College Football Rankings, Week 9: Texas Tech moves up in AP Poll

Tom Pennington

Texas Tech jumps two spots to No. 15 after their wild OT win in Fort Worth.

The Week 9 AP Poll is out, and the Big 12 has three teams represented inside the top 15. Kansas State continues to carry the banner for the conference, holding at No. 4 after a blowout win at West Virginia. Oklahoma moved up a spot to No. 8, with their Week 9 showdown against Notre Dame on the docket in Norman.

The Red Raiders of Texas Tech continued their ascent up the AP Poll, jumping two spots to No. 15 after their thrilling overtime win against TCU. The Horned Frogs made a valiant comeback in the fourth quarter, but could not find the end zone in triple overtime. The Red Raiders now face Kansas State in Manhattan, a huge game that could give them a shot to move inside the top 10 with the road win.

In the SEC, Texas A&M dropped four spots to No. 22 after a frustrating loss to LSU. Here's this week's entire AP Top 25 poll:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama 1,499
2 Oregon 1,424
3 Florida 1,380
4 Kansas State 1,333
5 Notre Dame 1,241
6 LSU 1,172
7 Oregon State 1,106
8 Oklahoma 1,065
9 Ohio State 1,028
10 USC 944
11 Florida State 872
12 Georgia 745
13 Mississippi State 739
14 Clemson 713
15 Texas Tech 653
16 Louisville 620
17 South Carolina 591
18 Rutgers 539
19 Stanford 421
20 Michigan 300
21 Boise State 258
22 Texas A&M 252
23 Ohio 181
24 Louisiana Tech 106
25 West Virginia 76

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