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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Aug 20, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Clemson (18)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Bob Asmussen
1476
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2Alabama (42)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1505
Points
3Oklahoma
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 5 Voters
1173
Points
4Wisconsin (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 13 - Rachel Richlinski
1271
Points
5Washington
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Sam McKewon
1215
Points
6Georgia
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Mitch Vingle
1350
Points
7Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Sam McKewon
1027
Points
8Ohio State
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1256
Points
9Auburn
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - John Clay
Lowest: 16 - Chris Murray
1013
Points
10Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Rece Davis
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
804
Points
11Penn State
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 16 - Don Williams
1012
Points

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12West Virginia
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
511
Points
13Stanford
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Garland Gillen
778
Points

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14Virginia Tech
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
351
Points
15TCU
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
533
Points

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16Michigan State
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
877
Points
17Mississippi State
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
450
Points

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18Texas
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
216
Points
19UCF
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
312
Points

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20Michigan
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 4 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - Robert Cessna
773
Points
21Florida State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
384
Points

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22USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Don Williams
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
543
Points
23LSU
0-0Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Steve Virgen
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
106
Points
24Florida
0-0Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - Rachel Richlinski
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
68
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25Arkansas State
0-0Actual: 42
Highest: 25 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
1
Point