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2014 college football rankings, Week 9: Ole Miss No. 1 in composite Top 25

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We've combined the two big human polls and two computer ratings into one big ranking.

Saturday may not have seen quite the mayhem of the previous two weeks, but there was still a shakeup near the top of the polls. Florida State beat previously undefeated Notre Dame, keeping the Seminoles firmly in the second spot and sending the Irish further down the top ten. Baylor was walloped by West Virginia and slide pretty far down the rankings, leaving an if-the-season-ended-early Playoff spot open for the taking.

And if you think the human polls like the SEC and Big 12, just wait til you see the computer ratings. Here's the full picture heading into Week 9:

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Massey
1 Ole Miss 2 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss Ole Miss
2 Mississippi State 3 2 Florida State Florida State Oklahoma Alabama
3 Alabama 3.25 3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Alabama Auburn
4 Auburn 4.75 4 Alabama Alabama TCU Mississippi State
4 Florida State 4.75 5 Auburn Michigan State Auburn Florida State
6 Oregon 6.75 6 Oregon Auburn Mississippi State Georgia
7 TCU 8 7 Notre Dame Oregon Oregon Oregon
8 Georgia 8.25 8 Michigan State Notre Dame Ohio State TCU
9 Michigan State 10 9 Georgia Georgia Georgia Michigan State
10 Notre Dame 11.25 10 TCU TCU Florida State Kansas State
11 Oklahoma 12.25 11 Kansas State Kansas State Clemson Notre Dame
12 Ohio State 12.75 12 Baylor Ohio State UCLA Oklahoma
13 Baylor 13 13 Ohio State Baylor Arizona State Baylor
14 Kansas State 13.75 14 Arizona State Arizona State Baylor Clemson
15 Arizona State 14.25 15 Arizona Arizona Louisville LSU
16 Clemson 16.5 16 Nebraska Nebraska Marshall Arizona State
17 Nebraska 17.25 17 Oklahoma East Carolina Nebraska Texas A&M
18 Arizona 20.5 18 East Carolina Oklahoma Michigan State Ohio State
19 Utah 20.75 19 Utah Utah Notre Dame UCLA
20 UCLA 21 20 USC Clemson Virginia Tech Nebraska
20 USC 21 21 Clemson USC USC Missouri
22 Marshall 22 22 West Virginia Marshall West Virginia USC
23 LSU 22.25 23 Marshall LSU Kansas State Arizona
24 West Virginia 23.25 24 LSU Minnesota Duke West Virginia
25 East Carolina 26.5 25 UCLA West Virginia Georgia Tech Utah

The four rankings we use:

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The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and won't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Expect it to set the course for the committee, however, as most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in late October. Usually comes out Sundays around 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to be more conservative than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

The Massey Rating: An early-Sunday computer ranking. This is not the Massey formula the BCS used, which excluded margin of victory.

Football Outsiders' F/+ rating: A synthesis of ratings by smart persons Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau and our personal go-to overall team stat. It tends to come out later than the others.

Last week's composite Top 25:

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Mississippi State 1.75 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Ole Miss Auburn
2 Ole Miss 2.25 2 Florida State Florida State Mississippi State Ole Miss
3 Auburn 4.5 3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Auburn Mississippi State
4 Baylor 5 4 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma Oklahoma
5 Florida State 7.25 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame TCU Baylor
6 Alabama 7.5 6 Auburn Michigan State Oregon Alabama
6 Oklahoma 7.5 7 Alabama Alabama Baylor Georgia
8 Oregon 8.5 8 Michigan State Auburn Stanford TCU
9 Georgia 9 9 Oregon Oregon Georgia Texas A&M
9 Notre Dame 9 10 Georgia Georgia Alabama Oregon
11 TCU 9.25 11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Clemson Florida State
12 Michigan State 11.75 12 TCU TCU Louisville LSU
13 Ohio State 14.25 13 Ohio State Ohio State Notre Dame Notre Dame
14 Stanford 16.75 14 Kansas State Kansas State Florida State Michigan State
15 Kansas State 18.5 15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State UCLA Ohio State
16 Clemson 18.75 16 Arizona East Carolina Ohio State Stanford
17 Nebraska 21 17 Arizona State Arizona USC Kansas State
18 USC 21.25 18 East Carolina Arizona State Virginia Tech Clemson
19 Texas A&M 21.75 19 Nebraska Nebraska Michigan State Florida
19 UCLA 21.75 20 Utah Stanford Marshall UCLA
21 Oklahoma State 22.25 21 Texas A&M Texas A&M Georgia Tech USC
22 Arizona State 22.5 22 USC Clemson Nebraska Tennessee
22 Arizona 22.75 23 Stanford Utah Virginia Utah
24 Utah 23.5 24 Clemson Marshall Rutgers Nebraska
25 LSU 25.25 25 Marshall USC Miami Arkansas