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OSU Slips out of Top 10 after Ugly Win in Austin

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The Cowboys survived an overtime contest in Austin and kept their Big 12 hopes alive. But the ugly showing dented their image of a well-oiled offensive machine, and the polls this week reflected that.

We are still over a week away from the first College Football Playoff rankings and OSU is still right where they want to be — as long as it continues to win.

So let’s take a look at the polls and how this past weekend’s slate of games affected each top 25.

Week 9 AP Top 25
RANK TEAM First Place Points Last week
1 Alabama 61 1525 1
2 Penn State 1444 2
3 Georgia 1409 3
4 TCU 1327 4
5 Wisconsin 1241 5
6 Ohio State 1165 6
7 Clemson 1113 7
8 Miami 1101 8
9 Notre Dame 1066 13
10 Oklahoma 1040 9
11 Oklahoma State 894 10
12 Washington 836 11
13 Virginia Tech 791 14
14 NC State 666 16
15 Washington State 648 15
16 Michigan State 615 18
17 South Florida 604 16
18 Central Florida 500 20
19 Auburn 397 17
20 Stanford 344 22
21 USC 319 11
22 West Virginia 196 23
23 LSU 182 24
24 Memphis 111 25
25 Iowa State 98  –

Here is a look at the Coaches Poll.

Week 9 Amway Coaches Poll Top 25
Rank Team First place Points Last Week
1 Alabama 64 1600 1
2 Penn State 0 1520 2
3 Georgia 0 1463 3
4 TCU 0 1385 4
5 Wisconsin 0 1343 5
6 Ohio State 0 1244 6
7 Clemson 0 1173 8
8 Miami 0 1172 7
9 Oklahoma 0 1084 9
10 Notre Dame 0 951 16
11 Washington 0 931 12
12 Oklahoma State 0 926 11
13 Virginia Tech 0 818 14
14 South Florida 0 730 13
15 NC State 0 683 17
16 Washington State 0 636 18
17 Central Florida 0 561 20
18 Michigan State 0 560 19
19 Auburn 0 455 21
20 Stanford 0 367 22
21 USC 0 321 10
22 West Virginia 0 211 23
23 LSU 0 178 25
24 Texas A&M 0 151 24
25 Michigan 0 121 15

One week after upset Saturday, college football’s landscape settled back to the norm. Only three teams moved more than three spots and the top six went virtually unchanged in both polls.

Who Jumped up?

The big winner was Notre Dame who now sits at No. 9 according to Associated Press voters. The Irish have just one loss (to No. 3 Georgia) and if Brian Kelly can take care of business, he’ll not only remove his butt from the warm seat, it may end up in the driver seat on the road to spoiling a Big 12 or Pac-12 team’s shot at the playoff.

Who dropped off?

USC dropped off in both polls after its blowout loss to Notre Dame. Michigan fell from 15 to 25 in the Coaches and completely out of the AP top 25 after being drummed by Penn State and Saquon Barkley’s Heisman campaign.

Conference Outlook

Oklahoma hangs in the top 10 after its close win in Manhattan and West Virginia survives after flirting with overtime against a win-less Baylor team. TCU throttled Kansas to keep them at No. 4. Iowa State debuted in the AP poll at No. 25 after its 31-13 win over Texas Tech which was ranked two weeks ago before losing to West Virginia.

Side note: When was the last time that three Florida schools were ranked and two of them were directional? And how well did Charlie Strong land on his feet? He’s 7-0 with a ranked team while Texas is 3-4. I love college football.

Here’s a look at OSU in the polls this year.

Preseason Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
AP No. 10 No. 11 No. 9 No. 6 No. 15  No. 15  No. 14  No. 10  No. 11  No.  No.  No.
Coaches No. 11 No. 10 No. 8 No. 7 No. 14  No. 14  No. 14  No. 11  No. 12  No.  No.  No.

 

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