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College Football Rankings Week 8: One Lone AP Voter Still Holding Hope

Week 8 is out. No change for the Hoos, who sat back with a bye this week.

Scott Halleran

We Virginia fans had the luxury of sitting back and watching the college football world slowly succumb to Mississippi State, the news kings of the game, as they now sit in the No. 1 spot in both the AP and Coaches Polls. The rest of the top five is rounded out by Florida State, Ole Miss, Baylor and Notre Dame in both polls.

I'm a little surprised Notre Dame didn't drop any after a weak performance against the Tar Heels this past weekend. But scrolling down to the more pertinent portions of the poll...the bottom... Georgia Tech drops out after losing to Duke this past weekend, as does UCLA. Duke is on the fringe of the polls, but should simmer down after Virginia beats them next week.

Despite being THIS close (fingers pinched together, very closely) to defeating Clemson in Death Valley, voters lose confidence in Louisville, as they're no longer picking up votes in the Coaches Poll and is down to just seven (from 36) in the AP.

Virginia still has just the one AP vote and no Coaches votes. Here's the full list:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Ole Miss
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State
4 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
6 Auburn Michigan State Alabama
7 Alabama Alabama Georgia
8 Michigan State Auburn TCU
9 Oregon Oregon Texas A&M
10 Georgia Georgia Oregon
11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Florida State
13 Ohio State Ohio State Notre Dame
14 Kansas State Kansas State Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Ohio State
16 Arizona East Carolina Stanford
17 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
18 East Carolina Arizona State Clemson
19 Nebraska Nebraska Florida
20 Utah Stanford UCLA
21 Texas A&M Texas A&M USC
22 USC Clemson Tennessee
23 Stanford Utah Utah
24 Clemson Marshall Nebraska
25 Marshall USC Arkansas
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit

Coaches Poll Others Receiving Votes: UCLA 116, LSU 80, Minnesota 78, Duke 70, Washington 70, Kentucky 37, Wisconsin 34, West Virginia 17, Iowa 15, Georgia Tech 14, Oregon State 10, Colorado State 5, Missouri 5, BYU 2, Rutgers 1

AP Poll Others Receiving Votes: UCLA 110, LSU 67, Duke 45, Kentucky 36, Minnesota 36, West Virginia 27, Washington 22, Georgia Tech 11, Arkansas 10, Louisville 7, Rutgers 7, Iowa 6, Colorado St. 3, N. Dakota St. 3, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin 1