All Times Eastern, all games Saturday unless otherwise indicated.
1. Alabama (7-0): A.J. McCarron threw for a career-high 306 yards and four touchdowns as the Crimson Tide trounced Tennessee 44-13. Alabama has scored at least 30 points in each of its first seven games, the longest streak to start a season in school history. Trending: No. 1 last week. Next: vs. Mississippi State (7-0), 8:30 p.m.
2. Florida (7-0): Jeff Driskel threw four touchdown passes, three of them after turnovers, and the Gators matched their win total from 2011 with a 44-11 drubbing of South Carolina. Florida avenged consecutive losses to the Gamecocks, including one in 2010 that had South Carolina celebrating a division title in The Swamp. Trending: tied for No. 2 last week. Next: vs. Georgia (6-1) at Jacksonville, Fla., 3:30 p.m.
3. Kansas State (7-0): Collin Klein threw for a career-high 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for four more scores as the Wildcats got little resistance from West Virginia in a 55-14 win. Klein completed 19-of-21 passes and added 41 rushing yards. Kansas State scored on its first eight possessions, including seven straight touchdowns. Trending: No. 5 last week. Next: vs. Texas Tech (6-1), 3:30 p.m.
4. Notre Dame (7-0): Theo Riddick ran for a career-high 143 yards against a BYU defense that was third in the nation against the run and sparked a ground attack that pounded out 270 yards. Cierre Wood had 114 yards and George Atkinson III scored the go-ahead touchdown as the Fighting Irish rallied for a 17-14 win. Notre Dame is off to its best start in a decade and goes to Oklahoma this week. Riddick had runs of 55 and 27 yards, the two longest runs of his career. Trending: No. 4 last week. Next: at Oklahoma (5-1), 8 p.m.
5. Oregon (7-0): Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota added 135 yards and the Ducks manhandled Arizona State on Thursday night, 43-21. Facing its first true road test, Oregon turned what was supposed to be a showdown in the desert into a rout by running all over the Sun Devils in the first half. Trending: tied for No. 2 last week. Next: vs. Colorado (1-6), 3 p.m.
6. LSU (7-1): Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown and the Tigers controlled Texas A&M’s dual-threat quarterback, Johnny Manziel, to rally from an early deficit for a 24-19 win. Michael Ford had a touchdown run and Zach Mettenberger threw a touchdown pass to Kadron Boone for LSU, which scored 21 points off Aggie turnovers. Trending: No. 8 last week. Next: Idle.
7. Oklahoma (5-1): Roy Finch returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and was part of the first Sooner tandem to ever score on punt and kickoff returns in the same game in a 52-7 rout of Kansas. Justin Brown, a transfer from Penn State, returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown earlier in the game. It was also the first time Oklahoma had two plays of at least 90 yards in the same game. Trending: tied for No. 6 last week. Next: vs. Notre Dame (7-0), 8 p.m.
8. Oregon State (6-0): The Beavers are 6-0 for the first time in 105 years and became bowl eligible with a 21-7 win over Utah. Oregon State is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-12 North after going 3-9 a year ago. It was picked to finish last in the North this season. The Beaver defense made the difference against the Utes with an interception and a fumble recovery that led to a pair of first-half touchdowns in a game in which the offense struggled at times. Trending: No. 10 last week. Next: at Washington (3-4), 10:15 p.m.
9. USC (6-1): Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns and set a new career mark for touchdown passes for the Trojans and Robert Woods set a pair of school records in USC’s 50-6 romp over Colorado. Woods set a single-game school record with four touchdown receptions and passed Dwayne Jarrett for first place on the Trojans’ career receptions list with his 217th catch. Trending: tied for No. 11 last week. Next: at Arizona (4-3), 3:30 p.m.
10. Florida State (7-1): EJ Manuel threw for 229 yards, Devonta Freeman ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Seminoles overcame a shaky start to beat Miami 33-20, their third straight win over their archrival. Manuel completed 21-of-31 passes and Florida State won despite 12 penalties and five fumbles, two of which they lost. Dustin Hopkins kicked four field goals and James Wilder added a touchdown run for the Seminoles, who scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to break open a close game. Trending: tied for No. 11 last week. Next: vs. Duke (6-2), 3:30 p.m.
11. Texas Tech (6-1): Seth Doege’s career-best seventh touchdown pass, to Jakeem Grant in the third overtime, made the Red Raiders a 56-53 winner over TCU in the first conference meeting between the schools since 1995. Texas Tech blew a 10-point lead late in regulation but Doege threw for touchdowns in each of the three overtimes. The last one came after TCU had to settle for a field goal to start the final extra session. Trending: tied for No. 14 last week. Next: at Kansas State (7-0), 3:30 p.m.
12 (tie). Mississippi State (7-0): LaDarius Perkins shook off a frustrating first half with a 64-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that sparked a second-half surge for the Bulldogs, who ran away from Middle Tennessee for a 45-3 win after leading just 10-3 at the break. Perkins finished with 125 yards on 20 carries and is one of two running backs in the Football Bowl Subdivision with a rushing touchdown in every game this season. Trending: No. 17 last week. Next: at Alabama (7-0), 8:30 p.m.
12 (tie). South Carolina (6-2): The Gamecocks held Florida to 29 yards and two first downs in the first half but still trailed by 15 points thanks to three turnovers. South Carolina failed to generate much offense in a 44-11 loss, managing two field goals in the first half and returned a blocked extra point for two points in the third quarter. Trending: tied for No. 6 last week. Next: vs. Tennessee (3-4), noon.
