Tom MurphyArkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR)
Twitter: @TomMurphyADG
About: Louisiana Tech graduate (1988) with MA in English; Covered nine head coaches in last 16 seasons at Alabama (1998-2007) and Arkansas (2007-13). Married with 3 children. Native of Atlanta, Ga.
 



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Oct 7, 2018Week 7 Rankings for Tom Murphy
1Alabama (59)
6-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1522
Points
2Georgia
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 35 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1426
Points
3Ohio State (1)
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: 5 - Lauren Brownlow
1420
Points
4Clemson (1)
6-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 6 - Doug Lesmerises
1331
Points
5Notre Dame
6-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 5 - 39 Voters
1315
Points
6Penn State
4-1Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Chris Solari
1097
Points
7West Virginia
5-0Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - Doug Lesmerises
Lowest: 11 - 3 Voters
1174
Points

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8LSU
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Blake Toppmeyer
794
Points
9Washington
5-1Actual: 7
Highest: 6 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Doug Lesmerises
1098
Points
10UCF
5-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Garry Smits
Lowest: 20 - Soren Petro
917
Points
11Michigan
5-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Don Williams
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
875
Points
12Miami (FL)
5-1Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Neill Ostrout
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
591
Points
13Oklahoma
5-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
879
Points
14Wisconsin
4-1Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - Andy Greder
710
Points
15Kentucky
5-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
485
Points

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16Texas
5-1Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Tom Murphy
956
Points
17Florida
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 21 - Jonny Miller
719
Points
18Oregon
4-1Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
505
Points
19Colorado
5-0Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
419
Points

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20Cincinnati
6-0Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
114
Points
21Mississippi State
4-2Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
136
Points
22Auburn
4-2Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
335
Points
23Stanford
4-2Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - Ben Jones
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
59
Points
24North Carolina State
5-0Actual: 20
Highest: 7 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
342
Points

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25Appalachian State
3-1Actual: 31
Highest: 21 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
11
Points