Week 5 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Alabama (8)– 272 points

2.  Oregon (2)- 260 points

3.  Ohio State (1)– 247 points

4.  Clemson– 236 points

5.  Stanford– 231 points

6.  Florida State– 210 points

7.  Louisville– 198 points

8.  Georgia- 189 points

9.  Oklahoma– 186 points

10.  Texas A & M– 159 points

11.  LSU– 155 points

12.  Miami (FL)– 136 points

13.  South Carolina– 131 points

14.  UCLA– 130 points

15.  Washington– 125 points

16.  Northwestern– 110 points

17.  Michigan– 102 points

18.  Baylor– 100 points

19.  Texas Tech– 67 points

20.  Florida– 66 points

21.  Ole Miss– 36 points

22.  Fresno State– 33 points

22.  Maryland– 33 points

24.  Oklahoma State– 32 points

25.  Missouri– 27 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Northern Illinois 24, Arizona State 23, Virginia Tech 13, Houston 11, UCF 9, Notre Dame 8, Wisconsin 7, Arizona 4, Utah State 2, Nebraska 2, Arkansas 1

Dropped Out:  Notre Dame 22, UCF 24, Arizona 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  Florida State (6), Oklahoma (9), Miami-FL (12), Texas Tech (19), Ole Miss (21), Maryland (23), Missouri (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  Georgia (8), Texas A & M (10), UCLA (14), Baylor (18), Florida (20), Oklahoma State (24), Arizona State (NR), Nebraska (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches):  Alabama (1), Oregon (2), Stanford (5), Louisville (7).

Week 4 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

Despite the fact that only two top 25 teams fell this past weekend, we do have one change to the CFRA top 5, as Stanford and LSU now share the # 5 spot.

1.  Alabama (9)– 297 points

2.  Oregon (2)- 283 points

3.  Ohio State (1)– 275 points

4.  Clemson– 258 points

5.  LSU– 237 points

5.  Stanford– 237 points

7.  Florida State– 222 points

8.  Louisville– 216 points

9.  Oklahoma State– 179 points

10.  Georgia– 175 points

11.  Oklahoma– 174 points

12.  Texas A & M– 166 points

13.  South Carolina– 136 points

14.  UCLA– 126 points

15.  Michigan– 121 points

16.  Miami (FL)– 120 points

17.  Northwestern– 110 points

18.  Washington– 99 points

19.  Ole Miss– 96 points

20.  Baylor– 79 points

21.  Florida– 53 points

22.  Notre Dame– 43 points

23.  Texas Tech– 36 points

24.  UCF– 32 points

25.  Arizona– 25 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Fresno State 24, Georgia Tech 19, Wisconsin 16, Maryland 15, Northern Illinois 9, Arizona State 8, Missouri 6, Arkansas 4, Minnesota 2, Nebraska 2, Utah State 1

Dropped Out:  Arizona State 22, Michigan State 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  LSU (5), Florida State (7), Oklahoma State (9), Oklahoma (11), Michigan (15), Ole Miss (19), Texas Tech (23), UCF (24), Arizona (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  Louisville (8), Texas A & M (12), Miami-FL (16), Baylor (20), Florida (21), Wisconsin (NR), Fresno State (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches):  Alabama (1), Oregon (2), Stanford (5), Notre Dame (22).

Week 3 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

The tight battle between Ohio State and Clemson for the # 3 spot in the CFRA poll continues for the third straight week, as the Buckeyes reclaim their narrow lead over the Tigers. Also, LSU makes a huge leap past Texas A & M, Louisville, and and Stanford to grab a spot in this week’s top 5.

1.  Alabama (9)- 297 points

2.  Oregon (2)– 284 points

3.  Ohio State (1)- 270 points

4.  Clemson- 264 points

5.  LSU- 233 points

6.  Stanford- 230 points

7.  Florida State- 221 points

8.  Louisville- 217 points

9.  Georgia- 186 points

10.  Oklahoma State– 181 points

11.  Oklahoma– 169 points

12.  Texas A & M– 164 points

13.  South Carolina– 148 points

14.  Michigan– 138 points

15.  UCLA– 117 points

16.  Miami (FL)- 112 points

17.  Northwestern– 102 points

18.  Ole Miss– 93 points

19.  Washington– 87 points

20.  Florida– 63 points

21.  Baylor– 62 points

22.  Arizona State– 48 points

23.  Notre Dame– 38 points

24.  Arizona– 27 points

25.  Michigan State– 26 points

Others Receiving Votes:  Texas Tech 24, UCF 22, Fresno State 20, Wisconsin 19, Georgia Tech 13, Auburn 10, Northern Illinois 9, Nebraska 2, Arkansas 2, Houston 1, Boise State 1

Dropped Out:  Wisconsin 17, Nebraska 20, TCU 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  LSU (5), Florida State (7), Oklahoma State (10), Oklahoma (11), Ole Miss (18), Arizona State (22), Arizona (24).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls:  Stanford (6), Louisville (8), Texas A & M (12), Florida (20), Baylor (21), Notre Dame (23), Fresno State (NR).

