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New Week Nine AP/Coaches Polls Released

The Illini were idle this weekend, which gave us all a chance to observe some big-time Saturday matchups that had huge implications on the new weekly polls.

The Seminoles celebrate after a 31-27 win against Notre Dame
The Seminoles celebrate after a 31-27 win against Notre Dame
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Following a thrilling game between Notre Dame and Florida State to cap off the weekend, the college football world saw even more shakeup this morning when the new polls were released. You'll notice that Sagarin isn't buying into Mississippi State and Florida State quite as much as the media polls are, and Sagarin is also much higher on teams like Georgia and Oklahoma despite their record. Also of note: the SEC West has four of the top five teams in the AP Poll, the first time ever that one conference division has four out of the top five. So without further ado, here are the polls:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss
2 Florida State Florida State Alabama
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Auburn
4 Alabama Alabama Mississippi State
5 Auburn Michigan State Georgia
6 Oregon Auburn Oklahoma
7 Notre Dame Oregon TCU
8 Michigan State Notre Dame Baylor
9 Georgia Georgia Oregon
10 TCU TCU Florida State
11 Kansas State Kansas State Michigan State
12 Baylor Ohio State LSU
13 Ohio State Baylor Ohio State
14 Arizona State Arizona State Kansas State
15 Arizona Arizona Notre Dame
16 Nebraska Nebraska Texas A&M
17 Oklahoma East Carolina Clemson
18 East Carolina Oklahoma Nebraska
19 Utah Utah USC
20 USC Clemson UCLA
21 Clemson USC Stanford
22 West Virginia Marshall Utah
23 Marshall LSU Arizona State
24 LSU Minnesota West Virginia
25 UCLA West Virginia
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit
Other Notables Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State, Duke, Maryland, and Missouri

Looking ahead to Week Nine, there will be several huge Big Ten matchups including Maryland-Wisconsin, Michigan-Michigan State, and Ohio State-Penn State. Other games around the country that feature two ranked teams include USC versus Utah and Ole Miss versus LSU (where the ESPN GameDay crew will be).