AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 7 AP Poll


The 2022 college football season is officially in full swing with Week 6 in the books, and the Associated Press is giving us a look at how the competition stacks up.

This week, the Week 7 AP Top 25 poll was officially released.

In the latest poll, there were some major shakeups at the top with the Georgia Bulldogs receiving 32 first-place votes and reclaiming the No. 1 spot. Ohio State also moved up one spot to No. 2, leapfrogging the Alabama Crimson Tide who dropped two spots after being taken down to the wire against Texas A&M.

Rounding out the top five is Clemson and Michigan.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming week in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The Week 7 AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.

  1. Georgia (32)
  2. Ohio State (20)
  3. Alabama (11)
  4. Clemson
  5. Michigan
  6. Tennessee
  7. USC
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Ole Miss
  10. Penn State
  11. UCLA
  12. Oregon
  13. TCU
  14. Wake Forest
  15. NC State
  16. Mississippi State
  17. Kansas State
  18. Syracuse
  19. Kansas
  20. Utah
  21. Cincinnati
  22. Kentucky
  23. Texas
  24. Illinois
  25. James Madison

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 98, Baylor 91, Coastal Carolina 61, BYU 61, Notre Dame 58, Florida 56, Tulane 42, Purdue 34, Florida State 18, South Carolina 12, Washington State 10, Minnesota 5, Maryland 4, LSU 4, San Jose State 1

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 63 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 7 Coaches Poll
Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 7 Coaches Poll