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NCAA Football Rankings, Week 7: South Carolina, West Virginia rise in top 5 shakeup

After a wild Saturday saw many ranked teams go down, the Coaches Poll is very different for Week 7.

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The top five of the Week 7 Coaches Poll Top 25 barely resembles its previous iteration, as Nos. 3, 4, and 5 lost on Saturday.

The leaders remain the same, as the Alabama Crimson Tide and Oregon Ducks still hold down the first and second slots. South Carolina has moved up to No. 3 on the strength of the blowout victory over Georgia. The Bulldogs have dropped to No. 12.

West Virginia and Kansas State complete the top five. The Mountaineers got a huge road win over the weekend, taking down Texas in Austin. The Longhorns fall six spots to No. 15.

Florida State was upset by North Carolina State, and moved from No. 4 to 11. LSU is at No. 8 after a loss to Florida, who rose to No. 6.

No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 USC, and No. 10 Oklahoma complete the top 10. The Trojans and Sooners return to familiar ground after early-season losses.

Full rankings are below. For past weeks, visit S.I.'s Coaches Poll Top 25 page.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1,474 1
2 Oregon (1) 6-0 1,411 2
3 South Carolina 6-0 1,345 6
4 West Virginia 5-0 1,296 7
5 Kansas State 5-0 1,216 8
6 Florida 5-0 1,165 11
7 Notre Dame 5-0 1,152 10
8 LSU 5-1 961 3
9 USC 4-1 940 12
10 Oklahoma 3-1 872 14
11 Florida State 5-1 819 4
12 Georgia 5-1 761 5
13 Clemson 5-1 759 15
14 Oregon State 4-0 691 17
15 Texas 4-1 663 9
16 Louisville 5-0 628 16
17 Stanford 4-1 577 18
18 Mississippi State 5-0 558 19
19 Rutgers 5-0 410 21
20 Cincinnati 4-0 365 23
21 Texas A&M 4-1 208 NR
22 Boise State 4-1 197 25
23 TCU 4-1 194 13
24 Louisiana Tech 5-0 131 NR
25 Iowa State 4-1 73 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 61, Baylor 52, Michigan 33, Northwestern 31, Michigan State 27, Ohio 23, Nebraska 18, Texas Tech 11, Duke 10, Wisconsin 8, Western Kentucky 7, North Carolina State 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Oklahoma State 5, San Jose State 4, Louisiana-Monroe 3, Nevada 2, Toledo 2