Week 9 was all about survival for the first playoff contenders. Because of this, the highest eight groups within the USA TODAY Sports activities AFCA coaches ballot stay unchanged.
Georgia retains the No. 1 spot after staving off a late comeback try from archrival Florida. The Bulldogs obtained 45 of 63 first-place votes this week.
No. 2 Ohio State was picked first on 13 ballots after its win at Penn State. Tennessee strengthened its maintain on the No. 3 spot because of a decisive win in opposition to then-No. 17 Kentucky. The Vols claimed the remaining 5 No. 1 votes on the eve of their showdown with the Bulldogs. Michigan stays put at No. 4 after dealing with in-state foe Michigan State.
Clemson and Alabama, each of whom had the weekend off, maintain regular on the subsequent two positions. TCU holds at No. 7 after holding its document unblemished at West Virginia, and Oregon stays at No. 8.
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Issues start to vary right here with former top-10 squads Oklahoma State and Wake Forest every taking nine-position plunges following ugly losses. Southern California and Mississippi every transfer up two locations to assert these top-10 spots. No. 11 UCLA and No. 12 Utah additionally acquire a few spots. Illinois vaults 5 locations to No. 13, its highest rating since 2007. Kansas State strikes as much as No. 14 after its spectacular blanking of Oklahoma State, and North Carolina climbs to a season-high fifteenth.
No. 23 Liberty and No. 25 Central Florida be a part of the ballot this week. Cincinnati and South Carolina fall out.