AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2016, Week 9: Ohio State Slides To #6 After Being Stunned By Penn State

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Alabama was the biggest favorite (18 points) in the history of games between top 6 teams when they took the field against Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide proved their superiority, and emerged as 33-14 victors. They unsurprisingly retained the top spot, followed in the top five by Michigan, Clemson, Washington and Lousville.

Houston- who were ranked #6 in the poll just two weeks ago- were embarrassed 38-16 by SMU for their second straight loss, and fell from #11 to completely out of the rankings.

Arkansas- who were humbled 56-3 by Auburn- and Ole Miss- who fell to LSU by a score of 38-21- also fell out of the rankings this week. The Razorbacks were ranked #17 last week, and the Rebels were #23.

On the other hand, Auburn and LSU were the biggest gainers in the poll this weekend. Auburn and LSU both moved up six spots, to #15 and #19, respectively.

Penn State moved into the #24 spot as a result of their upset of Ohio State. They were sandwiched by the other two newcomers in this week’s top 25, #23 Colorado and #25 Virginia Tech.


AP College Football Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS CHANGE
1 Alabama(60) 8-0 1524
2 Michigan(1) 7-0 1446 +1
3 Clemson 7-0 1382 +1
4 Washington 7-0 1373 +1
5 Louisville 6-1 1276 +2
6 Ohio State 6-1 1143 -4
7 Nebraska 7-0 1083 +1
8 Baylor 6-0 1063 +1
9 Texas A&M 6-1 1007 -3
10 West Virginia 6-0 997 +2
11 Wisconsin 5-2 980 -1
12 Florida State 5-2 725 +1
13 Boise State 7-0 716 +1
14 Florida 5-1 654 +1
15 Auburn 5-2 641 +6
16 Oklahoma 5-2 626
17 Utah 7-1 584 +2
18 Tennessee 5-2 572
19 LSU 5-2 352 +6
20 Western Michigan 8-0 349
21 North Carolina 6-2 328 +1
22 Navy 5-1 251 +2
23 Colorado 6-2 207 NR
24 Penn State 5-2 193 NR
25 Virginia Tech 5-2 110 NR

Dropped from rankings: Houston 11, Arkansas 17, Ole Miss 23

Others receiving votes: Washington State 84, Houston 67, Oklahoma State 62, Arkansas 14, Troy 6, USC 5, San Diego State 2, Pittsburgh 2, SMU 1

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