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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Sep 23, 2018Week 5 Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Alabama (60)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1523
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2Georgia
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 29 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1422
Points
3Clemson (1)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 6 - Brett McMurphy
1409
Points
4Ohio State
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Kellis Robinett
1363
Points
5LSU
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 5 Voters
1238
Points

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6West Virginia
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 16 - Bill Landis
923
Points
7Oklahoma
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 10 - Gary Horowitz
1201
Points
8Auburn
3-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
987
Points
9Notre Dame
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Sam McKewon
1067
Points
10Stanford
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1143
Points
11Washington
3-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Chris Solari
Lowest: 17 - Jim Alexander
946
Points
12Penn State
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1001
Points
13Kentucky
4-0Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
541
Points
14UCF
3-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Garry Smits
Lowest: 21 - Soren Petro
727
Points
15Miami (FL)
3-1Actual: 16
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
571
Points
16Michigan
3-1Actual: 14
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Pat Dooley
698
Points
17Wisconsin
3-1Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Brett McMurphy
662
Points
18Duke
4-0Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
244
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19Virginia Tech
2-1Actual: 28
Highest: 12 - Neill Ostrout
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
55
Points
20Mississippi State
3-1Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
241
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21Colorado
3-0Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
83
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22North Carolina State
3-0Actual: 35
Highest: 19 - Andy Greder
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
28
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23Texas A&M
2-2Actual: 31
Highest: 18 - Andy Greder
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
41
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24Oregon
3-1Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
297
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25California
3-0Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Michael Lev
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
118
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