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Week 9 College Football Rankings: Illinois no longer receiving votes in the polls

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The Illini might have received votes with a win over Wisconsin, but for now they'll have to wait to jump into the rankings.

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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

Coaches Poll

Coaches
1 Ohio State (49)
2 Baylor (10)
3 TCU (2)
4 LSU (1)
5 Michigan State
6 Clemson (1)
7 Alabama
8 Stanford
9 Notre Dame
10 Oklahoma State
11 Iowa
12 Florida
13 Oklahoma
14 Utah
15 Florida State
16 Memphis
17 Michigan
18 Duke
19 Houston
20 Toledo
21 Ole Miss
22 Temple
23 Georgia
24 Pitt
25 UCLA

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