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 16, 2021Pre-Season Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Alabama (47)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Ben Portnoy
1548
Points
2Clemson (6)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1447
Points
3Oklahoma (6)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1462
Points
4Ohio State (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
1393
Points
5Georgia (3)
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 6 Voters
1364
Points

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6Oregon
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Sam McKewon
968
Points
7Cincinnati
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Nathan Baird
1014
Points
8Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1223
Points
9Iowa State
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Nathan Baird
1160
Points
10Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 20 - Don Williams
1009
Points
11North Carolina
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
999
Points
12Florida
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
728
Points
13Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
663
Points
14Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - Kirk Bohls
743
Points
15Iowa
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
513
Points
16LSU
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Jonas Pope
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
631
Points
17Penn State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
456
Points
18USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
660
Points
19Texas
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
350
Points

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20BYU
0-0Actual: 36
Highest: 20 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 62 Voters
6
Points
21Indiana
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
549
Points
22Coastal Carolina
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 10 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
232
Points
23Arizona State
0-0Actual: 25
Highest: 13 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
125
Points
24Washington
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Garland Gillen
449
Points
25Oklahoma State
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Marc Weiszer
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
107
Points