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AP Poll Update: Week 7

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The nation’s top team still have yet to see a major shakeup

NCAA Football: Tulsa at Southern Methodist Timothy Flores-USA TODAY Sports

The AP Poll continues to be steady as she goes for the nation’s best teams, as the first half of the college football season has yet to be rocked by a major upset. The top 6 remains intact, although Georgia and Oklahoma are now tied for third, with the only significant movement in the top half coming as a result of the Auburn-Florida game. The Gators bested the Tigers 24-13, moving UF from 10 to 7 and Auburn from 7 to 12.

The bottom half saw a little more chaos, as Washington (15th), UCF (18th), Oklahoma State (21st) and Michigan State (25th) drop completely from the poll. Washington lost 23-13 to unranked Stanford and UCF got beat for the second straight week, this time by Cincinnati. Central Florida’s loss to an AAC opponent marked the end of the Knights 19-game win streak over their conference foes. Both UW and UCF lost on road trips. Oklahoma State went down 45-35 to Texas Tech in Lubbock and Michigan State was routed by no. 3 Ohio State in Columbus, 34-10.

Elsewhere, the two ACC teams represented in the Top 25 not named Clemson moved up. UVA got to jump up 3 spots without playing a game - not bad for a bye week. The Cavaliers will be ranked 20th when they come to Hard Rock this Friday for a date with the Hurricanes. Wake Forest leapfrogged UVA, up to 19 from 22 after beating Boston College, 27-24.

SMU played the game of the week, and was rewarded with a move from 24 to 21 in the poll. The Mustangs overcame a 21-point 4th quarter deficit and won 43-37 in the third overtime. Baylor and Memphis joined the top 25 for the first time this year, with wins over Kansas State and Louisiana-Monroe, respectively. Considering Baylor was 6-6 last year and 1-11 the year before, the program has made considerable strides in a short amount of time.