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Ohio State keeps No. 6 spot in latest AP Poll

The Buckeyes had a bye week, but they kept their spot among the top of the rankings.

Ohio State v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

There wasn’t too much movement among the top of the latest rankings, with Alabama, Penn State, TCU and Wisconsin all winning in stunning fashion, and Georgia having a bye week in Week 8. The top five teams are all undefeated, with Ohio State keeping the top spot among teams with one loss. Coming off the bye week, the Buckeyes are sitting pretty at No. 6.

The big news around the Big Ten was the impressive “white-out” victory of Penn State over Michigan. Just a year after taking a 49-10 loss, James Franklin and team finally got their revenge with an extremely outmatched 42-13 win on Saturday. The Wolverines still boast one of the country’s most dominant defenses, but with Nittany Lion QB Trace McSorley becoming just as productive as Saquon Barkley, Penn State has a few too many offensive weapons to contain.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma was thiiiiis close to losing on the road to Kansas State before getting into the endzone with 10 seconds left on the clock. Oklahoma State also had a narrow victory over Texas, that actually went to overtime and collectively broke the hearts of Longhorn fans everywhere. Notre Dame, on the other hand, absolutely demolished USC 49-14, leaving some to questions whether the Trojans QB Sam Darnold would be better off waiting until 2019 to take his talents to the NFL.

There were several other big shake-ups in this weeks Coaches and AP Polls, below.

Week 9 Rankings

Rank AP Coaches Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings
Rank AP Coaches Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings
1 Alabama Alabama Ohio State
2 Penn State Penn State Alabama
3 Georgia Georgia Penn State
4 TCU TCU Georgia
5 Wisconsin Wisconsin Washington
6 Ohio State Ohio State TCU
7 Clemson Clemson Wisconsin
8 Miami Miami Oklahoma State
9 Notre Dame Oklahoma UCF
10 Oklahoma Notre Dame Notre Dame
11 Oklahoma State Washington Miami
12 Washington Oklahoma State Auburn
13 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Clemson
14 NC State USF Oklahoma
15 Washington State NC State USF
16 Michigan State Washington State Stanford
17 USF UCF Virginia Tech
18 UCF Michigan State Washington STate
19 Auburn Auburn Mississippi State
20 Stanford Stanford Michigan State
21 USC USC NC State
22 West Virginia West Virginia Southern Miss
23 LSU LSU Georgia Tech
24 Memphis Texas A&M Iowa State
25 Iowa State Michigan Fresno State