Tom MurphyArkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR)
Twitter: @TomMurphyADG
About: Louisiana Tech graduate (1988) with MA in English; Covered nine head coaches in last 16 seasons at Alabama (1998-2007) and Arkansas (2007-13). Married with 3 children. Native of Atlanta, Ga.
 


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9

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Oct 23, 2016Week 9 Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Alabama (60)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1524
Points
2Washington
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1373
Points
3Michigan (1)
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1446
Points
4Clemson
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 31 Voters
1382
Points
5Louisville
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: 9 - Kirk Bohls
1276
Points
6Texas A&M
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Michael Bonner
Lowest: 19 - Matt Charboneau
1007
Points
7Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Josh Kendall
1143
Points
8Baylor
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
1063
Points
9West Virginia
6-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jeff Miller
997
Points
10Nebraska
7-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ed Johnson
1083
Points

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11Utah
7-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Josh Kendall
584
Points
12Wisconsin
5-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
980
Points
13Auburn
5-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
641
Points
14Florida
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Rob Long
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
654
Points
15Florida State
5-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
725
Points
16Oklahoma
5-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
626
Points
17Tennessee
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
572
Points
18LSU
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: NR - Nathan Deen
352
Points

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19Penn State
5-2Actual: 24
Highest: 10 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
193
Points

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20Boise State
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Matt Galloway
716
Points
21Virginia Tech
5-2Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Tony Parks
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
110
Points
22Navy
5-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
251
Points
23Washington State
5-2Actual: 26
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
84
Points
24Colorado
6-2Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
207
Points

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25Western Michigan
8-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
349
Points