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CBSSportsline.com Blog Poll Week 7

Rank Team Delta
1 Alabama 2
2 Florida 1
3 Texas 1
4 Boise State
5 Cincinnati
6 Iowa
7 TCU
8 LSU
9 Southern Cal 1
10 Oregon 7
11 Miami (Florida) 2
12 Georgia Tech 9
13 Penn State 1
14 Houston 8
15 Oklahoma State 8
16 Virginia Tech 7
17 Ohio State 6
18 Brigham Young
19 Pittsburgh 5
20 Kansas 5
21 South Florida 7
22 West Virginia
23 Michigan
24 Notre Dame 5
25 Utah
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Nebraska (#16), South Carolina (#18), Missouri (#20), Auburn (#25).


Poor Oklahoma. Close, but no cigar. I've had this mediocre team who hasn't beaten anyone this year out of my poll for quite some time. Now at 3-3, I had to chuckle just a bit when I saw that they still garnered enough votes to come in at #25 in the AP Poll over one-loss teams South Florida and Central Michigan and two-loss teams Nebraska and Notre Dame. Yes, Oklahoma lost to three good teams, but other than a mediocre Tulsa team, they've beaten nobody.

I had to move Florida down simply by default. Alabama put together a nice win on the road against a 5-2 South Carolina team, while Florida got some luck with a missed field goal and struggled to beat a not-so-good Arkansas team at home.

Pitt moves up a few spots and I've also got Cincinnati, West Virginia, and South Florida teams in the top 25. As I said at the start of the season when no Big East team was ranked, I fully expected several to be in the polls at some point - we just didn't know who they would be. The conference is better than expected and all four of those teams have a shot at being in the polls at the end of the year.