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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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Jan 9, 2024Final Rankings Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Michigan (61)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Washington
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Jon Wilner
1459
Points
3Georgia
13-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Steven Johnson
1328
Points
4Texas
12-2Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 32 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1356
Points
5Alabama
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 7 - Matt Murschel
1321
Points
6Oregon
12-2Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 9 - Mike Barber
1175
Points
7Florida State
13-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1175
Points
8Missouri
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Matt Murschel
Lowest: 14 - Mike Niziolek
1092
Points
9Ole Miss
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: 14 - Dave Reardon
1030
Points
10Ohio State
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: 11 - 11 Voters
1006
Points
11LSU
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - James Williams
853
Points
12Notre Dame
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 11 - Chuck Landon
Lowest: 18 - Ron Counts
745
Points
13Arizona
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
861
Points
14Penn State
10-3Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 17 - Brett McMurphy
796
Points
15Tennessee
9-4Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
442
Points
16Oklahoma
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Steven Johnson
Lowest: 17 - 4 Voters
691
Points
17Oklahoma State
10-4Actual: 16
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
528
Points
18Kansas State
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Chuck Landon
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
402
Points
19Clemson
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
327
Points

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20USC
8-5Actual: 30
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
35
Points

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21Memphis
10-3Actual: 31
Highest: 20 - Marc Weiszer
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
32
Points
22Kansas
9-4Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
153
Points
23SMU
11-3Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Ron Counts
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
183
Points

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24Louisville
10-4Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - Jordan Crammer
398
Points
25Liberty
13-1Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Ron Counts
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
139
Points
Ranked Teams Not on Ballot: 21-NC State24-Iowa