Another weekend of college football that included even more crazy finishes is in the books. No. 1 Ohio State absolutely dismantled Rutgers 49-7 to move to 8-0 -- they'll come to Champaign in three weeks to take on the Illini. Elsewhere around the top 10, Baylor, Clemson, LSU, and Michigan State all embarrassed their opponents while No. 3 Utah and No. 9 Florida State suffered their first losses of the season. Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Houston, and Memphis were also big winners this past Saturday, and the only other ranked team to suffer a loss was No. 15 Texas A&M.
Focusing on our neck of the woods in the Big Ten, Northwestern became bowl-eligible with a road win at Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are now 3-5 and 1-3 in the conference. Penn State also clinched a postseason berth with a narrow one-point victory at Maryland; the Illini will travel to take on the Nittany Lions next weekend.
Speaking of the orange and blue, Illinois might've continued to receive votes in the polls if they had pulled off a victory against Wisconsin, but, sitting at 4-3, they'll have to wait a few more weeks if they want any hope of jumping into the rankings. Below is the full breakdown of the top 25 polls heading into week nine of the season.
Week 9 Rankings:
*This post will be updated with new rankings throughout the afternoon
|1||Ohio State (49)|
Others Receiving Votes (Coaches Poll):
Texas A&M 89; Mississippi State 70; North Carolina 55; Wisconsin 36; California 17; Navy 15; Northwestern 14; Southern California 14; Oregon 11; Brigham Young 11; Washington State 11; Boise State 1; Marshall 1