How Top 50 FBS Team Fared in Week 9

HOW TOP 50 FBS TEAMS FARED IN WEEK 9

The Top 50 Football Bowls Subdivision college football poll for Week 9 and how they fared this week. 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) was idle. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 19 Louisiana State (5-2, 3-1 SEC West), 8 p.m. (CBS).

2. Michigan (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten East) (2/2/2) won at Michigan State (2-6, 0-5 Big Ten East) Saturday, 32-23. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Maryland (5-3, 2-3 Big Ten East), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN).

3. Clemson (8-0, 5-0 ACC Atlantic) (3/3/3) won at No. 14 Florida State (5-3, 2-3 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 37-34. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 ACC Atlantic), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2).

4. Washington (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12 North) (4/4/4) won at No. 17 Utah (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 31-24. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at California (4-4, 2-3 Pac-12 North), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN).

5. Louisville (7-1, 5-1 ACC Atlantic) (5/5/5) won at Virginia (2-6, 1-3 ACC Coastal) Saturday, 32-25. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Boston College (4-4, 1-4 ACC Atlantic), 12 p.m. (ESPN2).

6. Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten East) (6/8/6) beat No. 44 Northwestern (4-4, 3-2 Big Ten West) Saturday, 24-20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 7 Nebraska (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten West), 8 p.m. (ABC).

7. Nebraska (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten West) (7/6t/7) lost at No. 11 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten West) Saturday, 23-17 (OT). Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 6 Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten East), 8 p.m. (ABC).

8. Baylor (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) (8/6t/9) lost at Texas (4-4, 2-3 Big 12) Saturday, 35-34. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Texas Christian (4-4, 2-3 Big 12), 3:30 p.m. (FOX).

9. Texas A&M (7-1, 4-1 SEC West) (9/10/8) beat New Mexico State (2-6, 1-3 Sun Belt) Saturday, 52-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Mississippi State (3-5, 1-3 SEC West), 12 p.m. (SEC Network).

10. West Virginia (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) (10/9/11) lost at No. 28 Oklahoma State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) Saturday, 37-20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Kansas (1-7, 0-5 Big 12), 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

11. Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten West) (11/11/10) beat No. 7 Nebraska (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten West) Saturday, 23-17 (OT). Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 44 Northwestern (4-4, 3-2 Big Ten West), 12 p.m. (ABC).

12. Boise State (7-1, 3-1 MW Mountain) (13/13/12) lost at Wyoming (6-2, 4-0 MW Mountain) Saturday, 30-28. Next game: Friday, Nov. 4 vs. San Jose State (3-6, 2-3 MW West), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN2).

13. Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC East) (14/12/13) beat No. 45 Georgia (4-4, 2-4 SEC East) Saturday at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field), 24-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 29 Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC West), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

14. Florida State (5-3, 2-3 ACC Atlantic) (12/14/14) lost to No. 3 Clemson (8-0, 5-0 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 37-34. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at North Carolina State (4-4, 1-3 ACC Atlantic), 7 p.m. (ESPNU).

15. Auburn (6-2, 4-1 SEC West) (15/17/16) won at No. 37 Mississippi (3-5, 1-4 SEC West) Saturday, 40-29. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Vanderbilt (4-4, 1-3 SEC East), 12 p.m. (ESPN).

16. Oklahoma (6-2, 5-0 Big 12) (16/15/17) beat Kansas (1-7, 0-5 Big 12) Saturday, 56-3. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 3 at Iowa State (1-7, 0-5 Big 12), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN).

17. Utah (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12 South) (17/16/15) lost to No. 4 Washington (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 31-24. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 10 at Arizona State (5-4, 2-4 Pac-12 South), 9:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

18. Tennessee (5-3, 2-3 SEC East) (18/18/18) lost at South Carolina (4-4, 2-4 SEC East) Saturday, 24-21. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Tennessee Tech (3-5, 3-3 FCS Ohio Valley), 4 p.m. (SEC Network).

19. Louisiana State (5-2, 3-1 SEC West) (19/19/19) was idle. 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) was idle. 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) was idle. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Georgia Tech (5-3, 2-3 ACC Coastal), 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network).

22. Navy (5-2, 4-1 American West) (22/22/25t) lost at No. 36 South Florida (7-2, 4-1 American East) Friday, 52-45. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Notre Dame (3-5 Independent) at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field), 11:30 a.m. (CBS).

23. Colorado (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12 South) (23/23/24) was idle. Next game: Thursday, Nov. 3 vs. UCLA (3-5, 1-4 Pac-12 South), 9 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

24. Houston (7-2, 4-2 American West) (27/24/21) beat UCF (4-4, 2-2 American East) Saturday, 31-24. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Tulane (3-5, 0-4 American West), TBA.

25. Penn State (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten East) (24/27/23) won at Purdue (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten West) Saturday, 62-24. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Iowa (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten West), 7:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network).

26. Virginia Tech (6-2, 4-1 ACC Coastal) (25/25/25t) won at No. 33 Pittsburgh (5-3, 2-2 ACC Coastal) Thursday, 39-36. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Duke (3-5, 0-4 ACC Coastal), 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU).

