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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Oct 24, 2021Week 9 Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Georgia
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 63 Voters
1575
Points
2Alabama
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Ron Counts
1417
Points
3Cincinnati
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 41 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 3 Voters
1477
Points
4Ohio State
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 8 Voters
1311
Points
5Oklahoma
8-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1383
Points
6Michigan
7-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 10 - Nate Mink
1270
Points
7Ole Miss
6-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1034
Points
8Oregon
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1165
Points
9Iowa
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: 16 - Jack Ebling
1035
Points
10Notre Dame
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 17 - Nathan Baird
922
Points
11Michigan State
7-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1160
Points
12Wake Forest
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Nathan Baird
801
Points
13Kentucky
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: 18 - Ben Portnoy
849
Points
14Texas A&M
6-2Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
700
Points

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15Penn State
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
471
Points
16Baylor
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: 23 - Ben Portnoy
513
Points
17Auburn
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Bryce Miller
481
Points

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18UTSA
8-0Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
235
Points
19Oklahoma State
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
682
Points
20Coastal Carolina
6-1Actual: 24
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
132
Points
21Southern Methodist
7-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
473
Points

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22Pittsburgh
6-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Matt Baker
Lowest: 23 - Scott Richey
510
Points
23San Diego State
7-0Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: 24 - 5 Voters
390
Points
24Iowa State
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - Pete Martini
298
Points

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25Oregon State
5-2Actual: 31
Highest: 22 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 59 Voters
7
Points