College Football’s Top 25 Post Week 7: The AAC Has Arrived

By: Kristen Ashly

Week 7 of NCAA Football created turmoil in my top 25. The list is full of movers, shakers, and those who refuse to fail. The list also has historical significance.

Memphis and Temple have debuted in my top 25 (and the AP’s top 25) for the first time this season, joining Houston to give the American Athletic Conference three ranked teams for the first time in the history of the three-year-old league.

Ohio State remains, for the time being, at the No. 1 spot, and the Utes and LSU Tigers each moved ahead one spot after home victories Saturday.

Michigan State is stuck at No. 7 after its stunning last-minute win against Michigan, and Alabama is No. 8 after handing Texas A&M its first loss.

Memphis (6-0) had the big upset of the weekend, when the Tigers’ 37-24 victory against Ole Miss shot them straight into the rankings at No. 18.

Pittsburgh also joined the rankings at No. 25 after a 5-1 start under new coach Pat Narduzzi, and UCLA, Northwestern and Boise State each took their second loss of the season and fell out of the rankings.

Take a look at the top 25 below, and come back next week to see where your favorite team sits.

1. Ohio St. 7-0
2. Baylor 6-0
3. Utah 6-0
4. TCU 7-0
5. LSU 6-0
6. Clemson 6-0
7. Michigan St. 7-0
8. Alabama 6-1
9. Florida St. 6-0
10. Stanford 5-1
11. Notre Dame 6-1
12. Iowa 7-0
13. Florida 6-1
14. Oklahoma St. 6-0
15. Michigan 5-2
15. Texas A&M 5-1
17. Oklahoma 5-1
18. Memphis 6-0
19. Toledo 6-0
20. California 5-1
21. Houston 6-0
22. Temple 6-0
23. Duke 5-1
24. Mississippi 5-2
25. Pittsburgh 5-1

Kristen Ashly is an editor and contributor for Nuts & Bolts Sports. Shoot the college football breeze with her on Twitter @KristenAshly.

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