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College Football Rankings: LSU, Oklahoma On Top In Week 7 Polls

LSU, Oklahoma, and Alabama remain the cream of the crop in the 2011 football season with one week remaining before the initial BCS rankings.

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College Football Rankings: LSU Remains Atop AP Poll In Week 7

Oklahoma led the Week 7 USA Today coaches poll, but the Sooners are far from a consensus No. 1 in the college football rankings. LSU and Alabama both come before Oklahoma in the Week 7 AP Poll.

The Tigers routed Florida on Saturday, giving them four wins over ranked teams in the 2011 college football season, and minimally bolstered their lead on the Crimson Tide and Sooners in the Week 7 poll, now holding a 45-point advantage over Alabama after having a 38-point edge in Week 6.

But the bigger news may be that Florida and Florida State fell out of the top 25, making this week's AP Poll the first time that Florida, Florida State, and Miami have all been unranked in the AP Poll since the December 6, 1982 poll — a span of 473 weeks.

Here's the full Week 7 AP Poll top 25:


2 Alabama

3 Oklahoma

4 Wisconsin

5 Boise State

6 Oklahoma State

7 Stanford

8 Clemson

9 Oregon

10 Arkansas

11 Michigan

12 Georgia Tech

13 West Virginia

14 Nebraska

15 South Carolina

16 Illinois

17 Kansas State

18 Arizona State

19 Virginia Tech

20 Baylor

21 Texas A&M

22 Texas

23 Michigan State

24 Auburn

25 Houston


College Football Rankings: Week 7 USA Today Coaches Poll Has Oklahoma On Top

The first BCS rankings of the 2011 college football season are just one week away, meaning the college football rankings are going to be more important than ever very shortly. And Oklahoma topping the Week 7 USA Today coaches poll means the Sooners are in great shape for BCS success in 2011.

Oklahoma expanded its lead on No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Alabama after walloping Texas in the Red River Rivalry on Saturday, and leads the coaches poll for the second straight week. The Sooners can likely win out and head to the Big East for a berth in the BCS National Championship Game.

Elsewhere, both Florida and Florida State fell out of the top 25, making this the first time in almost three decades that Florida's big three schools -- Florida, Florida State, and Miami -- have all been outside the polls.

The USA Today coaches poll top 25 for Week 7:


1 Oklahoma




3 Alabama


4 Wisconsin


5 Stanford


6 Boise State


7 Oklahoma State


8 Clemson


9 Oregon


10 Michigan


11 Arkansas


12 Georgia Tech


13 South Carolina


14 Nebraska


15 Illinois


16 West Virginia 


17 Virginia Tech


18 Kansas State


19 Michigan State


20 Arizona State


21 Texas


22 Houston


23 Texas A&M


24 Baylor


25 Penn State


College Football Rankings, Sagarin Top 25: LSU, Oklahoma Gaining On Alabama

The Associated Press Top 25 won't be out until lunchtime, and the USA Today Coaches Poll doesn't come out until shortly before that. BCS standings? Not until next week. Right now, the best set of college football rankings we have is Jeff Sagarin's system. Next week, a neutered version of it will be included in the official BCS standings.

Sagarin's numbers like the Alabama Crimson Tide No. 1, though not quite by the same margin as last week. The LSU Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners form a triumvirate that's nearly three points ahead of the No. 4 Boise St. Broncos, with the No. 6 Oklahoma St. Cowboys another clear level down from the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers.

Among the computers' biggest disagreement with humans will likely be the No. 12, two-loss Florida Gators -- who've lost to the two best teams in the country -- along with the No. 13 Arizona St. Sun Devils, No. 15 Penn St. Nittany Lions and No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies.

Division I-AA teams are included, with FCS Top 25 No. 5 Wofford moving ahead of No. 1 Georgia Southern. (FCS polls come out Monday, by the way.)

The Week 6 Sagarin top 25, though 246 teams are ranked in total:


1 Alabama




3 Oklahoma


4 Boise State


5 Wisconsin


6 Oklahoma State


7 Stanford


8 Oregon


9 Clemson


10 Arkansas


11 Michigan


12 Florida


13 Arizona State


14 Texas


15 Penn State


16 Texas A&M


17 Georgia Tech


18 Nebraska


19 Illinois


20 West Virginia


21 Virginia Tech


22 South Carolina


23 Kansas State


24 Georgia


25 Auburn

Stay tuned for more college football rankings as they become available throughout the day.

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