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College football rankings, Week 7: South Carolina, Florida, West Virginia fill out top five

Week 7's college football rankings see three teams leaving the AP Top 25, replaced by South Carolina, Florida and West Virginia. The complete Top 25 will be right here shortly.

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BlogPoll: Bama slipping; 'Cocks, Gators surging

Alabama's grasp of No. 1 in the BlogPoll, viselike in previous weeks, is slipping. And it's a couple of SEC East schools making their charge at the throne.

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The teams that control their BCS destinies

One week away from the release of 2012's first BCS standings, the top 10 gets a major shakeup as the Harris Poll makes its debut.

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Alabama, Oregon atop debut Harris Poll

The Harris Interactive College Football Poll was released Sunday, its first release of the year. The Harris factors into the BCS, which comes out for the first time next week.

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Coaches Poll sees South Carolina, WVU, KSU move up

After a weekend when three of the top-five teams went down, there are big changes in the Coaches Poll for Week 7.

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Computer rankings have Alabama and Florida at top

The first edition of the BCS rankings for the 2012 season will be released after the completion of the eighth week of play. The BCS looks at the Harris Poll, the AP Coaches Poll, and various computer rankings in their formula to rank teams.

One of the computer rankings used is the ELO Chess rating system. Jeff Sagarin of the USA Today uses them in his weekly football ratings, and it should come as no surprise that Alabama tops the list. The computer also really likes Florida, with Ohio State currently sitting third. The top 15 teams according to the ELO Chess formula can be found below:

  1. Alabama - 95.17
  2. Florida - 94.70
  3. Ohio State - 90.82
  4. South Carolina - 90.78
  5. Notre Dame - 90.11
  6. Oregon - 90.08
  7. Kansas State - 89.72
  8. West Virginia - 89.70
  9. LSU - 89.51
  10. Stanford - 87.23
  11. USC - 86.97
  12. Oregon State - 86.39
  13. Georgia - 86.04
  14. Texas - 85.23
  15. Oklahoma - 84.83

The first edition of the BCS rankings will be released on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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AP Top 25 shaken up after big weekend of football

There is massive shakeup in the Week 7 AP poll, as eight ranked teams went down this weekend.

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The Top 25 reviewed after catastrophic Saturday

Three of the top five and five of the top 15 college football teams lost in Week 7, meaning full-blown rankings haywire is on the way a week ahead of the year's first BCS standings. The AP and Coaches polls are coming out right here.

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