College football: Top 10 team rankings after Week 7
Fort Worth, Texas - Week 7 of the college football season gave us one of the biggest shifts in the top 10 best team rankings after a dominating program fell to their conference rival.
Fans are still getting over the weekend's shock: For the first time in coach Nick Saban's Alabama tenure, the Crimson Tide lost to their rival Tennessee.
Once considered the best team in the nation, Alabama has been bumped down to No. 6 in our TAG24 rankings for the 2022 season. And it's looking like they could be out of playoff contention altogether.
On the other hand, after their amazing performance that garnered a heroic win, the Volunteers have now cruised to the third-best spot, surpassing Michigan and Clemson.
While the current kings of the gridiron, Ohio State, had a bye last weekend, Michigan's win over Penn State was the biggest buzz from the Big Ten Conference.
Over in the Pac-12, things got a little busy after USC suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of reigning conference champions Utah.
Now, UCLA stands as the only team undefeated in the conference and makes their first appearance in our team rankings this season.
Like the Bruins, TCU also makes their first appearance after beating Oklahoma State over the weekend in a close finish. As the only undefeated team in the Big 12, the Horned Frogs are currently 6-0 this season for the first time since 2017, with the help of first-year coach Sonny Dykes.
Rolling out the red carpet for our nation's best picks, here's what TAG24's team rankings looks like heading into the eighth week of college football:
1. Ohio State
7. Ole Miss
College football Week 7 spotlight: TCU football is back on the rise
The Frogs got off to a slow last Saturday, trailing the entire game until the last moments of the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, at a 30-23 deficit, TCU capped off a 94-yard touchdown drive with a successful two-point conversion to lead the game into overtime - where the frogs had a little home-crowd fun.
In front of a student section attendance that broke the record for the most in program history, the Frogs began to take control of the game and answer back to the dominance the Cowboys played with.
TCU forced a second overtime, where running back Kendre Miller eventually scored the game winning touchdown, sending fans into an uproar in celebration of the big upset.
Outplaying top ranked opponents three weeks in a row, TCU now ranks at the top of the Big 12 and has officially become Bowl eligible.
TCU is looking to make their first appearance in the playoffs since the team's modern era of their. If the Frogs can maintain their winning steak for the remainder of the regular season, they will without a doubt be in the playoff conversation for the first time in program history.
TCU's next test will come on Saturday against Kansas State at 8:00 PM EST.
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