The Associated Press has dropped its rankings in the AP Top 25 poll following Week 9 of the college football season. And what a wild week it was as the race for the College Football Playoff begins to heat up.
With losses to No. 6 Texas and No. 9 Florida, there were sure to be shakeups in the top 10.
A number of other top 25 teams fell short in Week 9 as well, with No. 15 Washington, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 18 Iowa, No. 19 Oregon, No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 21 USF, No. 22 NC State, No. 24 Stanford, and No. 25 Appalachian State also suffering defeat.
Among the biggest benefactors from the movement, Ohio State and Washington State were able to move into the top 10, while Houston, Fresno St, Utah St, Virginia, and Syracuse join the Top 25.
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 10 can be seen below.
AP Top 25 College Football Rankings — Week 10
- Alabama (60)
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Washington State
- West Virginia
- Penn State
- Utah State
- Fresno State
- Mississippi State
- Boston College
- Texas A&M
Others Receiving Votes: Washington 120, Northwestern 86, Georgia Southern 62, Michigan St. 51, Cincinnati 45, Iowa St. 42, South Florida 29, Stanford 26, Oklahoma St. 24, UAB 17, Oregon 13, Wisconsin 12, Auburn 7, San Diego St. 6, Army 6, NC State 5, California 2, Buffalo 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.