The newest version of the AP Top 25 college football rankings have been released, and there was some movement in the Week 9 poll.
If you were looking for the same type of craziness around college football that we saw in Week 7, you may have to wait another week.
Week 8 of the season didn’t have much shock but it did pack some intrigue with matchups like Michigan vs. Michigan State, Oregon vs. Washington State, LSU vs. Mississippi State, Clemson vs. NC State and Oklahoma vs. TCU.
Most of those games ended as everyone expected. Michigan took care of Michigan State in East Lansing, LSU handled Mississippi State, Clemson dismantled the Wolfpack and Oklahoma smacked TCU around for 60 minutes. The real surprise was No. 25 Washington State pulling off a convincing upset of Oregon.
The biggest surprise of the week wasn’t even a battle of ranked teams, it was actually the primetime matchup between Purdue and Ohio State. The Boilermakers out-played the No. 2 team in the country for four quarters and handed the Buckeyes a 49-20 loss, their first of the year.
These led to some major changes in the AP Top 25 for Week 9.
We see some new blood in the rankings such as Appalachian State and Utah and others exited the poll such as Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Michigan State. Stanford, on the other hand, has entered the poll yet again after starting the season in the AP Top 25.
Washington State made the biggest move up this week, going from No. 25 to No. 14 and Ohio State had the biggest drop from No. 2 down to No. 11. It’s been an interesting week, but the Week 9 rankings are setting things up for an even crazier slate of games this coming weekend.