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Week 9 Poll Breakdown: SEC & Big Ten

After a weekend that saw just one matchup of two top-25 teams, the AP and Coaches Poll stayed relatively the same. Only a handful of teams changed positions in the rankings with Texas A&M rejoining the AP Top-25.

Associated Press Top 25. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue.

Rank

Team

Record

PV Rank

1

Ohio State

8-0

1

2

Baylor

7-0

2

3

Clemson

8-0

3

4

LSU

7-0

4

5

TCU

8-0

5

6

Michigan State

8-0

6

7

Alabama

7-1

7

8

Notre Dame

7-1

9

9

Stanford

7-1

8

10

Iowa

8-0

10

11

Florida

7-1

11

12

Oklahoma State

8-0

12

13

Utah

7-1

13

14

Oklahoma

7-1

14

15

Memphis

8-0

16

16

Michigan

6-2

15 (-1)

17

Florida State

7-1

17

18

Houston

8-0

18

19

Ole Miss

7-2

19

20

Toledo

7-0

20

21

North Carolina

7-1

27

22

UCLA

6-2

24

23

Temple

7-1

21

24

Mississippi State

6-2

25 (+1)

25

Texas A&M

6-2

26 (+1)

 

Also Receiving Votes – Wisconsin (64), Northwestern (21), Tennessee (2)

The Amway Coaches Poll. Big Ten teams in red, SEC in blue. 

Rank

Team

Record

PV Rank

1

Ohio State

8-0

1

2

Baylor

7-0

2

3

TCU

8-0

3

4

LSU

7-0

4

5

Clemson

8-0

6

6

Michigan State

8-0

5 (-1)

7

Alabama

7-1

7

8

Stanford

7-1

8

9

Notre Dame

7-1

9

10

Oklahoma State

8-0

10

11

Iowa

8-0

11

12

Florida

7-1

12

13

Oklahoma

7-1

13

14

Utah

7-1

14

15

Florida State

7-1

15

16

Memphis

8-0

16

17

Michigan

6-2

17

18

Houston

8-0

19

19

Ole Miss

7-2

21 (+2)

20

Toledo

7-0

20

21

North Carolina

7-1

28

22

UCLA

6-2

25

23

Temple

7-1

22

24

Texas A&M

6-2

26 (+2)

25

Mississippi State

6-2

27 (+2)

 

 

Also Receiving Votes – Wisconsin (88), Northwestern (15), Penn State (8)

Here’s a closer look at our partner conferences, the Big Ten and the SEC:

Playoff Contenders (anyone ranked in the top 12) – Ohio State (Big Ten); LSU (SEC); Michigan State (Big Ten); Alabama (SEC); Iowa (Big Ten); Florida (Big Ten)

Potential Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Teams* – Iowa, Florida, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Penn State

* Based on available teams if the season ended today; doesn’t account for eligible contenders that don’t currently receive votes in either poll.

Biggest Change – Texas A&M (+1 AP, +2 Coaches); Mississippi State (+1 AP, +2 Coaches); Ole Miss (+2 Coaches)

Newcomers – Texas A&M, Mississippi State (Coaches)

Dropped Out – Georgia (Coaches)

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