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AP Poll, Week 9: LSU Takes Top Spot, Oregon Moves to No. 7

The LSU Tigers held on to their number one spot in the AP Poll again in week nine, though a number of other teams in the top 25 were not so lucky. 

After big upsets over Oklahoma and Wisconsin sent ripple effects through the top 25, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Boise State round out the top five with LSU, while Stanford's rout of the Washington Huskies helped out their cause a lot, moving them from No. 7 to No. 4. Oregon's dismantling of Colorado ensured them to move up as well, jumping up two spots from last week to No. 7 in the country. 

Texas Tech, USC, Penn State and Cincinnati all rode big wins into the top 25 again this week, with Texas Tech jumping all the way to No. 19 after stunning Oklahoma, who dropped to No. 11. Wisconsin fell from No. 4 to No. 12, while Michigan State rose to No. 9.

When LSU plays Alabama next week, it will mark the first time in SEC history that a No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP Poll square off agains each other in the regular season. Can't wait. 

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Stanford

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Clemson

 

7 Oregon

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Michigan State

 

10 Kansas State

 

11 Oklahoma

 

12 Wisconsin

 

13 Nebraska

 

14 South Carolina

 

15 Virginia Tech

 

16 Texas A&M

 

17 Michigan

 

18 Houston

 

19 Texas Tech

 

20 USC

 

21 Penn State

 

22 Georgia

 

23 Arizona State

 

24 Cincinnati

 

25 West Virginia