College Football Rankings for Week 14: Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Poll Ballot vs. Action Network’s Betting Power Ratings

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The top of my Associated Press Top 25 ballot is still the same as last week, but Michigan and Oklahoma State moved into the top five after wins over their respective conference rivals.

Georgia remains No. 1 on my ballot, followed by Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma State and Cincinnati.

Ohio State drops from No. 3 to No. 9 after losing at Michigan, while Oklahoma fell out of the top 10 after losing at Oklahoma State.

NC State and Appalachian State are new to my rankings this week, replacing Wisconsin and UTSA.

Here’s my updated AP ballot compared with Action Network senior writer Collin Wilson’s current power ratings entering Week 14 of the college football season.

Updated 2021 College Football Betting Power Ratings

Brett McMurphy’s AP Top 25 Ballot Entering Week 14

AP denotes Brett McMurphy’s Associated Press Top 25 ballot.
PR denotes Collin Wilson’s College Football Betting Power Ratings.


1

AP

Georgia

1

PR

2

AP

Alabama

2

PR

3

AP

Michigan

4

PR

4

AP

Oklahoma State

7

PR

5

AP

Cincinnati

9

PR

6

AP

Notre Dame

5

PR

7

AP

Ole Miss

10

PR

8

AP

Baylor

20

PR

9

AP

Ohio State

3

PR

10

AP

Utah

6

PR

It’s a Festivus Miracle: Collin agrees with nine of my Top 10 teams for the first time all season.

Nine of Collin’s top 10 teams in his power ratings are in my Top 10 — the only exception is that I ranked Baylor at No. 8 and Collin rates the Bears at No. 20.


11

AP

BYU

37

PR

12

AP

Oregon

11

PR

13

AP

Michigan State

28

PR

14

AP

Oklahoma

14

PR

15

AP

Houston

38

PR

16

AP

Iowa

32

PR

17

AP

Kentucky

31

PR

18

AP

Pitt

17

PR

19

AP

Wake Forest

30

PR

20

AP

San Diego State

58

PR

Collin and I don’t have much agreement on my next 10 teams ranked between Nos. 11-20.

Of those 10 teams, Collin only has three — Oregon, Oklahoma and Pitt — rated in the same neighborhood.

The biggest discrepancy in this grouping is BYU and Houston. I ranked BYU No. 11, Collin has the Cougars No. 37. I ranked Houston No. 15, while Collin has UH at No. 38.


21

AP

Louisiana

55

PR

22

AP

Arkansas

16

PR

23

AP

Texas A&M

8

PR

24

AP

NC State

18

PR

25

AP

Appalachian State

27

PR

The final five teams on my ballot include two newcomers this week: No. 24 NC State and No. 25 Appalachian State.

Collin’s top 25 ratings includes several schools I didn’t feature on my Top 25 ballot. Those schools not on my ballot that are in Collin’s Top 25: No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 15 Clemson, No. 19 Penn State, No. 21 Tennessee, No. 22 Arizona State, No. 23 North Carolina, No. 24 Auburn and No. 25 UCLA.


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