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2014 College Football Polls: Week 9

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A quick look at the latest college football rankings, and a look ahead at the upcoming games.

Wesley Hitt

Week 8 of the 2014 college football season gave fans a top 5 upset, as well as what was likely the game of the year thus far.  Let’s once again recap and look ahead…

AP Coaches Massey
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss
2 Florida State Florida State Alabama
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Auburn
4 Alabama Alabama Mississippi State
5 Auburn Michigan State Florida State
6 Oregon Auburn Georgia
7 Notre Dame Oregon Oregon
8 Michigan State Notre Dame TCU
9 Georgia Georgia Michigan State
10 TCU TCU Kansas State
11 Kansas State Kansas State Notre Dame
12 Baylor Ohio State Oklahoma
13 Ohio State Baylor Baylor
14 Arizona State Arizona State Clemson
15 Arizona Arizona LSU
16 Nebraska Nebraska Arizona State
17 Oklahoma East Carolina Texas A&M
18 East Carolina Oklahoma Ohio State
19 Utah Utah UCLA
20 USC Clemson Nebraska
21 Clemson USC Missouri
22 West Virginia Marshall USC
23 Marshall LSU Arizona
24 LSU Minnesota West Virginia
25 UCLA West Virginia Utah

Georgia Overview

It was another great Saturday for all the Chubby boys and girls out there.  Nick Chubb ran for 202 yards on 30 carries, and Hutson Mason and Chris Conley connected five times for 128 yards and a touchdown as the Dawgs beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 45-32 in Little Rock.  UGA sprinted out to a 38-6 halftime lead before taking their foot off the gas pedal in the second half.  The #9 Dawgs have a much needed bye week before they head to Jacksonville for the Cocktail Party.


Fell Out: #15 Oklahoma State, #21 Texas A&M, #23 Stanford

Newcomers: #22 West Virginia, #24 LSU, #25 UCLA


#15 Arizona.  The Wildcats had this past weekend off, but looking ahead at their schedule, there are 3-4 more losses out there.  If Arizona doesn’t trip up in Pullman against Wazzu, they will go down in Los Angeles at the hands of the UCLA Bruins


#21 Clemson.  The Tigers have two very respectable losses as their only blemishes this season.  Their schedule is very favorable the rest of the way, and it is very possible that Clemson ends the season with only those two losses.  Look for the Tigers to keep climbing the polls.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#3 Ole Miss at #24 LSU

#20 USC at #19 Utah

Upset Alert

Once again, my upset alert team should have listened to me, as Baylor went down at West Virginia last week.  With only two matchups featuring ranked teams this week, there are no shortages of options for this week’s upset alert.  Wazzu over Arizona and Oklahoma State over West Virginia both could very well happen.  However, I’m going with Penn State to take care of business at home against Ohio State.  Penn State has lost two straight, and Ohio State has beat up on inferior opponents as of late, but an 8:00 pm kick in Happy Valley will help spur the Nittany Lions to their first signature win under new coach James Franklin.