27. Washington State (6-2, 5-0 Pac-12 North) (26/26/27) won at Oregon State (2-6, 1-4 Pac-12 North) Saturday, 35-31. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Arizona (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12 South), 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Network).

28. Oklahoma State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) (28/28/nr) beat No. 10 West Virginia (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) Saturday, 37-20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 47 Kansas State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2).

29. Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC West) (29/30/nr) was idle. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 13 Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC East), 3:30 p.m. (CBS).

30. San Diego State (7-1, 4-0 MW West) (32t/29/nr) won at Utah State (3-5, 1-4 MW Mountain) Friday, 40-13. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Hawaii (4-5, 3-2 MW West), 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

31. Troy (6-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) (30/32/nr) was idle. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Massachusetts (2-7 Independent), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

32. Southern California (5-3, 4-2 Pac-12 South) (31/31/nr) beat California (4-4, 2-3 Pac-12 North) Thursday, 45-24. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Oregon (3-5, 1-4 Pac-12 North), 7 p.m. (ESPN).

33. Pittsburgh (5-3, 2-2 ACC Coastal) (32t/37t/nr) lost to No. 26 Virginia Tech (6-2, 4-1 ACC Coastal) Thursday, 39-36. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 34 Miami, Fla. (4-4, 1-3 ACC Coastal), 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network).

34. Miami, Fla. (4-4, 1-3 ACC Coastal) (nr/33/nr) lost at Notre Dame (3-5 Independent) Saturday, 30-27. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 33 Pittsburgh (5-3, 2-2 ACC Coastal), 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network).

35. Middle Tennessee (6-2, 3-1 C-USA East) (nr/34t/nr) won at Florida International (3-6, 3-2 C-USA East), 42-35. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Texas-San Antonio (4-4, 3-2 C-USA West), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

36. South Florida (7-2, 4-1 American East) (nr/34t/nr) beat No. 22 Navy (5-2, 4-1 American West) Friday, 52-45. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 12 at No. 46 Memphis (5-3, 2-2 American West), TBA.

37. Mississippi (3-5, 1-4 SEC West) (nr/34t/nr) lost to No. 15 Auburn (6-2, 4-1 SEC West) Saturday, 40-29. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Georgia Southern (4-4, 3-2 Sun Belt), 12 p.m. (ESPNU).

38. Tulsa (6-2, 3-1 American West) (nr/37t/nr) won at No. 46 Memphis (5-3, 2-2 American West) Saturday, 59-30. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. East Carolina (3-5, 1-3 American East), 8 p.m. (ESPNews).

39. Toledo (6-2, 3-1 MAC West) (nr/nr/nr) lost to Ohio (6-3, 4-1 MAC East) Thursday, 31-26. Next game: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Akron (5-4, 3-2 MAC East), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2).

40. Appalachian State (6-2, 4-0 Sun Belt) (nr/37t/nr) won at Georgia Southern (4-4, 3-2 Sun Belt) Thursday, 34-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Texas State (2-5, 0-3 Sun Belt), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3).

41. Temple (6-3, 4-1 American East) (nr/nr/nr) beat Cincinnati (4-4, 1-4 American East), 34-13. Next game: Friday, Nov. 4 at Connecticut (3-6, 1-5 American East), 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

42. Stanford (5-3, 3-3 Pac-12 North) (nr/nr/nr) won at Arizona (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12 South) Saturday, 34-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Oregon State (2-6, 1-4 Pac-12 North), 3:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).

43. Wake Forest (5-3, 2-2 ACC Atlantic) (nr/nr/nr) lost to No. 50 Army (5-3 Independent) Saturday, 21-13. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Virginia (2-6, 1-3 ACC Coastal), 3 p.m. (ACC/RSN).

44. Northwestern (4-4, 3-2 Big Ten West) (nr/nr/nr) lost at No. 6 Ohio State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten East) Saturday, 24-20. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 11 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten West), 12 p.m. (ABC).

45. Georgia (4-4, 2-4 SEC East) (nr/nr/nr) lost to No. 13 Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC East) Saturday at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field), 24-10. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Kentucky (5-3, 4-2 SEC East), 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network).

46. Memphis (5-3, 2-2 American West) (nr/nr/nr) lost to No. 38 Tulsa (6-2, 3-1 American West) Saturday, 59-30. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Southern Methodist (4-4, 2-2 American West), 4 p.m. (ESPNews).

47. Kansas State (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) (nr/nr/nr) won at Iowa State (1-7, 0-5 Big 12) Saturday, 31-26. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 28 Oklahoma State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12), 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2).

48. Brigham Young (4-4 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) was idle. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at Cincinnati (4-4, 1-4 American East), 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

49. Air Force (5-3, 2-3 MW Mountain) (nr/nr/nr) won at Fresno State (1-8, 0-5 MW West) Friday, 31-21. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 at No. 50 Army (5-3 Independent), 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

50. Army (5-3 Independent) (nr/nr/nr) won at No. 43 Wake Forest (5-3, 2-2 ACC Atlantic) Saturday, 21-13. Next game: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. No. 49 Air Force (5-3, 2-3 MW Mountain), 12 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

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