma – 4-1
13. UCLA – 4-1
14. Texas A&M – 5-1
15. Georgia – 4-1
16. Ohio State – 4-1
17. Oklahoma St. - 4-1
18. Nebraska – 5-1
19. Kansas State – 4-1
20. Arizona State – 4-1
21. Georgia Tech – 5-0
22. East Carolina – 4-1
23. Utah - 4-1
24. Missouri - 4-1
25. Stanford – 3-2

AP Poll - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1. Florida State (35), 5-0, 1461
2. Auburn (23), 5-0, 1459
3. Mississippi State (2), 5-0, 1320
3. Ole Miss, 5-0, 1320
5. Baylor, 5-0, 1258
6. Notre Dame, 5-0, 1186
7. Alabama, 4-1, 1060
8. Michigan State, 4-1, 981
9. TCU, 4-0, 979
10. Arizona, 5-0, 951
11. Oklahoma, 4-1, 904
12. Oregon, 4-1, 888
13. Georgia, 4-1, 854
14. Texas A&M, 5-1, 731
15. Ohio State, 4-1, 534
16. Oklahoma State, 4-1, 527
17. Kansas State, 4-1, 486
18. UCLA, 4-1, 460
19. East Carolina, 4-1, 344
20. Arizona State, 4-1, 325
21. Nebraska, 5-1, 283
22 Georgia Tech, 5-0, 235
23. Missouri, 4-1, 212
24. Utah, 4-1, 206
25. Stanford, 3-2, 143

Dropped from rankings: LSU 15, USC 16, Wisconsin 17, BYU 18
Others receiving votes: Clemson 92, Marshall 78, USC 61, Louisville 36, LSU 35, BYU 26, West Virginia 18, Arkansas 14, Wisconsin 7, California 6, Penn State 5, Rutgers 4, Kentucky 4, North Dakota State 3, Minnesota 2, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1

For Coaches Poll go to Next Page

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Top 25 Teams - Oregon & Alabama Hold #1 and #2 Positions

Florida St. Slides in Rankings Off Subpar Performance

Photo – RB Todd Gurley - Georgia

Team of the Week – Texas A&M

Players of the Week
Offense – RB Todd Gurley - Georgia

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams - Sept 29
1. Oregon – 4-0
2. Alabama – 4-0
3. Oklahoma – 4-0
4. Florida State – 4-0
5. Auburn – 4-0
6. Texas A&M – 5-0
7. Notre Dame – 4-0
8. Ole Miss – 4-0
9. UCLA – 4-0
10. Baylor – 4-0
11. Mississippi State – 4-0
12. LSU – 4-1
13. Georgia – 3-1
14. BYU - 4-0
15. Southern California – 2-1
16. Michigan State – 3-1
17. Stanford – 3-1
18. Wisconsin – 3-1
19. Nebraska – 5-0
20. South Carolina – 3-1
21. Ohio State – 3-1
22. Kansas State – 3-1
23. Arizona State – 3-1
24. East Carolina – 3-1
25 TCU - 3-0

AP Poll - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1 Florida State (27) 4-0 1,416 1
2 Oregon (13) 4-0 1,405 2
3 Alabama (13) 4-0 1,387 3
4 Oklahoma (7) 4-0 1,357 4
5 Auburn 4-0 1,272 5
6 Texas A&M 5-0 1,206 6
7 Baylor 4-0 1,149 7
8 UCLA 4-0 975 11 3
9 Notre Dame 4-0 972 8 1
10 Michigan State 3-1 944 9 1
11 Ole Miss 4-0 906 10 1
12 Mississippi State 4-0 848 14 2
13 Georgia 3-1 788 12 1
14 Stanford 3-1 643 16 2
15 LSU 4-1 636 17 2
16 USC 3-1 560 18 2
17 Wisconsin 3-1 502 19 2
18 BYU 4-0 450 20 2
19 Nebraska 5-0 445 21 2
20 Ohio State 3-1 298 22 2
21 Oklahoma State 3-1 246 24 3
22 East Carolina 3-1 237 23 1
23 Kansas State 3-1 216 25 2
24 Missouri 4-1 145 NR 2
25 TCU 3-0 109 NR 1

Dropped from rankings: South Carolina 13, Arizona State 15
Others receiving votes: Arizona State 97, South Carolina 61, Clemson 52, Arizona 43, Marshall 40, Georgia Tech 37, West Virginia 24, Arkansas 18, Maryland 5, Louisville 4, North Dakota State 3, Washington 2, North Carolina State 1, Virginia 1

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Oregon Rides Marcus Mariota’s Play to #1 Ranking

Oregon Rides Marcus Mariota’s Hot Hand to #1 Ranking

Photo – QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon

Team of the Week - Mississippi St

Player of the Week
Offense – QB Dak Prescott - Mississippi St

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams - Sept 22
1. Oregon – 4-0
2. Florida State – 3-0
3. Alabama – 4-0
4. Oklahoma – 4-0
5. Auburn – 3-0
6. Texas A&M – 4-0
7. UCLA – 3-0
8. Notre Dame – 3-0
9. Ole Miss – 3-0
10. Baylor – 3-0
11. South Carolina – 3-1

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Ducks' Roll in Early Action To Hold Draft Insiders’ #1 Ranking

Ducks' Roll in Early Schedule to Hold Draft Insiders’ #1 Ranking

Photo – WR Amari Cooper - Alabama

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams - Sept 15
1. Oregon – 3-0
2. Florida State – 2-0
3. Oklahoma – 3-0
4. Auburn – 2-0
6. Alabama – 3-0
7. Texas A&M – 3-0
8. UCLA – 3-0
9. LSU – 3-0
10. Notre Dame – 3-0
11. Ole Miss – 3-0
12. Baylor – 3-0
13. Georgia – 1-1
14. Southern California – 2-1
15. Michigan State – 1-1
16. Stanford – 2-1
17. South Carolina – 2-1
18. Arizona State – 3-0
19. Wisconsin – 1-1
20. Nebraska – 3-0
21. Ohio State – 2-1
22. Missouri - 3-0
23. BYU - 3-0
24. Kansas State – 2-0
25. North Carolina – 2-0

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