2016 FBS Top 50 Poll for Week 9

THE TOP 50 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS IN WEEK 9

The Top 50 Football Bowls Subdivision college football poll for Week 9. Ranking is based on this week’s polls (Associated Press media / USA Today-American Football Coaches Association / National Football Foundation-Football Writers Association of America) and independent criteria.

1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC West) (1/1/1) is idle. Last game: W, 33-14 vs. Texas A&M Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 19 Louisiana State (5-2, 3-1 SEC West), 8 p.m. (CBS).

2. Michigan (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten East) (2/2/2) at Michigan State (2-5, 0-4 Big Ten East) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 41-8 vs. Illinois Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Maryland (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten East), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2).

3. Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC Atlantic) (3/3/3) at No. 14 Florida State (5-2, 2-2 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 8 p.m. (ABC). Last game: W, 24-17 (OT) vs. North Carolina State Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 ACC Atlantic), TBA.

4. Washington (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12 North) (4/4/4) at No. 17 Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: W, 41-17 vs. Oregon State Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at California (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12 North), TBA.

5. Louisville (6-1, 4-1 ACC Atlantic) (5/5/5) at Virginia (2-5, 1-2 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2). Last game: W, 54-13 vs. North Carolina State Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Boston College (3-4, 0-4 ACC Atlantic), TBA.

6. Ohio State (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten East) (6/8/6) vs. No. 44 Northwestern (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten West) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: L, 24-21 at Penn State Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 7 Nebraska (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten West), 8 p.m. (ABC).

7. Nebraska (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten West) (7/6t/7) at No. 11 Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten West) Saturday, 7 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 27-14 vs. Purdue Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 6 Ohio State (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten East), 8 p.m. (ABC).

8. Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) (8/6t/9) at Texas (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ABC). Last game: W, 49-7 vs. Kansas Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Texas Christian (4-3, 2-2 Big 12), 3:30 p.m. (FOX).

9. Texas A&M (6-1, 4-1 SEC West) (9/10/8) vs. New Mexico State (2-5, 1-3 Sun Belt) Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU). Last game: L, 33-14 at Alabama Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Mississippi State (2-5, 1-3 SEC West), 12 p.m.

10. West Virginia (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) (10/9/11) at No. 28 Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) Saturday, 12 p.m. (FOX). Last game: W, 34-10 vs. Texas Christian Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Kansas (1-6, 0-4 Big 12), TBA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2).

11. Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten West) (11/11/10) vs. No. 7 Nebraska (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten West), 7 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 17-9 at Iowa Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 44 Northwestern (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten West), 12 p.m.

12. Boise State (7-0, 3-0 MW Mountain) (13/13/12) at Wyoming (5-2, 3-0 MW Mountain) Saturday, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W, 28-27 vs. Brigham Young Thursday, Oct. 20. Next game: Friday, Nov. 4 vs. San Jose State (2-6, 1-3 MW West), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2).

13. Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC East) (14/12/13) vs. No. 45 Georgia (4-3, 2-3 SEC East) Saturday at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).
Last game: W, 40-14 vs. Missouri Saturday, Oct. 15.
Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 29 Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC West), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

14. Florida State (5-2, 2-2 ACC Atlantic) (12/14/14) vs. No. 3 Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 8 p.m. (ABC). Last game: W, 17-6 vs. Wake Forest Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at North Carolina State (4-3, 1-2 ACC Atlantic), TBA.

15. Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC West) (15/17/16) at No. 37 Mississippi (3-4, 1-3 SEC West) Saturday, 7:15 p.m. (SEC Network). Last game: W, 56-3 vs. Arkansas Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3 SEC East), 12 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2/SEC Network).

16. Oklahoma (5-2, 4-0 Big 12) (16/15/17) vs. Kansas (1-6, 0-4 Big 12) Saturday, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: W, 66-59 at Texas Tech Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 3 at Iowa State (1-6, 0-4 Big 12), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

17. Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12 South) (17/16/15) vs. No. 4 Washington (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: W, 52-45 at UCLA Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 10 at Arizona State (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12 South), 9:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

18. Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC East) (18/18/18) at South Carolina (3-4, 1-4 SEC East) Saturday, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: L, 49-10 vs. Alabama Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Tennessee Tech (3-5, 3-3 FCS Ohio Valley), 4 p.m.

