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|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||MiamiMIAMI(61)||12-0||1525||—||vs #2 Ohio State L 31-24||—|
|2||Ohio StateOSU||13-0||1463||—||vs #1 Miami W 31-24||—|
|3||IowaIOWA||11-1||1381||—||@ #5 USC L 38-17||—|
|4||GeorgiaUGA||12-1||1337||—||@ #16 Florida State W 26-13||—|
|5||USCUSC||10-2||1283||—||vs #3 Iowa W 38-17||—|
|6||Kansas StateKSU||10-2||1187||—||@ Arizona State W 34-27||—|
|7||Washington StateWSU||10-2||1141||—||vs #8 Oklahoma L 34-14||—|
|8||OklahomaOKLA||11-2||1088||1||@ #7 Washington State W 34-14||—|
|9||TexasTEX||10-2||1074||1||@ #25 LSU W 35-20||—|
|10||Penn StatePSU||9-3||921||—||@ #22 Auburn L 13-9||—|
|11||MichiganMICH||9-3||917||—||@ #20 Florida W 38-30||—|
|12||Notre DameND||10-2||844||1||vs #17 NC State L 28-6||—|
|13||West VirginiaWVU||9-3||651||3||@ Virginia L 48-22||—|
|14||ColoradoCOLO||9-4||641||2||@ Wisconsin L 31-28||—|
|15||Boise StateBSU||11-1||588||—||vs Iowa State W 34-16||—|
|16||Florida StateFSU||9-4||562||2||vs #4 Georgia L 26-13||—|
|17||NC StateNCST||10-3||555||—||@ #12 Notre Dame W 28-6||—|
|18||MarylandMD||10-3||470||1||@ Tennessee W 30-3||—|
|19||Virginia TechVT||9-4||457||5||vs Air Force W 20-13||—|
|20||FloridaFLA||8-4||364||—||vs #11 Michigan L 38-30||—|
|21||Colorado StateCSU||10-3||337||—||vs TCU L 17-3||—|
|22||AuburnAUB||8-4||263||1||vs #10 Penn State W 13-9||—|
|23||PittsburghPITT||8-4||204||1||@ Oregon State W 38-13||—|
|24||MarshallMRSH||10-2||140||NR||vs Louisville W 38-15||—|
|25||LSULSU||8-4||114||—||vs #9 Texas L 35-20||—|
Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 22
Others receiving votes: Arkansas 82, Tennessee 68, TCU 47, Boston College 24, South Florida 19, Hawai'i 19, Toledo 10, Washington 10, Fresno State 9, Virginia 9, Oregon State 7, Air Force 3, Texas Tech 3, Oklahoma State 2, Clemson 2, Arizona State 2, North Texas 1, Bowling Green 1