2018 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Midseason Poll

Now that we are halfway through the college football regular season, it is time to release the CFRA Midseason Poll.  As always, there are a slew of changes from this poll than the previous edition which was published in the preseason; however, both West Virginia (14) and Alabama (1) are still ranked the exact same as they were in August.  The CFRA has same top 4 teams are in the playoff as the other major polls (AP and Coaches) but possesses significant differences in the 5-10 spots.  Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Midseason Poll.

1.  Alabama (11)– 299 points

2.  Ohio State– 282 points

3.  Clemson– 268 points

4.  Notre Dame– 259 points

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5.  UCF (1)– 237 points

6.  LSU– 233 points

7.  Georgia– 209 points

8.  Texas– 204 points

9.  Michigan– 192 points

10. Oregon– 179 points

11. Oklahoma– 172 points

12. Florida– 168 points

13. NC State– 153 points

14. West Virginia– 152 points

15. Kentucky– 134 points

16. Washington– 105 points

17. Texas A & M– 92 points

18. Cincinnati– 90 points

19. South Florida– 89 points

20. Penn State– 76 points

21. Iowa– 56 points

22. Wisconsin– 45 points

23. Duke– 41 points

24. Michigan State– 29 points

24. Washington State– 29 points

Others Receiving Votes: Appalachian State 19, Mississippi State 17, Miami-FL 12, Southern California 11, Houston 9, Utah State 9, Colorado 5, TCU 5, Stanford 5, Fresno State 4, Virginia Tech 4, San Diego State 2, Northwestern 2, North Texas 1, Army 1, Virginia 1

Dropped Out: Auburn 8, Miami-FL 9, Mississippi State 15, Stanford 15, Southern California 17, Florida State 18, TCU 18, Virginia Tech 20, Arizona 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: UCF (5), Oregon (10), NC State (13), Cincinnati (18), South Florida (19), Duke (23).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: LSU (6), Michigan (9), Oklahoma (11), West Virginia (14), Washington (16), Penn State (20), Stanford (NR), Colorado (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Ohio State (2), Clemson (3), Notre Dame (4).

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