Week 9 College Football Rankings: The SEC Slant


The Southeastern Conference reigns supreme in the Week 9 college football rankings.

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Only the ACC’s Florida State Seminoles continue to break up their monopoly on the top spots in the nation; aside from their coach going on about the team having “character,” it is good to see our conference still represented at the top of the game.

Playoff positioning is becoming more and more important with each passing game, so the teams at the top figure to have a lot to lose if anything should go wrong from here on in.

Week 9 College Football Rankings: The Real Polls

Both the AP and USA Today have the same top three as last week: Mississippi State, Florida State, and Ole Miss. Mississippi State actually picked up ground in the USA Today despite Florida State beating the #5 team in the nation. Baylor has dropped out of the top five with their loss this past weekend, with foes Alabama and Auburn catching up quickly.

Week 9 College Football Rankings: Our Poll

1. Mississippi State Bulldogs (SEC)
2. Florida State Seminoles (ACC)
3. Mississippi Rebels (SEC)
4. Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC)
5. Auburn Tigers (SEC)

6. Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten)
7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Ind.)
8. Oregon Ducks (Pac-12)
9. Georgia Bulldogs (SEC)
10. Baylor Bears (Big 12)

11. TCU Horned Frogs (Big 12)
12. Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12)
13. Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten)
14. Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12)
15. East Carolina Pirates (AAC)

16. Arizona Wildcats (Pac-12)
17. Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac-12)
18. Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten)
19. USC Trojans (Pac-12)
20. Clemson Tigers (ACC)

21. Utah Utes (Pac-12)
22. West Virginia Mountaineers (Big 12)
23. Marshall Thundering Herd (C-USA)
24. LSU Tigers (SEC)
25. Duke Blue Devils (ACC)

Week 9 College Football Rankings: By Conference

SEC (6) | Big 12 (5) | Pac-12 (5) | ACC (3) | Big Ten (3) | AAC (1) | C-USA (1) | Ind. (1)

Week 9 College Football Rankings: Sayonara

We have dumped Stanford, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M from the poll.

Week 9 College Football Rankings: Why?

As a 6-1 team that’s gathering momentum and is arguably the third-best team in the ACC right now, Duke belonged in the poll.

Could not drop Notre Dame too far given how well they played at Florida State.

Who says the Big 12 needs Texas in order to be great? As a conference, they’re doing just fine even with the Longhorns down in the gutter.