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AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2016, Week 7: Texas A&M Rises To #6

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After an exhilarating double overtime victory over Tennessee, undefeated Texas A&M have moved up to #6 in the week 7 edition of the AP Rankings. Despite the loss, the Volunteers held steady at #9.

There were no changes to the top 5, with Alabama in the top spot followed by Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan and Washington.

Houston’s 46-40 loss to Navy all but sinks the Cougars’ dreams of sneaking into the college football playoff. Houston fell from #6 to #13. And the Midshipmen were given the #25 spot as the fruit of their labor.

Navy were joined by #23 Auburn and #24 Western Michigan as teams that were unranked last week that are now among the top 25.

Florida State and Virginia Tech rebounded from tough losses the week before to beat Miami and North Carolina, respectively, and were rewarded by being the biggest gainers in this week’s rankings. Florida State moved up from #23 to #14 and Virginia Tech went from #25 to #17.

The Tar Heels were among three teams ranked last week that fell out due to losses. The others were Stanford and Colorado, who lost to Pac-12 foes Washington State and USC, respectively.

Due to some games being postponed to Sunday because of Hurricane Matthew, the AP College Football rankings that normally come out on Sunday were delayed this week until Monday afternoon.

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AP College Football Rankings, Week 7

 

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS CHANGE
1 Alabama(56) 6-0 1520
2 Ohio State(2) 5-0 1444
3 Clemson(2) 6-0 1406
4 Michigan(1) 6-0 1339
5 Washington 6-0 1286
6 Texas A&M 6-0 1202 +2
7 Louisville 4-1 1193
8 Wisconsin 4-1 1020 +3
9 Tennessee 5-1 962
10 Nebraska 5-0 958 +2
11 Baylor 5-0 934 +2
12 Ole Miss 3-2 800 +2
13 Houston 5-1 701 -7
14 Florida State 4-2 628 +9
15 Boise State 5-0 590 +4
16 Miami 4-1 576 -6
17 Virginia Tech 4-1 546 +8
18 Florida 4-1 483
19 Oklahoma 3-2 476 +1
20 West Virginia 4-0 424 +2
21 Utah 5-1 287 +3
22 Arkansas 4-2 203 -6
23 Auburn 4-2 166 NR
24 Western Michigan 6-0 154 NR
25 Navy 4-1 122 NR

Dropped from rankings: Stanford 15, North Carolina 17, Colorado 21

Others receiving votes: Georgia 59, Arizona State 53, North Carolina 51, LSU 50, Oklahoma State 48, North Dakota State 36, Stanford 26, Colorado 22, South Florida 20, TCU 14, Washington State 9, NC State 9, Iowa 3, Air Force 2, San Diego State 2, Wake Forest 1

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