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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Western Michigan BroncosWestern MichiganRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Utah State AggiesUtah StateRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.

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Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi StateRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 57 weeks.
Arkansas RazorbacksArkansasRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 13 weeks.
East Carolina PiratesEast CarolinaRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsWake ForestRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 8 weeks.
Air Force FalconsAir ForceRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Louisiana Tech BulldogsLouisiana TechRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Troy TrojansTroyRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Tulane Green WaveTulaneRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Auburn TigersAuburnRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 82 weeks.
Florida GatorsFloridaRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 66 weeks.
UCF KnightsUCFRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 35 weeks.
Miami (FL) HurricanesMiami (FL)Ranked 1 spots ABOVE average over 34 weeks.
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia TechRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 33 weeks.
Duke Blue DevilsDukeRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 19 weeks.
Kentucky WildcatsKentuckyRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
California Golden BearsCaliforniaRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
South Carolina GamecocksSouth CarolinaRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 8 weeks.
Maryland TerrapinsMarylandRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Indiana HoosiersIndianaRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Western Kentucky HIlltoppersWestern KentuckyRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Arkansas State Red WolvesArkansas StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Alabama Crimson TideAlabamaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 107 weeks.
Clemson TigersClemsonRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 104 weeks.
Oklahoma SoonersOklahomaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 101 weeks.
LSU TigersLSURanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 97 weeks.
Georgia BulldogsGeorgiaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 92 weeks.
Utah UtesUtahRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 72 weeks.
Baylor BearsBaylorRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 64 weeks.
TCU Horned FrogsTCURanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 62 weeks.
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&MRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 60 weeks.
Penn State Nittany LionsPenn StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 57 weeks.
West Virginia MountaineersWest VirginiaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 44 weeks.
Kansas State WildcatsKansas StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 36 weeks.
Memphis TigersMemphisRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 35 weeks.
Louisville CardinalsLouisvilleRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 32 weeks.
Missouri TigersMissouriRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 27 weeks.
North Carolina State WolfpackNorth Carolina StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 20 weeks.
Marshall Thundering HerdMarshallRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 19 weeks.
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsGeorgia TechRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 18 weeks.
Navy MidshipmenNavyRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 17 weeks.
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnatiRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Colorado BuffaloesColoradoRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 14 weeks.
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesotaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 14 weeks.
Pittsburgh PanthersPittsburghRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas TechRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 107 weeks.
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsinRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 85 weeks.
Michigan State SpartansMichigan StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 71 weeks.
Oregon DucksOregonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 65 weeks.
Florida State SeminolesFlorida StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 64 weeks.
Washington HuskiesWashingtonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 58 weeks.
Oklahoma State CowboysOklahoma StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 57 weeks.
Ole Miss RebelsOle MissRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 51 weeks.
Nebraska CornhuskersNebraskaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 37 weeks.
Washington State CougarsWashington StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 36 weeks.
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 35 weeks.
Arizona WildcatsArizonaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 26 weeks.
Northwestern WildcatsNorthwesternRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 21 weeks.
North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth CarolinaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 18 weeks.
Tennessee VolunteersTennesseeRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 17 weeks.
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Southern Methodist MustangsSouthern MethodistRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 11 weeks.
Appalachian State MountaineersAppalachian StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 11 weeks.
Syracuse OrangeSyracuseRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Virginia CavaliersVirginiaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
Army West Point Black KnightsArmy West PointRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.
Fresno State BulldogsFresno StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 6 weeks.
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre DameRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 84 weeks.
Michigan WolverinesMichiganRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 70 weeks.
Stanford CardinalStanfordRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 57 weeks.
USC TrojansUSCRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 53 weeks.
Boise State BroncosBoise StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 46 weeks.
UCLA BruinsUCLARanked 2 spots BELOW average over 39 weeks.
Iowa HawkeyesIowaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 39 weeks.
Texas LonghornsTexasRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 28 weeks.
South Florida BullsSouth FloridaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 23 weeks.
Iowa State CyclonesIowa StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 11 weeks.
BYU CougarsBYURanked 2 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Toledo RocketsToledoRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
Temple OwlsTempleRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
Colorado State RamsColorado StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
Boston College EaglesBoston CollegeRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 4 weeks.
Houston CougarsHoustonRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 20 weeks.