NCAA football rankings, Week 7: Stanford rising in Coaches Poll

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Stanford barely survived on Saturday, but it moved up in the Week 7 Coaches Poll on Sunday.

The Stanford Cardinal rose one spot to No. 17 in the Week 7 Coaches Poll, after falling to No. 18 in Week 6 due to their loss to the Washington Huskies.

Stanford recovered on Saturday, coming back from two scores down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 54-48, in overtime. After starting quarterback Josh Nunes struggled mightily against the Huskies, he bounced back by completing 21 of 34 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns against the Wildcats. Nunes also ran for three scores in the shootout victory.

The Cardinal travel to the Midwest on Saturday to face the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Saturday's premier match-up.

Three other Pac-12 teams made the rankings, with Oregon tops at No. 2. The Ducks were the only team other than Alabama to receive a first-place vote. USC is back in the top 10 at No. 9, and the Oregon State Beavers have moved up to No. 14.

Full rankings are below. For past weeks, visit S.I.'s Coaches Poll Top 25 page.

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (58) 5-0 1,474 1
2 Oregon (1) 6-0 1,411 2
3 South Carolina 6-0 1,345 6
4 West Virginia 5-0 1,296 7
5 Kansas State 5-0 1,216 8
6 Florida 5-0 1,165 11
7 Notre Dame 5-0 1,152 10
8 LSU 5-1 961 3
9 USC 4-1 940 12
10 Oklahoma 3-1 872 14
11 Florida State 5-1 819 4
12 Georgia 5-1 761 5
13 Clemson 5-1 759 15
14 Oregon State 4-0 691 17
15 Texas 4-1 663 9
16 Louisville 5-0 628 16
17 Stanford 4-1 577 18
18 Mississippi State 5-0 558 19
19 Rutgers 5-0 410 21
20 Cincinnati 4-0 365 23
21 Texas A&M 4-1 208 NR
22 Boise State 4-1 197 25
23 TCU 4-1 194 13
24 Louisiana Tech 5-0 131 NR
25 Iowa State 4-1 73 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 61, Baylor 52, Michigan 33, Northwestern 31, Michigan State 27, Ohio 23, Nebraska 18, Texas Tech 11, Duke 10, Wisconsin 8, Western Kentucky 7, North Carolina State 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Oklahoma State 5, San Jose State 4, Louisiana-Monroe 3, Nevada 2, Toledo 2

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