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AP Top 25: No. 3 Alabama Jumps Oklahoma, Penn State Falls

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Previously ranked No. 4 Alabama (7-1) landed the No. 3 spot in Week 9’s AP Top 25 Poll released Sunday after a 52-24 win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.

No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs (7-0) remain in the top spot for the third straight week, as the No. 2 Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0) remain in the second spot.

The previously ranked No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners (8-0) fell one spot after the Sooners were shut out in the first half against Kansas before scoring 35 in the second half and pulling away late. Oklahoma came away with a nondominant 35-23 victory on Saturday.

No. 5 Ohio State (6-1), beating Indiana 54-7, and No. 6 Michigan (7-0), dominating Northwestern 33-7, both held their spots.

AP Top 25 Poll for Week 9

Previously ranked No. 10 Oregon (6-1) moved up three spots to No. 7 after beating UCLA (5-3) 34-31 on Saturday.

No. 8 Michigan State (7-0), No. 9 Iowa (6-1) and No. 10 Mississippi (6-1) round out the top 10.

Previously ranked No. 7 Penn State dropped 13 spots to No. 20 after losing in a record nine overtime periods to Illinois. Oklahoma State fell from No. 8 to No. 15 after losing at Iowa State, the AP reports.

The full AP Top 25 Poll for Week 9 can be seen here.


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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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    • No argument with the team on the field yesterday. That said, with healthy Clifford and Mustipher (and an offensive coordinator with even a semi-creative gameplay), put them up against pretty much anyone not residing in Tuscaloosa, Athens or Columbus.

      Speaking of the Tide, 13 spots minimum is how far you’re supposed to tumble when you lose to an unranked team. I’d have kicked the Nittany Lions out of the Top 25 based on that uninspired and listless performance yesterday, but 13 spots minimum.

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