Week 9: Games Played Through Oct. 28, 2023

1. Georgia (8-0) 869 39 1
2. Michigan (8-0) 807 11 2
3. Ohio State (8-0) 774 3 3
4. Florida State (8-0) 762 2 4
5. Washington (8-0) 681 1 5
6. Oregon (7-1) 606 8
7. Texas (7-1) 548 7
8. Alabama (7-1) 482 9
9. Penn State (7-1) 389 10
10. Oklahoma (7-1) 383 6
11. Ole Miss (7-1) 370 12
12. Notre Dame (7-2) 236 14
13. LSU (6-2) 220 15
14. Missouri (7-1) 162 16
15. Louisville (7-1) 130 N/A
16. Oregon State (6-2) 56 11

Air Force (53), Tennessee (28), Kansas (21), Utah (16), Tulane (11), Kansas State (4), UCLA (3), James Madison (2), Oklahoma State (1), Texas A&M (1), USC (1).

Top-ranked Georgia won its 25th straight game and remained atop the poll after roaring past Florida. This week the Bulldogs are followed by the next four teams of a week ago- idle Michigan and then Ohio State, Florida State and Washington, who all won conference road games on Saturday.

No. 6 Oklahoma wasn’t so lucky, falling from the ranks of the unbeaten in Lawrence with a loss to the unranked Jayhawks, 38-33. It was KU’s first victory over the Sooners since 1997 and caused Oklahoma to drop to No. 10 this week.

No. 7 Texas, with a back-up quarterback, held serve by beating BYU in Austin. Oregon claimed the No. 6 spot after posting a statement victory by blasting previously ranked No. 13 Utah on the road.

Alabama was idle and still moved up a spot to No. 8, and Penn State survived Indiana’s bid for an upset, also moving up a spot to No. 9.

The only other major development in the poll was No. 11 Oregon State losing at Arizona and tumbling to No. 16. Louisville returned to the poll at No. 15 as Utah dropped out.

The SEC led all leagues with five teams, followed by the Big Ten and Pac-12 with three each. The ACC and the Big 12 had two teams each. Independents had one.

No. 14 Missouri at No. 1 Georgia
Purdue at No. 2 Michigan
No. 3 Ohio State at Rutgers
No. 4 Florida State at Pitt
No. 5 Washington at USC
Cal at No. 6 Oregon
Kansas State at No. 7 Texas
No. 13 LSU at No. 8 Alabama
No. 9 Penn State at Maryland
No. 10 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Texas A&M at No. 11 Ole Miss
No. 12 Notre Dame at Clemson
Virginia Tech at No. 15 Louisville
No. 16 Oregon State at Colorado

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