Week 5 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

For the fifth-straight week, Alabama holds on to the # 1 ranking in the CFRA poll.  The one tie in this week’s poll occurs at # 21 between the two brainiac universities of Northwestern and Stanford.  On the other hand, there are three major breaks of 20 or more points, and they exist between spots # 7 and 8 (South Carolina and Kansas State), # 11 and 12 (Florida and TCU), and # 19 and 20 (Mississippi State and Nebraska).

1.  Alabama (8)– 270 points

2.  Oregon (1)– 258 points

3.  Florida State– 244 points

4.  Georgia (1)– 236 points

5.  LSU (1)– 232 points

6.  West Virginia– 213 points

7.  South Carolina– 209 points

8.  Kansas State– 185 points

9.  Texas– 177 points

10.  Notre Dame– 172 points

11.  Florida- 167 points

12.  TCU– 138 points

13.  Clemson– 119 points

14.  Ohio State– 115 points

15.  Southern California– 96 points

16.  Louisville– 87 points

17.  Oregon State– 85 points

18.  Oklahoma– 82 points

19.  Mississippi State– 79 points

20.  Nebraska– 55 points

21.  Northwestern– 49 points

21.  Stanford– 49 points

23.  Cincinnati– 39 points

24.  Rutgers– 37 points

25.  Boise State– 32 points

Others Receiving Votes: Ohio 28, Louisiana Tech 26, Texas A & M 15, UCLA 12, Washington 11, Michigan 11, Baylor 10, Miami-FL 8, Texas Tech 7, UTSA 7, Michigan State 4, Northern Illinois 3, Duke 3, Arizona State 2, Tennessee 1, Brigham Young 1, Wisconsin 1

Dropped Out: Michigan State 21, Baylor 22, Ohio 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Georgia (4), West Virginia (6), TCU (12), Clemson (13), Northwestern (21).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: LSU (5), South Carolina (7), Southern California (15), Oklahoma (18), Stanford (21), Rutgers (24), Texas Tech (NR), UCLA (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Oregon (2).

Week 4 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

For the second-straight week, twenty-six teams crack this week’s CFRA poll, as we have a tie at # 25 between Boise State and Ohio.  There is one other tie this week and it is at # 8 between two unbeaten squads who recently pulled off major upsets (Stanford and Kansas State).  On the other hand, there are also three major breaks in this week’s poll, and they exist between spots # 5 and 6 (Georgia and South Carolina), # 13 and 14 (TCU and Southern California), and # 18 and 19 (Oklahoma and Mississippi State).

1.  Alabama (10)– 297 points

2.  Oregon (1)– 284 points

3.  LSU (1)– 268 points

4.  Florida State– 264 points

5.  Georgia– 251 points

6.  South Carolina– 227 points

7.  West Virginia– 225 points

8.  Kansas State– 196 points

8.  Stanford– 196 points

10.  Notre Dame– 181 points

11.  Texas- 178 points

12.  Florida– 162 points

13.  TCU– 146 points

14.  Southern California– 113 points

15.  Ohio State– 112 points

16.  Clemson– 107 points

17.  Louisville– 101 points

18.  Oklahoma– 99 points

19.  Mississippi State– 70 points

20.  Oregon State– 54 points

21.  Michigan State– 50 points

22.  Baylor– 46 points

23.  Northwestern– 32 points

24.  Nebraska– 31 points

25.  Boise State– 29 points

25.  Ohio– 29 points

Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 27, Rutgers 26, Michigan 20, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma State 14, Virginia Tech 12, Texas A & M 9, Louisiana Tech 8, UCLA 6, Texas Tech 4, NC State 4, Cincinnati 4, Iowa State 3

Dropped Out: Michigan 19, UCLA 20, Arizona 22, Wisconsin 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: TCU (13), Baylor (22), Northwestern (23), Ohio (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Southern California (14), Oklahoma (18), Michigan State (21), Nebraska (24), Rutgers (NR), Virginia Tech (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Oregon (2), LSU (3), Florida State (4), Georgia (5), South Carolina (6).

Week 3 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

For the first-time this season, there are 26 teams included in this week’s CFRA poll, as we have a tie at # 25 between Boise State and Wisconsin.  There are no other ties in this week’s poll, but there are three major breaks of 20 or more points.  They exist between spots # 3 and 4 (Oregon and Florida State), # 9 and 10 (Clemson and Texas), and # 11 and 12 (Stanford and Notre Dame).

