Published 1:03 PM EDT Oct 14, 2018
Week 7 produced significant chaos in college football, resulting in considerable shuffling in the Amway Coaches Poll.
Top-ranked Alabama retained the No. 1 spot, but even the Crimson Tide got a scare. The result of their game against Missouri wasn’t in doubt, and they still have all but three of the 64 first-place votes. But Heisman favorite Tua Tagovailoa left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury that coach Nick Saban later described as a tweak. For now, at least, all seems well in Tuscaloosa.
Ohio State moves up to No. 2, retaining one first-place nod, after a home win against Minnesota. Clemson, which had the weekend off, climbs back to No. 3 and has the remaining two firsts. Notre Dame avoided the upset bug with a late touchdown to get by Pittsburgh and is now No. 4.
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Stock up: LSU. The biggest winner of the weekend, the Tigers vault all the way up to No. 5 from the 12 spot after decisively defeating …
Stock down: Georgia. The Bulldogs aren’t out of the SEC title hunt and playoff race by any means, but their loss at LSU knocks them down four places to No. 6.
Stock up: Michigan. The Wolverines leap six places to No. 7, their highest point since dropping their season opener at Notre Dame, after taking down …
Stock down: Wisconsin. The Badgers’ bad day in the Big House sends them tumbling nine positions to No. 19.
Stock up: Oregon. The Ducks didn’t quite crack the top 10, but their No. 11 spot is a gain of six positions on the heels of their overtime thriller against ...
Stock down: Washington. The Huskies’ second loss of the season knocks them down seven slots to No. 14.
New kids on the block: No. 22 Iowa, No. 23 Washington State.
College dropouts: Miami (Fla.), Auburn.