Top 25 Power Rankings – Week 9

Published on Sunday, 10/20/13, at 1:34 p.m. Eastern.

By Brian Edwards

1-Alabama — Henry’s late 80-yard run hooked up ‘over’ backers (like me).
2-Oregon — Finally, the Ducks fail to cover.
3-FSU — Biggest win in…. a long freakin’ time and done w/ authority.
4-Stanford — Huge road game this weekend in Corvallis.
5-Baylor — One more cupcake before a five-game stretch vs. Big 12’s best.
6-Ohio St. — PSU comes to The ‘Shoe off a bye week.
7-Missouri — Smashed a Florida team w/ injuries galore, gets Gamecocks next.
8-LSU — Two gut-wrenching road L’s by a field goal, still capable of beating ‘Bama.
9-UCLA — No time to sulk w/ trip to Eugene on deck.
10-Miami — Vintage look-ahead spot Saturday vs. improving Wake Forest squad.
11-Auburn — Hello! Can’t say I saw that one coming. Malzahn in Coach of Year discussion.
12-Texas A&M — Can’t ask Manziel to score 50 every week.
13-Clemson — Not supposed to take assbeatings like that at home under the lights.
14-Va. Tech — Will most likely take an eight-game winning streak into Miami on Nov. 9.
15-South Carolina — Will Connor Shaw be able to go at Mizzou?
16-Wisconsin — Badgers get open date before tough game at Iowa.
17-Texas Tech — We’ll find out what Red Raiders are made of Saturday in Norman.
18-Oregon St. — Sean Mannion leads nation in passing yards w/ a 29/3 TD-INT ratio.
19-Michigan St. — Best defense in America.
20-Oklahoma — Not sure Sooners should be ranked this high.
21-Notre Dame — Solid wins over Arizona St. and USC last two times out.
22-Arizona St. — Tough spot for Washington, but impressive pimpslap nonetheless.
23-Ole Miss — Great win despite a defense that was decimated by injuries.
24-UCF — Biggest win in school history Thursday at Louisville.
25-Louisville — Can’t lose games when you lead by 21 at home in the second half.

In the mix: Michigan, Oklahoma St., Georgia, Florida, Fresno St., Utah, Washington, Texas, Vandy & BYU.

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