2015 College Football Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 9 Edition

By Tire Rack

College Football Power Rankings: Week 9

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For once — well, at least this season — college football wasn’t filled with complete madness this weekend. That said, both Florida State and Utah went down … who were both undefeated entering this week.

The rankings will look a little different in Week 9 as a result.

25. Texas A&M Aggies

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25. Texas A&M Aggies

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The Texas A&M Aggies have now lost two games in a row, which means their College Football Playoff hopes are officially over.

24. Pittsburgh Panthers

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24. Pittsburgh Panthers

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The Pittsburgh Panthers still have a great chance at winning the ACC, which is a pretty big deal.

23. Ole Miss Rebels

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23. Ole Miss Rebels

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The Ole Miss Rebels had to capture a victory, which they, well, captured. Making the playoff would take an absolute miracle (and then some), but winning the SEC is still in play.

22. UCLA Bruins

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22. UCLA Bruins

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Thanks to Utah going down in upset fashion, there is still hope for the UCLA Bruins. For all it's worth, hope is a very powerful thing.

21. Duke Blue Devils

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21. Duke Blue Devils

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Clemson might be on top of the ACC world right now, but the conference is still wide open. Translation: Duke could still win the conference title.

20. Memphis Tigers

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20. Memphis Tigers

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Memphis remains undefeated. Here shortly, things should get really interesting in the AAC.

19. Houston Cougars

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19. Houston Cougars

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Apparently, undefeated is the name of the game in the AAC.

18. Temple Owls

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18. Temple Owls

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Yet another undefeated team in the AAC. Temple can make a monster statement by knocking off Notre Dame next.

17. Toledo Rockets

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17. Toledo Rockets

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Toledo has a very, very good shot at going undefeated. But will it deserve a spot in the playoff if it does?

16. Michigan Wolverines

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16. Michigan Wolverines

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Michigan had the week off. After what went down last weekend, a bye is just what it needed.

15. Oklahoma Sooners

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15. Oklahoma Sooners

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Another week and yet another blowout by Oklahoma. The Sooners still have a chance at the ultimate prize (the playoff), folks.

14. Florida State Seminoles

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14. Florida State Seminoles

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Florida State lost in brutal fashion against Georgia Tech. Its playoff hopes are now up in the air.

13. Florida Gators

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13. Florida Gators

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Hopefully Florida and Florida State still only have one loss each when they take the field against one another at the end of the season. If not, then two talented rivals will still battle it out, which is a solid consolation prize.

12. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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12. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys remain undefeated, but things will get rather interesting in the next few weeks. Until then, enjoy the perfect record, Cowboys fans.

11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Notre Dame's schedule is about to get rocky, as top 25 teams are currently all over its remaining slate.

10. Utah Utes

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10. Utah Utes

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Utah was supposed to be a top team in college football ... until it was embarrassed by the USC Trojans. As we have seen all season long, college football can be very unpredictable.

9. Stanford Cardinal

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9. Stanford Cardinal

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Stanford is the best team in the Pac-12 in my book. Some might be surprised, but many would likely agree.

8. Iowa Hawkeyes

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8. Iowa Hawkeyes

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Iowa is ranked in the top 10. Let me repeat that: IOWA IS RANKED IN THE TOP 10. Clearly, so much can change in just a year.

7. Alabama Crimson Tide

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7. Alabama Crimson Tide

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Survive and advance. Isn't that right, Alabama?

6. Clemson Tigers

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6. Clemson Tigers

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In bold prediction fashion, I predicted Clemson to lose this week ... oops.

5. LSU Tigers

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5. LSU Tigers

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The LSU Tigers are the last undefeated team standing in the SEC. Who knows if that will be the case after their next contest, which will be played against Alabama.

4. TCU Horned Frogs

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4. TCU Horned Frogs

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TCU's schedule is about to pick up, which is the case for most of the top dogs in the Big 12. Therefore, enjoy the rest of the Big 12 season.

3. Baylor Bears

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3. Baylor Bears

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Seth Russell went down this week, which could clearly spell doom for Baylor going forward.

2. Michigan State Spartans

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2. Michigan State Spartans

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Coming off a huge victory (in miracle fashion), Michigan State did not encounter a loss, which means things are still looking up for the Spartans.

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

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1. Ohio State Buckeyes

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I think it is safe to say that J.T. Barrett is the correct option at the quarterback position. The man is as lethal as they come.

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