Florida, Texas and Alabama held onto the top three spots. All are on course to reach the national championship game if they can remain undefeated. According to my rankings Gators and Longhorns, Nos. 1 and 2 in the nation, could meet in the Southeastern Conference title game.
College Football Rankings Week 9:
1. Florida: Gators are 7-0 for the first time since their national championship season in 1996.
2. Texas: Colt McCoy took care of business against Missouri. This team looks better than when they beat USC for the national championship.
3. Alabama: Mountain nose guard Terrance Cody saved perfect season for Bama. Red zone offense needs to be worked on, can’t rely on opposing teams to keep missing field goals.
4. Boise State: Kellen Moore threw for a career-high five touchdowns.
5. TCU: Andy Dalton looked like a pro throwing three touchdown passes against BYU.
6. Cincinnati: The Bearcats proved they are more than just Tony Pike arm.
7. Iowa: Hawkeyes don’t look pretty but they know how to win. Game ball to Ricky Stanzi.
8. USC: Allen Bradford saved Matt Barkley’s ass.
9. LSU: Tigers QB Jordan Jefferson threw for a career-high 236 yards with three total touchdowns.
10. Oregon: RB LaMichael James and QB Jeremiah Masoli ran for two touchdowns each.
11. Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech held the ball for more than 42 minutes and rushed for 362 yards, talk about control the clock and grinding a defense down.
12. Penn State: Penn State's win ended a five-game losing streak in Ann Arbor.
13. Virginia Tech: after a bye week they will face North Carolina this upcoming week.
14. Pittsburgh: Dion Lewis has a big future in front of him. When they play Cincinnati that is when we find out just how good this Panther team is.
15. Oklahoma State: QB Zac Robinson was 23 for 27 for 250 yards and three TDs, huge game for him.
16. Ohio State: Terrelle Pryor threw for more than 200 yards for the fourth time in his career and also rushed for more than 100 yards.
17. Utah: The Utes have won 14 straight home games.
18. Miami (FL): QB Jacory Harris looked terrible, just like the rest of his team.
19. West Virginia: Despite suffering a concussion last week, QB Jarrett Brown had a rushing and passing touchdown.
20. Houston: QB Quarterback Case Keenum, threw his 77 career touchdown pass, third most in school history.
21. Arizona: Arizona improved to 4-0 at home this season.
22. South Carolina: Gamecocks set a school record by beating its 5th straight SEC team at home.
23. Notre Dame: defense made a great impact forcing 5 turnovers in the win against Boston College.
24. California: RB Jahvid Best looked like a Heisman Trophy candidate again.
25. Mississippi: Despite turning the ball over 3 times, Ole Miss pull out their second win in a row.