The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll following Week 8 of the college football season. And what a wild week it was as the race for the College Football Playoff begins to heat up.
After Ohio State’s stunning loss, there were some shakeups near the top of the poll.
Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming weekend in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?
The complete AP Top 25 poll for Week 9 can be seen below.
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings — Week 9
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- West Virginia
- Washington State
- Texas A&M
- Penn State
- North Carolina State
- Appalachian State
Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 54, Utah St. 50, San Diego St. 48, Fresno St. 35, Miami 34, Virginia 25, Houston 19, Purdue 17, Michigan St. 8, Cincinnati 7, Auburn 5, Mississippi St. 2, Boston College 2, UAB 1.
The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.
Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.