With Florida's blowout win over Georgia, the Gators climb into the top four of the college football Power Rankings after Week 9.

By Colin Becht
November 03, 2015

Hey, we’ve finally got rankings that sort of actually matter. No, not these ones. But whether you agree with the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings Tuesday night or not (and you probably won’t), the unveiling of the rankings means we’ve arrived at the portion of the season when playoff speculation isn’t just an idle waste of time—even if the only rankings that really matter are the ones at the end of the regular season.

With some major showdowns this weekend, the Big 12’s contenders finally starting to play one another, and rivalry week on the horizon, the stage is set for an awesome month of football. Here’s where things stand heading into it:

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1Clemson Tigers
last week: 1
record: 8–0

Next week: Saturday vs. Florida State

2LSU Tigers
last week: 2
record: 7–0

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Saturday at Alabama
3Baylor Bears
last week: 3
record: 7–0

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Thursday at Kansas State
4Florida Gators
last week: 8
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Georgia 27-3
Next week: Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
5Alabama Crimson Tide
last week: 4
record: 7–1

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Saturday vs. LSU
6Ohio State Buckeyes
last week: 5
record: 8–0

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Saturday vs. Minnesota
7TCU Horned Frogs
last week: 6
record: 8–0

Last week: Beat West Virginia 40-10
Next week: Saturday at Oklahoma State
8Michigan State Spartans
last week: 7
record: 8–0

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Saturday at Nebraska
9Iowa Hawkeyes
last week: 9
record: 8–0

Last week: Beat Maryland 31-15
Next week: Saturday at Indiana
10Stanford Cardinal
last week: 11
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Washington State 30-28
Next week: Saturday at Colorado
11Notre Dame Fighting Irish
last week: 14
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Temple 24-20
Next week: Saturday at Pitt
12Utah Utes
last week: 10
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Oregon State 27-12
Next week: Saturday at Washington
13Memphis Tigers
last week: 12
record: 8–0

Last week: Beat Tulane 41-13
Next week: Saturday vs. Navy
14Oklahoma State Cowboys
last week: 13
record: 8–0

Last week: Beat Texas Tech 70-53
Next week: Saturday vs. TCU
15Ole Miss Rebels
last week: 16
record: 7–2

Last week: Beat Auburn 27-19
Next week: Saturday vs. Arkansas
16Michigan Wolverines
last week: 15
record: 6–2

Last week: Beat Minnesota 29-26
Next week: Saturday vs. Rutgers
17Oklahoma Sooners
last week: 17
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Kansas 62-7
Next week: Saturday vs. Iowa State
18Houston Cougars
last week: 18
record: 8–0

Last week: Beat Vanderbilt 34-0
Next week: Saturday vs. Cincinnati
19Toledo Rockets
last week: 20
record: 7–0

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Tuesday vs. Northern Illinois
20North Carolina Tar Heels
last week: NR
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Pitt 26-19
Next week: Saturday vs. Duke
21Florida State Seminoles
last week: 22
record: 7–1

Last week: Beat Syracuse 45-21
Next week: Saturday at Clemson
22Northwestern Wildcats
last week: 24
record: 6–2

Last week: Bye week
Next week: Saturday vs. Penn State
23Texas A&M Aggies
last week: 25
record: 6–2

Last week: Beat South Carolina 35-28
Next week: Saturday vs. Auburn
24Temple Owls
last week: 23
record: 7–1

Last week: Lost to Notre Dame 24-20
Next week: Friday at SMU
25Wisconsin Badgers
last week: NR
record: 7–2

Last week: Beat Rutgers 48-10
Next week: Saturday at Maryland

Dropped out: Pittsburgh, Duke
Next five: Mississippi State, USC, Duke, UCLA, Pittsburgh

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