The Tigers look to overcome what appears to be the last major hurdle between them and the ACC title game.
Penn State survived its first-half schedule. Now, the Nittany Lions are set up for a strong finish.
The polls are open! Cast your vote for one of the 10 teams we've identified as having the best chance to win college football's national championship.
Washington State RB Jamal Morrow's high percentage of winning the coin toss and almost winning the 'Price is Right' gave coach Mike Leach plenty of reason to choose him as team captain.
Houston started the season with playoff hopes, but that was before the Cougars lost to SMU.
Clemson is favored at Florida State while Michigan State is a double-digit home underdog in its clash with Michigan. ESPN Chalk offers the Week 9 lines from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(61)||7-0||1597||—||@ #11 Tennessee W 49-10||vs #6 Texas A&M W 33-14|
|2||Ohio StateOSU(2)||6-0||1524||—||@ #10 Wisconsin W 30-23||@ Penn State L 24-21|
|3||ClemsonCLEM(1)||7-0||1432||—||vs NC State W 24-17||—|
|4||MichiganMICH||6-0||1413||—||—||vs Illinois W 41-8|
|5||WashingtonWASH||6-0||1366||—||—||vs Oregon State W 41-17|
|6||Texas A&MTA&M||6-0||1287||—||—||@ #1 Alabama L 33-14|
|7||LouisvilleLOU||5-1||1207||—||vs Duke W 24-14||vs NC State W 54-13|
|8||BaylorBAY||6-0||1130||—||vs Kansas W 49-7||—|
|9||NebraskaNEB||6-0||1114||—||@ Indiana W 27-22||vs Purdue W 27-14|
|10||WisconsinWIS||4-2||874||—||vs #2 Ohio State L 30-23||@ Iowa W 17-9|
|11||HoustonHOU||6-1||841||1||vs Tulsa W 38-31||@ SMU L 38-16|
|12||FloridaFLA||5-1||830||2||vs Missouri W 40-14||—|
|13||West VirginiaWVU||5-0||781||5||@ Texas Tech W 48-17||vs TCU W 34-10|
|14||Boise StateBSU||6-0||772||1||vs Colorado State W 28-23||vs BYU W 28-27|
|15||Florida StateFSU||5-2||709||1||vs Wake Forest W 17-6||—|
|16||OklahomaOKLA||4-2||600||4||vs Kansas State W 38-17||@ Texas Tech W 66-59|
|17||ArkansasARK||5-2||570||5||vs #13 Ole Miss W 34-30||@ #24 Auburn L 56-3|
|18||UtahUTAH||6-1||538||3||@ Oregon State W 19-14||@ UCLA W 52-45|
|19||TennesseeTENN||5-2||457||8||vs #1 Alabama L 49-10||—|
|20||Western MichiganWMU||7-0||317||3||@ Akron W 41-0||vs Eastern Michigan W 45-31|
|21||North CarolinaUNC||5-2||250||NR||@ #17 Miami W 20-13||@ Virginia W 35-14|
|22||Ole MissMISS||3-3||182||9||@ #22 Arkansas L 34-30||@ #23 LSU L 38-21|
|23||LSULSU||4-2||176||2||vs Southern Mississippi W 45-10||vs #22 Ole Miss W 38-21|
|24||AuburnAUB||4-2||156||NR||—||vs #17 Arkansas W 56-3|
|25||NavyNAVY||4-1||133||NR||@ East Carolina L 0-0||vs Memphis W 42-28|
Dropped from rankings: Miami 17, Virginia Tech 19, Arizona State 24
Others receiving votes: Colorado 121, South Florida 108, Miami 74, Oklahoma State 51, Washington State 49, Virginia Tech 37, NC State 18, Stanford 16, Memphis 14, San Diego State 13, Troy 10, Pittsburgh 7, TCU 6, Arizona State 6, USC 6, Iowa 4, Appalachian State 2, BYU 1, Tulsa 1