Big Shakeup in Top Ten of Week 9 College Football Polls

By Kevin Kelley -
Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston led FSU over No. 3 Clemson. (Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports)

After crushing then No. 3 Clemson 51-14, the Florida State Seminoles have moved up two spots to third in both the AP Poll and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll for Week 9. Alabama and Oregon remained first and second in both polls.

Clemson fell from third in the AP to ninth and from fourth to tenth in the Coaches Poll. Ohio State dropped one spot in the Coaches Poll to fourth and remained in the same position in the AP.

Teams that moved into the Top Ten include Missouri (5th AP, 7th Coaches), Baylor (6th AP, 5th Coaches), Miami (6th Coaches), Stanford (8th AP and Coaches), and Texas Tech (10th AP, 9th Coaches).

UCLA, LSU, Texas A&M, and Louisville each dropped out of the Top Ten in the AP Poll and Coaches Poll, while South Carolina dropped out of the Top Ten in the Coaches Poll.

Auburn made a huge jump in the polls after their big 45-41 win at Texas A&M. The Tigers moved up 13 spots to 11th in the AP Poll and went from unranked to 17th in the Coaches Poll.

Teams entering the polls this week include Auburn (17th Coaches), UCF (21st AP, 25th Coaches), Michigan (24th AP), and Nebraska (25th AP).

Florida, Georgia, and Washington fell out of both polls after losing this weekend.

Listed below are the complete Week 9 rankings.

AP Poll – Week 9 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Missouri
  6. Baylor
  7. Miami (FL)
  8. Stanford
  9. Clemson
  10. Texas Tech
  11. Auburn
  12. UCLA
  13. LSU
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Fresno State
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Oklahoma
  18. Louisville
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. South Carolina
  21. UCF
  22. Wisconsin
  23. Northern Illinois
  24. Michigan
  25. Nebraska

Coaches Poll – Week 9 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Baylor
  6. Miami (FL)
  7. Missouri
  8. Stanford
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Clemson
  11. UCLA
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. LSU
  15. Texas A&M
  16. Louisville
  17. Auburn
  18. Fresno State
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. South Carolina
  21. Nebraska
  22. Northern Illinois
  23. Michigan
  24. Wisconsin
  25. UCF

Harris Poll – Week 9 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Florida State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Baylor
  6. Missouri
  7. Miami (FL)
  8. Stanford
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Clemson
  11. UCLA
  12. LSU
  13. Texas A&M
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Auburn
  16. Louisville
  17. Oklahoma State
  18. Fresno State
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. South Carolina
  21. Northern Illinois
  22. Michigan
  23. Nebraska
  24. Wisconsin
  25. UCF
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4 Comments to Big Shakeup in Top Ten of Week 9 College Football Polls

  1. Shawn Schaitel said....

    i think vandy should be ranked

    October 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm
  2. M said....

    Hey Kevin, Are sure about South Carolina? I think both polls have them at 20.

    October 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm
  3. Chandler Wenton said....

    Louisville ahead of NIU and Fresno? How can that be after their Friday night loss? You can’t point to strength of schedule since Louisville is playing a de facto mid major slate of games thus far.

    October 22, 2013 at 2:05 am

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