College football polls: Updated AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 6 – Sporting News

  • October 10, 2022

No team among the top 10 college football teams in the country lost on Saturday, the first time that has happened since Week 3 of the season.
Indeed, most teams took care of business against their competition, with all but one winning by multiple scores. The lone exception was top-ranked Alabama, which played arguably its worst game of the season in a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M.
The Crimson Tide got three passing touchdowns out of backup quarterback Jalen Milroe, but also two fumbles. He also threw an interception, while running back Jase McClellan added another fumble. The Aggies scored three times off Bama turnovers, and took the game down to the wire with a heavily criticized last-second go-ahead touchdown attempt.
Alabama’s near miss wasn’t the only notable game on Saturday. No. 18 UCLA beat No. 11 Utah 42-32 behind the play of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who completed 18 of 23 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns to one interception (he also added a rushing score).
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No. 13 Kentucky wasn’t able to beat South Carolina without starting quarterback Will Levis, falling 24-14; Notre Dame won its third straight game, beating No. 16 BYU 28-20 in Las Vegas; No. 17 TCU beat No. 19 Kansas in controversial fashion to remain undefeated; and Arizona State beat No. 21 Washington in perhaps the upset of the week.
And, even though it wasn’t a matchup of top-25 teams, Texas demolished Oklahoma 49-0, the biggest win in this series ever for the Longhorns. They accomplished that with the return of Quinn Ewers, who returned from a clavicle sprain to complete 21 of 31 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns to one interception.
The Sporting News looks at how those games and more will impact the latest college football rankings in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings for Week 7:
Others receiving votes: BYU 82; Illinois 77; James Madison 70; Coastal Carolina 55; Florida 52; Tulane 32; South Carolina 21; Minnesota 14; Notre Dame 13; UCF 10; Maryland 8; Washington State 7; Washington 7; Texas A&M 7; Purdue 7; LSU 5; Liberty 5; Florida State 4; Pitt 2; San Jose State 1.
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Others receiving votes: North Carolina 98; Baylor 91; BYU 61; Coastal Carolina 61; Notre Dame 58; Florida 56; Tulane 42; Purdue 34; Florida State 18; South Carolina 12; Washington State 10; Minnesota 5; LSU 4; Maryland 4; San Jose State 1