College football rankings: Week 9, 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

College football rankings for week 9 of the 2020 season have been released. Clemson remains the top-ranked team, while Ohio State moved up to 3rd.

Clemson (6-0) remains atop both the AP and Coaches polls following their 47-21 victory at home over Syracuse. The Tigers received 54 of the 62 first-place votes in the AP Poll and 52 of the 62 first-place votes in the Coaches Poll.

The Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) remain in second in both polls after crushing the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville, 48-17.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, which played their first game of the season on Saturday, moved up two spots to 3rd in both polls following their 52-17 domination of Nebraska.

Notre Dame (5-0), Georgia (3-1), Oklahoma State (4-0), Cincinnati (4-0), and Texas A&M (3-1) round out the Top 8 in both polls.

Minnesota, NC State, and Virginia Tech each dropped out of both polls following losses in Week 8.

Below are the full AP and FBS Coaches polls for Week 9 of the 2020 season (first-place votes in parentheses):

AP Poll – Week 9

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (10)
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma State
7. Cincinnati
8. Texas A&M
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida
11. BYU
12. Miami
13. Michigan
14. Oregon
15. North Carolina
16. Kansas State
17. Indiana
18. Penn State
19. Marshall
20. Coastal Carolina
21. USC
22. SMU
23. Iowa State
24. Oklahoma
25. Boise State

Others receiving votes: Memphis 105, Liberty 85, Tulsa 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 50, Army 44, Auburn 41, Minnesota 40, Utah 36, Northwestern 20, Washington 15, Arkansas 15, Purdue 8, Arizona State 7, Appalachian State 6, California 4, Boston College 2, Texas 2, San Diego State 1

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 20, Minnesota 21, NC State 22

FBS Coaches Poll – Week 9

1. Clemson (52)
2. Alabama (8)
3. Ohio State (2)
4. Notre Dame
5. Georgia
6. Oklahoma State
7. Cincinnati
8. Texas A&M
9. Florida
10. BYU
11. Wisconsin
12. Miami
13. North Carolina
14. Michigan
15. Oregon
16. Kansas State
17. Penn State
18. Marshall
19. Indiana
20. USC
21. Coastal Carolina
22. Iowa State
23. SMU
24. Oklahoma
25. Army

Others receiving votes: Auburn 118, Liberty 112, Memphis 88, Boise State 79, Minnesota 67, Louisiana 62, Utah 45, LSU 37, Boston College 28, Purdue 26, Missouri 25, Northwestern 24, Virginia Tech 22, NC State 20, Tulsa 18, Texas 18, Arkansas 17, Appalachian State 16, UCF 13, Arizona State 10, California 8, Iowa 6, West Virginia 6, Tennessee 6, Wake Forest 5, Stanford 3, Houston 2

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech 20, Minnesota 21, NC State 22

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