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College Football Rankings: Week 9 AP Poll Has LSU, Alabama Set For Major Clash

LSU's poised to make a clean sweep of the Week 9 college football rankings. After topping the Week 9 USA Today coaches poll, the Tigers retain the No. 1 spot in the Week 9 AP Poll.

And barring something beyond the scope of human belief that would drop either team over their bye weeks, LSU and Alabama will meet as the AP Poll's No. 1 and No. 2 teams in two weeks in Tuscaloosa. It will be the first time that two SEC teams will play as No. 1 and No. 2 in the AP Poll.

There are, believe it or not, other schools playing college football this season: Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Boise State round out the top five of the AP Poll, while Oklahoma falls from No. 3 to No. 11 after losing to Texas Tech. And that No. 3 ranking for Oklahoma State is the highest in school history.

Here's the AP Poll top 25 for Week 9:

 

1 LSU

 

2 Alabama

 

3 Oklahoma State

 

4 Stanford

 

5 Boise State

 

6 Clemson

 

7 Oregon

 

8 Arkansas

 

9 Michigan State

 

10 Kansas State

 

11 Oklahoma

 

12 Wisconsin

 

13 Nebraska

 

14 South Carolina

 

15 Virginia Tech

 

16 Texas A&M

 

17 Michigan

 

18 Houston

 

19 Texas Tech

 

20 USC

 

21 Penn State

 

22 Georgia

 

23 Arizona State

 

24 Cincinnati

 

25 West Virginia