Alabama still tops poll; OU drops to No. 9
Alabama remained No. 1 with the next three teams holding the same order as last week. Oklahoma’s upset loss at Kansas State dropped the Sooners four spots from No. 5 to No. 9.
Ohio State’s win against Wisconsin kicked the Badgers out of the poll, and Texas fell from the rankings after losing to TCU. They were replaced by Michigan and unbeaten SMU who joined the poll for the first time in program history.
Alabama (19), LSU (13), Ohio State (11), Clemson (3) received the first-place votes from the 46 selectors.
The SEC led all leagues with five teams, the Big Ten had four, Big 12 two, and the Pac-12 two. The ACC, American, and Independents each had one.
GAMES THIS WEEK:
No. 1 Alabama is idle
No. 2 LSU is idle
No. 3 Ohio State is idle
Wofford at No. 4 Clemson
No. 5 Penn State is idle
No. 6 Florida vs. No. 7 Georgia (at Jacksonville)
No. 8 Oregon at USC
No. 9 Oklahoma is idle
No. 10 Utah at Washington
Mississippi at No. 11 Auburn
West Virginia at No. 12 Baylor
No. 13 Minnesota is idle
No. 14 Michigan at Maryland
No. 14 SMU at Memphis
Virginia Tech at No. 16 Notre Dame
Week 9: games played through OCTOBER 26, 2019
|TEAM||POINTS||FIRST-PLACE VOTES||LAST WEEK’S RANK|
|3.||Ohio State (8-0)||678||11||3|
|5.||Penn State (8-0)||550||6|
|T- 14.||Michigan (6-2)||127||N/A|
|T- 14.||SMU (8-0)||127||N/A|
|16.||Notre Dame (5-2)||53||8|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wisconsin (46), Cincinnati (20), Appalachian State (17), Iowa (9), Texas A&M (7), Washington State (1), Boise State (1).
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