2016 College Football Rankings - Week 9

AP Top 25

2MichiganMICH(1)7-01446 1
3ClemsonCLEM7-01382 1
4WashingtonWASH7-01373 1
5LouisvilleLOU6-11276 2
6Ohio StateOSU6-11143 4
7NebraskaNEB7-01083 1
8BaylorBAY6-01063 1
9Texas A&MTA&M6-11007 3
10West VirginiaWVU6-0997 2
11WisconsinWIS5-2980 1
12Florida StateFSU5-2725 1
13Boise StateBSU7-0716 1
14FloridaFLA5-1654 1
15AuburnAUB5-2641 6
17UtahUTAH7-1584 2
19LSULSU5-2352 6
20Western MichiganWMU8-0349
21North CarolinaUNC6-2328 1
22NavyNAVY5-1251 2
24Penn StatePSU5-2193NR
25Virginia TechVT5-2110NR

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

Coaches Poll

2MichiganMICH7-01486 2
4WashingtonWASH7-01434 1
5LouisvilleLOU6-11321 2
6BaylorBAY6-01194 2
NebraskaNEB7-01194 3
8Ohio StateOSU6-11137 6
9West VirginiaWVU6-01007 4
10Texas A&MTA&M6-1979 4
11WisconsinWIS5-2963 1
13Boise StateBSU7-0776 1
14Florida StateFSU5-2767 1
15OklahomaOKLA5-2692 1
16UtahUTAH7-1664 2
17AuburnAUB5-2552 7
18TennesseeTENN5-2523 1
19LSULSU5-2424 4
20North CarolinaUNC6-2388 1
21Western MichiganWMU8-0352 1
22NavyNAVY5-1243 3
24HoustonHOU6-2144 13
25Virginia TechVT5-2116NR

Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 17, Ole Miss 22

Others receiving votes: Washington State 93, Penn State 80, Oklahoma State 64, San Diego State 15, Arkansas 11, USC 7, Troy 6, Miami 5, Middle Tennessee 3, South Florida 3, Ole Miss 3, Tulsa 2, Pittsburgh 2, Appalachian State 2, Wyoming 1


  • Clemson will be vulnerable against Florida State

    Kirk Herbstreit looks ahead to Saturday's showdown between Clemson and Florida State and examines how Ohio State will respond after losing to Penn State.

  • Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown: Will Watson exploit any FSU errors?

    Deshaun Watson leads No. 3 Clemson to face No. 12 Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium, a place where the Tigers have won only once in 12 years. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spotlights the noteworthy matchups to watch Saturday.

  • Five Tide in #CFBRank top 20; Jackson still No. 1

    Touchdown-savvy Alabama DE Jonathan Allen and four defensive teammates find themselves in top 20 of the updated player rankings. But everyone in college football is still looking up at the Heisman favorite: Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.

  • David Pollack's Next Generation: Utes have surprise star RB

    Utah RB Joe Williams returned to the team two weeks ago after a month-long retirement and has since scored five touchdowns. ESPN college football analyst David Pollack explains how he's given No. 17 Utah a spark as No. 4 Washington comes to town.

  • No. 15 Auburn, Ole Miss clash in Oxford

    Two teams seemingly headed in opposite directions will clash when the Ole Miss Rebels host the No. 15 Auburn Tigers at 7:15 p.m. ET Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford (SEC Network).

  • No. 13 Broncos eye New Year's bowl

    Boise State finds itself in the favorite's role when it comes to landing the coveted New Year's Six bowl bid that goes to the top team that isn't associated with a power conference.