Week 4 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

This week’s CFRA Poll is one of the wildest we have had since the organization’s re-emergence in 2009.  First of all, we have a new # 1 ranked team that no other major poll has.  That’s right, the Ole Miss Rebels have jumped the Ohio State Buckeyes for the top spot in this week’s CFRA top 25.  Furthermore, the Rebels have attained the top spot without garnering a single first-place vote!  Six different teams were ranked # 1 by at least one voter but Ole Miss was not one of those squads.  Without further ado, here are this week’s wild and wacky rankings.

1.  Ole Miss– 187 points

2.  Ohio State (3)– 181 points

3.  TCU (2)– 175 points

4.  Michigan State– 173 points

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5.  Georgia (1)– 159 points

6.  UCLA (1)- 145 points

6.  Baylor– 145 points

8.  Notre Dame– 143 points

9.  LSU– 140 points

10. Florida State– 130 points

11. Clemson– 123 points

12. Utah (1)– 117 points

13. Oklahoma– 100 points

14. Alabama– 91 points

15. Texas A & M– 90 points

16. Northwestern– 86 points

17. Oklahoma State– 47 points

18. Southern California– 39 points

18. Stanford– 39 points

20. Wisconsin– 31 points

21. Temple– 30 points

22. California– 28 points

23. Florida– 27 points

24. West Virginia– 25 points

25. Iowa– 18 points

Others Receiving Votes: Mississippi State 17, NC State 17, Boise State 17, Memphis 16, Toledo 12, Houston 11, Navy 8, Duke 8, Michigan 6, Oregon 5, Brigham Young 4, Texas Tech 3, Arizona 3, Indiana 2, Kentucky 2

Dropped Out: Oregon 15, Arizona 16, Brigham Young 19, Missouri 20, Georgia Tech 22

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Ole Miss (1), Georgia (5), UCLA (6), Oklahoma (13), Oklahoma State (17), Temple (21), California (22), Iowa (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Ohio State (2), Michigan State (4), Baylor (6), Notre Dame (8), Alabama (14), Southern California (18), Wisconsin (20), West Virginia (24), Oregon (NR), Mississippi State (NR), Michigan (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): None.

Week 3 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Ohio State (5)– 261 points

2.  TCU (3)– 255 points

3.  Michigan State– 242 points

4.  Ole Miss– 238 points

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5.  Georgia– 220 points

6.  Baylor- 201 points

7.  Notre Dame– 199 points

8.  LSU– 196 points

9.  Florida State– 187 points

10. Oklahoma– 155 points

10. UCLA– 155 points

12. Clemson– 153 points

13. Texas A & M– 132 points

14. Alabama– 128 points

15. Oregon– 126 points

16. Arizona– 85 points

17. Northwestern– 80 points

18. Utah– 58 points

19. Brigham Young– 52 points

20. Missouri– 49 points

21. Southern California– 41 points

22. Georgia Tech– 40 points

22. Wisconsin– 40 points

24. Oklahoma State– 37 points

25. Temple– 27 points

Others Receiving Votes: Stanford 20, Texas Tech 17, Mississippi State 17, Arizona State 17, Memphis 15, Boise State 14, Auburn 13, California 12, Iowa 12, Tennessee 10, NC State 10, Northern Illinois 10, Kansas State 8, Toledo 7, Houston 7, Navy 6, West Virginia 6, Miami-FL 4, Virginia Tech 1

Dropped Out: Auburn 18, Duke 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Georgia (5), Oklahoma (10), Texas A & M (13), BYU (19), Missouri (20), Temple (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Baylor (6), Clemson (12), Alabama (14), Oregon (15), Southern California (21), Georgia Tech (22), Stanford (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Ohio State (1), Arizona (16).

Week 2 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Ohio State (9)– 273 points

2.  TCU (2)– 259 points

3.  Alabama– 242 points

4.  Michigan State– 238 points

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5.  Baylor– 204 points

6.  Georgia- 195 points

7.  Southern California– 177 points

8.  Florida State– 175 points

9.  LSU– 167 points

10. UCLA– 165 points

11. Notre Dame– 158 points

12. Clemson– 157 points

13. Oklahoma– 137 points

14. Texas A & M– 119 points

14. Georgia Tech– 119 points

16. Ole Miss– 117 points

17. Oregon– 116 points

18. Auburn– 91 points

19. Brigham Young– 87 points

20. Missouri– 57 points

21. Arizona– 52 points

22. Temple– 38 points

23. Northwestern– 35 points

24. Utah– 29 points

25. Duke– 27 points

Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 20, Kansas State 19, Oklahoma State 13, Mississippi State 11, Boise State 9, Arizona State 9, Kentucky 8, California 8, Northern Illinois 7, Memphis 7, Western Kentucky 6, West Virginia 5, NC State 4, Florida 3, Toledo 3, Illinois 3, Tennessee 3, Iowa 1, Houston 1, Air Force 1

Dropped Out: Boise State 19, Arkansas 20, Tennessee 22, Mississippi State 24, South Carolina 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: TCU (2), Georgia (6), LSU (9), Oklahoma (13), Texas A & M (14), Temple (22), Duke (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Alabama (3), Notre Dame (11), Clemson (12), Ole Miss (16), Oregon (17), Arizona (21), Utah (24), Oklahoma State (NR), Wisconsin (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Ohio State (1), Michigan State (4), Baylor (5).

Week 1 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

1.  Ohio State (8)– 248 points

2.  TCU (2)– 233 points

3.  Alabama– 226 points

4.  Baylor– 200 points

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5.  Michigan State– 198 points

6.  Auburn- 174 points

7.  Georgia– 168 points

8.  Oregon– 157 points

9.  Florida State– 148 points

10. Notre Dame– 141 points

11. UCLA– 132 points

12. Southern California– 127 points

13. Oklahoma– 122 points

14. Clemson– 114 points

15. LSU– 111 points

16. Ole Miss– 91 points

17. Georgia Tech– 83 points

18. Texas A & M– 82 points

19. Boise State– 64 points

20. Arkansas– 55 points

21. Missouri– 53 points

22. Brigham Young– 35 points

22. Tennessee– 35 points

24. Mississippi State– 34 points

25. South Carolina– 29 points

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona 26, Wisconsin 21, Northwestern 20, Duke 18, Utah 13, Kansas State 13, Oklahoma State 10, Northern Illinois 10, Temple 8, Memphis 7, Utah State 6, Florida 6, Marshall 6, Cincinnati 5, Arizona State 5, NC State 4, Illinois 3, West Virginia 3, Louisville 2, Virginia Tech 2, Louisiana Tech 1, Western Kentucky 1

Dropped Out: Stanford 17, Arizona State 19, Wisconsin 20, Arizona 25