19. Louisiana State (5-2, 3-1 SEC West) (19/19/19) is idle. Last game: Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC West), 8 p.m. (CBS).

20. Western Michigan (8-0, 4-0 MAC West) (20/21/20) is idle. Last game: W, 45-31 vs. Eastern Michigan Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Ball State (4-4, 1-3 MAC West), 8 p.m. (ESPN2).

21. North Carolina (6-2, 4-1 ACC Coastal) (21/20/22) is idle. Last game: W, 35-14 at Virginia Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Georgia Tech (4-3, 1-3 ACC Coastal), TBA.

22. Navy (5-1, 4-0 American West) (22/22/25t) at No. 36 South Florida (6-2, 3-1 American East) Friday, 7 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: W, 42-28 vs. Memphis Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Notre Dame (2-5 Independent) at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field), 11:30 a.m. (CBS).

23. Colorado (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12 South) (23/23/24) is idle. Last game: W, 10-5 at Stanford Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 3 vs. UCLA (3-5, 1-4 Pac-12 South), 9 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

24. Houston (6-2, 3-2 American West) (27/24/21) vs. UCF (4-3, 2-1 American East) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPNU). Last game: L, 38-16 at Southern Methodist Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Tulane (3-4, 0-3 American West), TBA.

25. Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten East) (24/27/23) at Purdue (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten West) Saturday, 12 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2). Last game: W, 24-21 vs. Ohio State Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Iowa (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten West), 7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network).

26. Virginia Tech (5-2, 3-1 ACC Coastal) (25/25/25t) at No. 33 Pittsburgh (5-2, 2-1 ACC Coastal) Thursday, 7 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 37-16 vs. Miami, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Duke (3-4, 0-3 ACC Coastal), TBA.

27. Washington State (5-2, 4-0 Pac-12 North) (26/26/27) at Oregon State (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 10:45 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: W, 37-32 at Arizona Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Arizona (2-5, 0-4 Pac-12 South), TBA.

28. Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) (28/28/nr) vs. No. 10 West Virginia (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) Saturday, 12 p.m. (FOX). Last game: W, 44-20 at Kansas Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 47 Kansas State (4-3, 2-2 Big 12), TBA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2).

29. Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC West) (29/30/nr) is idle. Last game: L, 56-3 at Arkansas Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 13 Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC East), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

30. San Diego State (6-1, 3-0 MW West) (32t/29/nr) at Utah State (3-4, 1-3 MW Mountain) Friday, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W, 42-3 vs. San Jose State Friday, Oct. 21. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Hawaii (4-4, 3-1 MW West), 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

31. Troy (6-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) (30/32/nr) is idle. Last game: W, 28-21 at South Alabama Thursday, Oct. 20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Massachusetts (1-7 Independent), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

32. Southern California (4-3, 3-2 Pac-12 South) (31/31/nr) vs. California (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12 North) Thursday, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 48-14 at Arizona Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Oregon (2-5, 0-4 Pac-12 North), TBA.

33. Pittsburgh (5-2, 2-1 ACC Coastal) (32t/37t/nr) vs. No. 26 Virginia Tech (5-2, 3-1 ACC Coastal) Thursday, 7 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 45-31 at Virginia Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 34 Miami, Fla. (4-3, 1-3 ACC Coastal), TBA.

34. Miami, Fla. (4-3, 1-3 ACC Coastal) (nr/33/nr) at Notre Dame (2-5 Independent) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (NBC). Last game: L, 37-16 at Virginia Tech Thursday, Oct. 20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 33 Pittsburgh (5-2, 2-1 ACC Coastal), TBA.

