College football rankings: Week 9, 2019

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 9 of the 2019 season have been released. Auburn moved into the top 10, while Baylor made the biggest jump in both polls.

The Auburn Tigers, who defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 51-10 on the road, moved up two spots in the AP Poll to No. 9 and moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll to No. 10.

The Baylor Bears continued their move up the polls this week. Last week, Baylor moved up four spots to No. 18 in the AP Poll and five spots to No. 18 in the Coaches Poll. After winning at Oklahoma State 45-27 yesterday, the Bears are now ranked No. 14 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

Four teams received first-place votes in the AP and Coaches polls again this week. Alabama leads the way with 24 in the AP and 44 in the Coaches, followed by Clemson (10 AP, 9 Coaches), LSU (16 AP, 3 Coaches), and Ohio State (13 AP, 8 Coaches).

Below are the full AP Poll and FBS Coaches polls for Week 9 of the 2019 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP POLL – WEEK 9

1. Alabama
2. LSU
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson
5. Oklahoma
6. Penn State
7. Florida
8. Notre Dame
9. Auburn
10. Georgia
11. Oregon
12. Utah
13. Wisconsin
14. Baylor
15. Texas
16. SMU
17. Minnesota
18. Cincinnati
19. Michigan
20. Iowa
21. Appalachian State
22. Boise State
23. Iowa State
24. Arizona State
25. Wake Forest

Others receiving votes: Memphis 87, Virginia 29, San Diego State 17, Pittsburgh 17, Washington 15, Navy 9, Texas A&M 6, Missouri 4, USC 3, UCF 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tulane 1

Dropped from rankings: Missouri 22, Washington 25

FBS COACHES POLL – WEEK 9

1. Alabama (44)
2. Clemson (10)
3. LSU (3)
4. Ohio State (8)
5. Oklahoma
6. Penn State
7. Notre Dame
8. Florida
9. Georgia
10. Auburn
11. Oregon
12. Utah
13. Wisconsin
14. Baylor
15. Texas
16. Minnesota
17. SMU
18. Cincinnati
19. Iowa
20. Michigan
21. Boise State
22. Appalachian State
23. Wake Forest
24. Arizona State
25. Memphis

Others receiving votes: Iowa State 83, Virginia 61, San Diego State 45, Navy 24, Pittsburgh 18, Washington 16, Tulane 8, Texas A&M 8, Louisiana Tech 7, UCF 6, Temple 3, Virginia Tech 2, UAB 1, Indiana 1, Utah State 1

Dropped from rankings: Washington 23, Temple 25

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