Power Rankings – Week 9
Published on Monday, 10/24/16, at 3:20 p.m. Eastern.
Rankings based on who will be favored over whom on a neutral field tomorrow.
1-Alabama – Tiger Stadium awaits the Tide w/o Eddie Jackson
2-Michigan – This weekend in East Lansing is personal.
3-Clemson – Gallman ‘questionable’ at FSU.
4-Louisville – Lamar Jackson might pull an Archie Griffin.
5-Washington – Huskies have coasted through an easy schedule to date.
6-Ohio St. – All good if it wins out – & special teams improve.
7-Texas A&M – 4 of last five games at home.
8-Wisconsin – LB Jack Clichy lost for the season.
9-West Va. – OU & Baylor have to come to Morgantown.
10-Baylor – Come Friday, Bears will have played 1 game in 26 days.
11-Auburn – You’re off the hot seat (and then some), Gus Malzahn
12-LSU – The demise of Leonard Fournette was greatly exaggerated.
13-Florida – Hoping LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) will be ready for UGA.
14-FSU – Can salvage season w/ win over Clemson.
15-Oklahoma – Bob Stoops’s ‘D’ allowed 854 yards to T-Tech.
16-Nebraska – Sorry to my Neb. peeps, but this team’s a pretender.
17-Tennessee – Downgraded due to injuries.
18-Utah – ‘D’ needs injured Williams & Tauteoli back vs. UW.
19-North Carolina – Open date before hosting Ga. Tech.
20-Washington St. – I know you ain’t chicken shit, Mike Leach. Todd Graham’s a chump.
22-Boise St. – Won’t be tested until regular-season finale at Air Force.
22-Va. Tech – Nice beatdown of the ‘Canes.
23-Colorado – Mike MacIntyre a legit COY candidate.
24-Navy – This just in (not!): Ken Niumatalolo can coach.
25-Penn St. (tie) – They do still play football at PSU.
25-Southern Cal (tie) – Looking for 4th straight win @ home vs. Cal.
Just missed: BYU, Pitt, Western Michigan, Ole Miss & Troy.