1.  Alabama (9)– 272 points

2.  LSU (1)– 259 points

3.  Oregon– 249 points

4.  Florida State– 229 points

5.  Georgia– 222 points

6.  West Virginia– 210 points

7.  Oklahoma– 203 points

8.  South Carolina– 195 points

9.  Clemson– 185 points

10.  Texas– 156 points

11.  Stanford- 155 points

12.  Notre Dame– 131 points

13.  Florida– 122 points

14.  Ohio State– 120 points

15.  TCU– 111 points

16.  Southern California– 104 points

17.  Kansas State– 102 points

18.  Louisville– 84 points

19.  Michigan– 73 points

20.  UCLA– 61 points

21.  Michigan State– 55 points

22.  Arizona– 52 points

23.  Mississippi State– 38 points

24.  Baylor– 32 points

25.  Boise State– 23 points

25.  Wisconsin– 23 points

Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska 21, Ohio 20, Northwestern 16, Oklahoma State 12, Texas A & M 7, Virginia Tech 6, Oregon State 5, Georgia Tech 5, Ole Miss 5, Tennessee 4, Cincinnati 3, UL-Monroe 3, Louisiana Tech 1, Missouri 1, Rutgers 1

Dropped Out: Virginia Tech 12, Tennessee 21

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: West Virginia (6), Florida (13), TCU (15).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Oklahoma (7), Southern California (16), Kansas State (17), Michigan (19), UCLA (20), Nebraska (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), LSU (2), Oregon (3), Florida State (4), Mississippi State (23).

Week 2 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

Alabama retains the # 1 spot in this week’s CFRA poll, and teams 2-4 also remain unchanged from week 1.  However, there are two very interesting ties in this week’s poll.  The first is at # 5 where Florida State has risen to enter into a deadlock with Oklahoma.  Shockingly, this week’s AP poll contains the exact same tie at # 15.   The other CFRA tie is between two bitter in-state rivals, as South Carolina and Clemson share the # 9 spot in this week’s poll.

1.  Alabama (7)– 293 points

2.  Southern California (4)– 283 points

3.  LSU (1)– 280 points

4.  Oregon– 263 points

5.  Florida State– 234 points

5.  Oklahoma– 234 points

7.  Georgia– 228 points

8.  West Virginia– 216 points

9.  Clemson– 188 points

9.  South Carolina– 188 points

11.  Michigan State– 168 points

12.  Virginia Tech– 157 points

13.  Texas– 150 points

14.  Kansas State– 119 points

15.  TCU– 117 points

16.  Ohio State– 116 points

17.  Florida– 96 points

18.  Notre Dame– 80 points

19.  Stanford– 68 points

20.  Louisville– 66 points

21.  Tennessee– 49 points

22.  Michigan– 47 points

23.  UCLA– 45 points

24.  Baylor– 37 points

25.  Arizona– 30 points

Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 22, Wisconsin 22, Mississippi State 16, Brigham Young 15, Georgia Tech 12, Ohio 11, Arkansas 9, Cincinnati 8, Nebraska 6, Northwestern 5, Missouri 4, Oregon State 4, UL-Monroe 4, Arizona State 3, Utah State 2, Oklahoma State 2, USF 1, Virginia 1, Wake Forest 1

Dropped Out: Arkansas 7, Wisconsin 13, Nebraska 14, Oklahoma State 17

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Clemson (9), Virginia Tech (12), Notre Dame (18), Tennessee (21).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Michigan State (11), Michigan (22), Baylor (24), Arkansas (NR), Nebraska (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Oregon (4), Oklahoma (5), Georgia (7).

Week 1 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

We’re just one week into this year’s college football season and we already have a change at the top of the poll.  As a result of their blowout victory over Michigan, Alabama has overtaken Southern California for the top spot in this week’s rankings.  There is one tie in this week’s poll and it is a three-way deadlock between Florida, Louisville, and Stanford for the final 3 spots in the top 25.  Moreover, there is one major break of 40 or more points, and it is between the # 9 and 10 spots (West Virginia and South Carolina).

1.  Alabama (5)– 267 points

2.  Southern California (5)– 266 points

3.  LSU (1)– 251 points

4.  Oregon– 239 points

5.  Oklahoma– 210 points

6.  Florida State– 209 points

7.  Arkansas– 192 points

8.  Georgia– 190 points

9.  West Virginia– 187 points

10.  South Carolina– 145 points

11.  Michigan State– 144 points

12.  Clemson– 139 points

13.  Wisconsin– 132 points

14.  Nebraska– 119 points

15.  Virginia Tech– 116 points

16.  Texas– 113 points

17.  Oklahoma State– 103 points

18.  TCU– 83 points

19.  Ohio State– 82 points

20.  Michigan– 68 points

21.  Kansas State– 54 points

22.  Notre Dame– 40 points

23.  Florida– 38 points

23.  Louisville– 38 points

23.  Stanford– 38 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Baylor 25, Iowa 17, Tennessee 17, Washington 13, Boise State 12, Missouri 11, Texas A & M 6, Utah 3, Ohio 2, Nevada 2, Brigham Young 2, Cincinnati 1, Georgia Tech

Dropped Out: Boise State 21