College football rankings, Week 9 Harris Poll: South Carolina falls after loss to Florida

The top of the Week 9 Harris Poll remained relatively unchanged from last week, as the top six teams held at their respective positions. South Carolina, who last week was No. 7, dropped to No. 16 in the Week 9 poll that goes toward the BCS rankings. Florida rolled the Gamecocks 44-11 on Saturday.

Alabama is still heavily favored atop the poll with 109 first-place votes, and Oregon comes in at second. Florida earned one first-place vote this week but sits at third, while Kansas State and Notre Dame round out the top-five.

Last week's No. 8 team, Florida State, fell to No. 10 after an unimpressive, 33-20 victory against the Miami Hurricanes.

The Michigan Wolverines at No. 20 and Ohio Bobcats at No. 23 leaped into the Harris Poll this week as Cincinnati and Arizona State fell out.

Rank Team Record Pts. Prev.
1 Alabama (109) 7-0 2868 1
2 Oregon (5) 7-0 2727 2
3 Florida (1) 7-0 2622 3
4 Kansas State 7-0 2571 4
5 Notre Dame 7-0 2374 5
6 LSU 7-1 2270 6
7 Oklahoma 5-1 2021 9
8 Oregon State 6-0 2001 10
9 USC 6-1 1934 11
10 Florida State 7-1 1911 8
11 Georgia 6-1 1603 12
12 Mississippi State 7-0 1602 14
13 Clemson 6-1 1562 13
14 Louisville 7-0 1324 16
15 Rutgers 7-0 1205 17
16 South Carolina 6-2 1189 7
17 Texas Tech 6-1 1074 21
18 Stanford 5-2 929 20
19 Boise State 6-1 762 23
20 Michigan 5-2 490 NR
21 Texas A&M 5-2 465 19
22 West Virginia 5-2 363 15
23 Ohio 7-0 293 NR
24 Texas 5-2 237 25
25 TCU 5-2 195 22

Dropped from rankings: Cincinnati 18, Arizona State 24

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 136, Nebraska 128, Louisiana Tech 127, Cincinnati 116, Oklahoma State 72, Toledo 44, Tulsa 39, Arizona State 37, North Carolina State 31, Northwestern 17, Duke 10, Northern Illinois 7, UCLA 7, Nevada 6, Louisiana-Monroe 4, Iowa State 2

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