35. Middle Tennessee (5-2, 2-1 C-USA East) (nr/34t/nr) at Florida International (3-5, 3-1 C-USA East), 7 p.m. (ESPN3). Last game: W, 51-45 at Missouri Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Texas-San Antonio (3-4, 2-2 C-USA West), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

36. South Florida (6-2, 3-1 American East) (nr/34t/nr) vs. No. 22 Navy (5-1, 4-0 American West) Friday, 7 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: L, 46-30 at Temple Friday, Oct. 21. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 12 at No. 46 Memphis (5-2, 2-1 American West), TBA.

37. Mississippi (3-4, 1-3 SEC West) (nr/34t/nr) vs. No. 15 Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC West) Saturday, 7:15 p.m. (SEC Network). Last game: L, 38-21 at Louisiana State Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Georgia Southern (4-3, 3-1 Sun Belt), 12 p.m. (ESPNU).

38. Tulsa (5-2, 2-1 American West) (nr/37t/nr) at No. 46 Memphis (5-2, 2-1 American West) Saturday, 8 p.m. (ESPNews). Last game: W, 50-27 vs. Tulane Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. East Carolina (2-5, 0-3 American East), 8 p.m. (ESPNews).

39. Toledo (6-1, 3-0 MAC West) (nr/nr/nr) vs. Ohio (5-3, 3-1 MAC East) Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W, 31-17 vs. Central Michigan Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Akron (5-3, 3-1 MAC East), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2).

40. Appalachian State (5-2, 3-0 Sun Belt) (nr/37t/nr) at Georgia Southern (4-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU). Last game: W, 37-19 vs. Idaho Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Texas State (2-5, 0-3 Sun Belt), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

41. Temple (5-3, 3-1 American East) (nr/nr/nr) vs. Cincinnati (4-3, 1-3 American East), 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network). Last game: W, 46-30 vs. South Florida Friday, Oct. 21. Next game: Friday, Nov. 4 at Connecticut (3-5, 1-4 American East), 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

42. Stanford (4-3, 2-3 Pac-12 North) (nr/nr/nr) at Arizona (2-5, 0-4 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 11 p.m. (FOX Sports 1). Last game: L, 10-5 vs. Colorado Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Oregon State (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12 North), TBA.

43. Wake Forest (5-2, 2-2 ACC Atlantic) (nr/nr/nr) vs. No. 50 Army (4-3 Independent) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ACC/RSN). Last game: L, 17-6 at Florida State Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Virginia (2-5, 1-2 ACC Coastal), 3 p.m. (ACC/RSN).

44. Northwestern (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten West) (nr/nr/nr) at No. 6 Ohio State (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten East) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN). Last game: W, 24-14 vs. Indiana Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 11 Wisconsin (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten West), 12 p.m.

45. Georgia (4-3, 2-3 SEC East) (nr/nr/nr) vs. No. 13 Florida (5-1, 3-1 SEC East) Saturday at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field), 3:30 p.m. (CBS). Last game: L, 17-16 vs. Vanderbilt Saturday, Oct. 15. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Kentucky (4-3, 2-2 SEC East), 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network).

46. Memphis (5-2, 2-1 American West) (nr/nr/nr) vs. No. 38 Tulsa (5-2, 2-1 American West) Saturday, 8 p.m. (ESPNews). Last game: L, 42-28 at Navy Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Southern Methodist (3-4, 1-2 American West), 4 p.m. (ESPNews).

47. Kansas State (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) (nr/nr/nr) at Iowa State (1-6, 0-4 Big 12) Saturday, 12 p.m. (FSN). Last game: W, 24-21 vs. Texas Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 28 Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1 Big 12), TBA (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2).

48. Brigham Young (4-4 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) is idle. Last game: L, 28-27 at Boise State Thursday, Oct. 20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Cincinnati (4-3, 1-3 American East), 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

49. Air Force (4-3, 1-3 MW Mountain) (nr/nr/nr) at Fresno State (1-7, 0-4 MW West) Friday, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2). Last game: L, 34-27 (2OT) vs. Hawaii Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 50 Army (4-3 Independent), 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

50. Army (4-3 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) at No. 43 Wake Forest (5-2, 2-2 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ACC/RSN). Last game: L, 35-18 vs. North Texas Saturday, Oct. 22. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 49 Air Force (4-3, 1-3 MW Mountain), 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

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