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

Week 2 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

There is no change at the top of the CFRA, as Alabama and Oregon retain the top two spots in this week’s poll.  Clemson, however, has managed to move ahead of Ohio State for the # 3 spot and Stanford moved up to take # 5 following South Carolina’s disappointing loss to Georgia.  There is also one major break of 25 or more points in this week’s poll, and it occurs between Oklahoma and Miami at 14 and 15.  Moreover, there appears to be a unanimous top 25 at this point in the season, as the exact same 25 teams are ranked in all three major human polls (AP, Coaches, and CFRA).

1.  Alabama (10)- 297 points

2.  Oregon– 276 points

3.  Clemson (1)- 263 points

4.  Ohio State (1)- 262 points

5.  Stanford– 247 points

6.  Louisville– 231 points

7.  Texas A & M– 223 points

8.  LSU– 210 points

9.  Florida State– 203 points

10.  Michigan– 188 points

11.  Georgia– 183 points

12.  Oklahoma State– 175 points

13.  South Carolina– 153 points

14.  Oklahoma– 142 points

15.  Miami (FL)- 105 points

16.  UCLA– 93 points

17.  Wisconsin– 89 points

18.  Northwestern– 88 points

19.  Washington– 70 points

20.  Nebraska– 67 points

21.  Florida– 66 points

22.  Baylor– 61 points

23.  Ole Miss– 44 points

24.  Notre Dame– 31 points

25.  TCU– 29 points

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 21, Fresno State 17, Michigan State 12, UCF 9, Texas Tech 8, Arizona 7, Northern Illinois 6, Bowling Green 6, Georgia Tech 5, Brigham Young 5, Arkansas 3, Texas 2, Tennessee 1, Houston 1, Utah 1

Dropped Out: Texas 17, Southern California 22

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Louisville (6), Michigan (10), Wisconsin (17), Ole Miss (23).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Texas A & M (7), Georgia (11), Northwestern (18), Florida (21), Notre Dame (24).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Oregon (2), LSU (8), Baylor (22), TCU (25).

Week 1 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

College football season is now underway, and the College Football Researchers Association Top 25 is the first major poll to be published following the week 1 slate of games. Alabama once again stands atop the poll gathering all but two first-place votes. However, there are several other shakeups near the top of these rankings. First of all, there is a new # 2, as Oregon jumps Ohio State despite receiving 24 less points than the Buckeyes in the preseason poll. Secondly, there is now a tie at # 3 between Clemson and Ohio State. The other tie in this week’s poll is between UCLA and Northwestern at the 19 spot. There is also a massive 54-point break in this week’s poll occurring between Texas (# 17) and Wisconsin (# 18). Here are this week’s rankings:

1. Alabama (10)– 321 points

2. Oregon– 290 points

3. Clemson– 280 points

3. Ohio State (1)– 280 points

5. South Carolina– 274 points

6. Stanford– 264 points

7. Louisville (1)– 244 points

8. Texas A & M– 231 points

9. LSU– 205 points

10. Florida State– 196 points

11. Florida– 195 points

12. Oklahoma State– 171 points

13. Michigan– 165 points

14. Georgia– 60 points

15. Oklahoma– 153 points

16. Notre Dame– 128 points

17. Texas– 125 points

18. Wisconsin– 71 points

19. UCLA– 68 points

19. Northwestern– 68 points

21. Washington– 63 points

22. Southern California– 60 points

23. Nebraska– 55 points

24. Miami (FL)– 35 points

25. TCU– 24 points

 

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 20, Baylor 20, Ole Miss 15, Fresno State 9, Cincinnati 7, UCF 7, Texas Tech 6, Oregon State 6, Georgia Tech 3, Michigan State 3, Northern Illinois 2, Arizona 1

Dropped Out: Boise State 20, Oregon State 23