Alabama, Texas A&M set up for marquee clash after Midseason Power Rankings

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No. 1 Alabama rolls over No. 9 Tennessee
Monday October 17th, 2016

After a slight dip in excitement in Week 6, Week 7 captivated the college football world with a number of close calls and a pair of top-10 clashes. Six of last week’s top-25 teams lost, with three falling out of the rankings altogether. While the top half-dozen or so remain crowded, teams like Baylor, West Virginia and Western Michigan continue their fascinating ascents. Other programs like Tennessee and Ole Miss could be on their last legs as top-25 units, a product of unfortunate injuries and remarkably difficult schedules.

With half of the college football season concluded, here’s how the top 25 shakes out:

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1
1Alabama Crimson Tide
last week: 1
record: 7–0

Last week: Beat Tennessee 49-10
Next week: Saturday vs. Texas A&M

2
2Ohio State Buckeyes
last week: 2
record: 6–0

Last week: Beat Wisconsin 30-23 in OT
Next week: Saturday at Penn State

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3
3Clemson Tigers
last week: 3
record: 7–0

Last week: Beat NC State 24-17 in OT
Next week: Off

4
4Washington Huskies
last week: 4
record: 6–0

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday vs. Oregon State

5
5Michigan Wolverines
last week: 5
record: 6–0

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday vs. Illinois

6
6TEXAS A&M AGGIES
last week: 7
record: 6–0

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday at Alabama

7
7LOUISVILLE CARDINALS
last week: 6
record: 5–1

Last week: Beat Duke 24-14
Next week: Saturday vs. NC State

8
8NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
last week: 10
record: 6-0

Last week: Beat Indiana 27-22
Next week: Saturday vs. Purdue

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9
9BAYLOR BEARS
last week: 12
record: 6-0

Last week: Beat Kansas 49-7
Next week: Off

10
10WISCONSIN BADGERS
last week: 9
record: 4-2

Last week: Lost to Ohio State 30-23 in OT
Next week: Saturday at Iowa

11
11HOUSTON COUGARS
last week: 13
record: 6-1

Last week: Beat Tulsa 38-31
Next week: Saturday at SMU

12
12WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
last week: 19
record: 5–0

Last week: Beat Texas Tech 48-17
Next week: Saturday vs. TCU

13
13FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
last week: 14
record: 5–2

Last week: Beat Wake Forest 17-6
Next week: Off

14
14BOISE STATE BRONCOS
last week: 14
record: 6-0

Last week: Beat Colorado State 28-23
Next week: Thursday vs. BYU

15
15OKLAHOMA SOONERS
last week: 17
record: 4–2

Last week: Beat Kansas State 38-17
Next week: Saturday at Texas Tech

16
16FLORIDA GATORS
last week: 20
record: 5–1

Last week: Beat Missouri 40-14
Next week: Off

17
17ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS
last week: 21
record: 5–2
18
18UTAH UTES
last week: 23
record: 6-1

Last week: Beat Oregon State 19-14
Next week: Saturday at UCLA

20
20WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS
last week: 22
record: 7-0

Last week: Beat Akron 41-0
Next week: Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan

21
21OLE MISS REBELS
last week: 11
record: 3-3
22
22AUBURN TIGERS
last week: 24
record: 4-2

Last week: Off
Next week: Saturday vs. Arkansas

23
23NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
last week: NR
record: 5–2

Last week: Beat Miami 20-13
Next week: Saturday at Virginia

24
24COLORADO BUFFALOES
last week: NR
record: 5–2

Last week: Beat Arizona State 40-16
Next week: Saturday at Stanford

25
25LSU TIGERS
last week: NR
record: 4-2

Last week: Beat Southern Miss 45-10
Next week: Saturday vs. Ole Miss

Dropped out: Miami, Virginia Tech, Arizona State
Next five: Navy, NC State, Washington State, Miami, South Florida

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