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 22, 2019Week 5 Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Clemson (55)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 7 Voters
1543
Points
2Alabama (6)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Alex Schiffer
1485
Points
3LSU
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Dave Reardon
1344
Points
4Oklahoma
3-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1283
Points
5Georgia (1)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 6 - Mark Whicker
1400
Points
6Ohio State
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Mark Whicker
1288
Points
7Auburn
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Bryce Miller
1169
Points
8Wisconsin
3-0Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1071
Points
9Florida
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 14 - Andy Greder
1022
Points
10Penn State
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 18 - Mark Whicker
848
Points
11Notre Dame
2-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 15 - Dave Reardon
989
Points
12Texas
3-1Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Adam Zucker
968
Points
13Oregon
3-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Michael Vega
839
Points
14Iowa
3-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: 22 - Michael Lev
714
Points
15California
4-0Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - Davis Potter
547
Points
16Boise State
4-0Actual: 16
Highest: 13 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
524
Points

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17Kansas State
3-0Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Mark Whicker
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
230
Points
18UCF
3-1Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
252
Points
19Utah
3-1Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Mark Whicker
426
Points
20Washington
3-1Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
498
Points
21Virginia
4-0Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Soren Petro
430
Points
22USC
3-1Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
257
Points
23Wake Forest
4-0Actual: 26
Highest: 18 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
73
Points

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24Memphis
3-0Actual: 30
Highest: 17 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
42
Points
25Southern Methodist
4-0Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - Michael Vega
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
55
Points