This week, the top 5 remains unchanged, but beyond that, it is a completely new list. Road losses by #6 Nebraska (7-1), #8 Baylor(6-1), #9 West Virginia (6-1), #11 Boise State (7-1), and #13 Florida State (5-3) are the reasons for five new teams in the top 15. #22 Oklahoma State (6-2), #23 Virginia Tech (6-2), and #24 USC (5-3) are ranked for the first time this season thanks to losses by former #18 Tennessee (5-3), and #21 Navy (5-2). Week 10 gets underway Tuesday night, as #16 Western Michigan (8-0) travels to take on Ball State. Looking forward to Saturday, big games include #9 Nebraska (7-1) on the road against #6 Ohio State (7-1) and #1 Alabama (8-0) going to #17 LSU (5-2), with both teams coming off of their byes.

NRCFR Top 25, week 10

  1. Alabama, BYE
  2. Michigan, W 32-23 @ Michigan St.
  3. Washington, W 31-24 @ #17 Utah
  4. Clemson, W 37-34 @ #13 Florida St.
  5. Louisville, W 32-35 @ Virginia
  6. (7) Ohio St., W 24-20 vs. Northwestern (+1)
  7. (10) Texas A&M, W 52-10 @ New Mexico St. (+3)
  8. (12) Wisconsin, W 23-17 vs. #6 Nebraska (+4)
  9. (6) Nebraska, L 17-23 @ #12 Wisconsin (-3)
  10. (14) Florida, W 24-10 @ Georgia (+4)
  11. (15) Oklahoma, W 56-3 vs. Kansas (+4)
  12. (16) Auburn, W 40-29 @ #36 Ole Miss (+4)
  13. (9) West Virginia, L 20-37 @ #29 Oklahoma St. (-4)
  14. (8) Baylor, L 34-35 @ Texas (-6)
  15. (13) Florida St., L 34-37 @ #4 Clemson (-2)
  16. (19) Western Michigan, BYE (+3)
  17. (20) LSU, BYE (+3)
  18. (11) Boise St., L 28-30 @ #40 Wyoming (-7)
  19. (22) Colorado, BYE (+3)
  20. (23) Penn St., W 62-24 @ Purdue (+3)
  21. (17) Utah, L 24-31 vs. #3 Washington (-4)
  22. (NR) Oklahoma St., W 37-20 @ #9 West Virginia (+7)
  23. (NR) Virginia Tech, W 39-36 @ #38 Pitt (+3)
  24. (25) UNC, BYE (+1)
  25. (NR) USC, W 45-24 vs. Cal (+3)

(Ranking last week in parentheses, if different)

Outside looking in: Washington St., Houston, Navy, USF, SDSU
Dropped out: #18 Tennessee, #21 Navy, #24 Houston

 

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