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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 16, 2022Week 8 Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Georgia (31)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 31 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1530
Points
2Ohio State (17)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1509
Points
3Michigan
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: 7 - Joe Giglio
1384
Points
4Tennessee (15)
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Mike Berardino
1474
Points
5Clemson
7-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 6 - 4 Voters
1336
Points
6Alabama
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: 9 - 4 Voters
1232
Points
7Ole Miss
7-0Actual: 7
Highest: 6 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Michael Lev
1173
Points
8TCU
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Don Williams
1166
Points
9USC
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Nathan Baird
861
Points
10Oklahoma State
5-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Ron Counts
913
Points
11Oregon
5-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: 15 - Kirk Bohls
953
Points
12UCLA
6-0Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Mike Berardino
1048
Points
13Syracuse
6-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Matt Baker
751
Points
14Wake Forest
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 17 - 3 Voters
790
Points
15Kansas State
5-1Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Kirk Kenney
599
Points
16Utah
5-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
715
Points
17Penn State
5-1Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Adam Cole
Lowest: 20 - 5 Voters
629
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
18NC State
5-2Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
155
Points
19Kentucky
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
414
Points
20Illinois
6-1Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - Nate Mink
433
Points
21Cincinnati
5-1Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
321
Points
22North Carolina
6-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Joe Giglio
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
210
Points
23LSU
5-2Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
87
Points
24Texas
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Rece Davis
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
368
Points
25Mississippi State
5-2Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
150
Points