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Week 9 Top 25 Recap and My Top 25

A couple shakeups in the top ten and now we head to November.

Baylor v West Virginia Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

#2 Clemson Tigers 59, Florida State Seminoles 10

Yawn. I honestly don’t even watch Clemson because their schedule has so much cake they should just be blowing out birthday candles every week.

#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44, Navy Midshipmen 22

I keep thinking this will be the week the Irish get exposed and every week they find a way to win. Go ahead and pencil them into the playoffs.

Oklahoma State Cowboys 38, #6 Texas Longhorns 35

Barry Sanders in the house to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the best season ever and OSU jumped on Texas early and held on late.

#7 Georgia Bulldogs 36, #9 Florida Gators 17

I watched part of this game. Florida ran a flea-flicker on their first offensive snap. The QB overthrew him by 5 yards. SEC Quarterbacks....

#8 Oklahoma Sooners 51, Kansas State Wildcats 14

Kyler Murray is having a season that is Heisman-worthy and after this he’s gonna go get paid to play baseball.

#12 Kentucky Wildcats 15, Missouri Tigers 14

I’m not sure if this game is about the resiliency of the Wildcats or the complete ineptitude of the Tigers. Missouri sure looks like the team that played in the Big 12 8 years ago.

#13 West Virginia Mountaineers 58, Baylor Bears 14

Yeah. That’s how you do it. Take one on the chin before the bye and take all that anger out on the next foe. Well done gents.

#14 Washington State Cougars 41, #24 Stanford Cardinals 38

The fall of Stanford will one day be chronicled by Ivan Maisel on ESPN in a 30-for-30 piece that will be wonderful.

California Bears 12, #15 Washington Huskies 10

Things got so bad in this game that Washington pulled starter Jake Browning and not for injury concerns. #WOOF

Mississippi State Bulldogs 28. #16 Texas A&M Aggies 13

Road conference night games are hard. Now we can stop hearing about Jimbo having “two good losses”.

#17 Penn State Nittany Lions 30, #18 Iowa Hawkeyes 24

The Iowa punter threw an over-the-shoulder touchdown pass to a defensive end. #BigTenFootball

Arizona Wildcats 44, #19 Oregon Ducks 15

Road conference night games are hard and Oregon is a bad football team.

Northwestern Wildcats 31, #20 Wisconsin Badgers 17

Just remember, Paul Chryst started the year #4 with an inside track to the College Football Playoffs and an almost sure-fire Heisman contender. They are likely to finish unranked.

Houston Cougars 57, #21 South Florida Bulls 36

Typical Big East/American football, the good teams aren’t good enough to run the table and lose whatever momentum they had.

Syracuse Orangemen 51, #22 NC State Wolfpack 41

Syracuse might be good. Can’t say I’m too heartbroken about not playing NC State now.

#23 Utah Utes 41, UCLA Bruins 10

Utah vs Wazzou in the Pac-12 championship. Make it happen.

Georgia Southern Eagles 34, #25 Appalachian State Mountaineers 14

Conference road night games are hard. I’m sensing a pattern....

My Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. LSU
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Notre Dame
  5. Michigan
  6. Clemson
  7. Georgia
  8. Ohio State
  9. West Virginia
  10. Washington State
  11. UCF
  12. Kentucky
  13. Penn State
  14. Florida
  15. Texas
  16. Iowa
  17. Utah
  18. Virginia
  19. Syrcause
  20. Fresno State
  21. Buffalo
  22. UAB
  23. Miami Florida
  24. Georgia Southern
  25. Iowa State

Sorry about the fuzzy image but someone tell me how in the world I’m supposed to rank anything below 15? 9 of the bottom 11 ranked teams LOST.

So this is my best guess. I think LSU is for real and if they give Bama a game, I’m inclined to keep them at #2. I don’t think Notre Dame or Clemson are any good and would lose to a number of teams. Sorry I don’t believe in UCF. They are a mid-major team that hasn’t played anyone. They are at their ceiling. I can’t put them above 10 no matter what. I don’t really believe in Texas, Florida or Kentucky but can’t justify putting them much lower.

I doubt WVU moves up to the top 10 this week but I think we are a top ten team.