14. Georgia (6-1): Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes to become the Bulldogs’ career leader, with the first three crucial to rallying Georgia from deficits three times. Murray finished 30-for-38 passing for 427 yards and the Bulldogs survived with a 29-24 win at Kentucky. Georgia stayed within reach of SEC East Division-leading Florida entering this week’s showdown with the Gators. Trending: No. 13 last week. Next: vs. Florida (7-0) at Jacksonville, Fla., 3:30 p.m.
15. Ohio State (8-0): Backup quarterback Kenny Guiton led the Buckeyes to a tying touchdown and two-point conversion with three seconds left to force overtime against Purdue, then guided Ohio State into position for Carlos Hyde’s 1-yard touchdown run that was the difference in a 29-22 win. Star quarterback Braxton Miller left in the third quarter after being thrown to the turf and was hospitalized overnight with a concussion. Guiton almost cost the Buckeyes the game, throwing an interception with 2:40 left in regulation: Trending: No. 9 last week. Next: at Penn State (5-2), 5:30 p.m.
16. Rutgers (7-0): Gary Nova threw four touchdown passes in the second half to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 35-10 comeback victory over Temple. Jawan Jamison had 114 yards rushing and 81 receiving and Nova threw for 232 yards. Rutgers rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit in their first game against the Owls since Temple was kicked out of the Big East Conference in 2004. Trending: tied for No. 23 last week. Next: vs. Kent State (6-1), 3:30 p.m.
17. Clemson (6-1): The Tigers put together their best defensive effort of the season, intercepting three passes and making a pair of fourth-down stops to beat Virginia Tech 38-17. Clemson came into the game ranked 10th in the 12-team ACC in total defense, surrendering more than 445 yards a game. The Hokies rang up 406 total yards but the Tiger defense still turned things around against the Hokies. Trending: tied for No. 18 last week. Next: at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
18. Stanford (5-2): Stepfan Taylor ran for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown and the Cardinal overwhelmed California 21-3, their third straight win over their archrival. Stanford outgained the Golden Bears 375-217 and outrushed California 252-3. Josh Nunes completed 16-of-31 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown for the Cardinal. He also fumbled and threw an interception late in the fourth quarter. Trending: tied for No. 18 last week. Next: vs. Washington State (2-5), 6:15 p.m.
19. Texas A&M (5-2): LSU controlled Johnny Manziel and rallied from an early deficit to beat the Aggies 24-19. Texas A&M outplayed the Tigers for much of the first half and led 12-0 but the Aggies had two mistakes turned into touchdowns just before halftime. Trending: tied for No. 14 last week. Next: at Auburn (1-6), 7 p.m.
20. Louisville (7-0): Teddy Bridgewater threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers with 1:35 left and the undefeated Cardinals edged South Florida 27-25 for their best start since 2006. Louisville rallied after yielding 15 straight points to the Bulls and a season-high 197 yards rushing. Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright each had touchdown runs for the Cardinals. Trending: tied for No. 20 last week. Next: vs. Cincinnati (5-1), 8 p.m., Friday.
21. Michigan (5-2): Brendan Gibbons hit a 38-yard field goal with five seconds left and the Wolverines beat Michigan State 12-10 for the first time since 2007 to reclaim the Paul Bunyan trophy. Denard Robinson threw a 20-yard pass to Drew Dileo to set up the game-winning kick. It was Michigan’s 900th win, the first program in the nation to reach that mark. Trending: tied for No. 25 last week. Next: at Nebraska (5-2), 8 p.m.
22 (tie). Boise State (6-1): The Bronco defense set the tone to lead Boise State to an easy 32-7 win over UNLV. Cornerbacks Jamar Taylor and Jerrell Gavins accounted for two turnovers and teamed up on a second-quarter touchdown that helped put the game out of reach before halftime. With the Broncos leading 18-0, Taylor stripped Marcus Sullivan of the ball in the middle of the field and Gavins scooped up the loose ball and ran 16 yards into the end zone. Trending: tied for No. 20 last week. Next: at Wyoming (1-6), 3:30 p.m.
22 (tie). West Virginia (5-2): It wasn’t a surprise the Mountaineers were awful on defense but for the second straight game, Geno Smith and the offense couldn’t do anything to keep it close. Smith followed up a bad game at Texas Tech with an even worse game as West Virginia got pounded by Kansas State 55-14. Smith threw his first two interceptions of the season and finished 21-of-32 passing for 143 yards. Smith has gone from Heisman Trophy frontrunner to long shot in just two weeks. Trending: tied for No. 14 last week. Next: idle.
24. Texas (5-2): Joe Bergeron ran for five touchdowns and the Longhorns outlasted Baylor 56-50 to break their two-game losing streak. Bergeron fell one score short of tying Ricky Williams’ school record. David Ash passed for 274 yards for Texas, which overcame another dismal effort by its defense. Trending: tied for No. 23 last week. Next: at Kansas (1-6), noon.
25. Wisconsin (6-2): James White ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns on just 15 carries to pace the Badgers to their ninth straight win over Minnesota, 38-13. Montee Ball muscled his way for 166 yards on 24 attempts and two fourth-quarter scores to put the game out of reach for Wisconsin, which won its 21st straight game at Camp Randall Stadium. Trending: Unranked last week. Next: vs. Michigan State (4-4), 3:30 p.m.
Out of the rankings: Cincinnati (No. 22 last week), Iowa State (tied for No. 25).
Also receiving votes: Ohio (7-0), Arizona (4-3).