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College football rankings reactions heading into Week 10

#1 Clemson vs. #4 Notre Dame is one of the biggest games of the year, and we welcome the Pac-12 back to action.

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) runs during the fourth quarter of the game against Boston College at Memorial Stadium. Josh Morgan-USA TODAY Sports

Things were mostly copasetic in college football during Week 9, but here’s where we get to dunk on the Michigan Wolverines with the rest of national media, most Ann Arbor alums, and the overwhelming majority of Big Ten Twitter.

The 27-24 Michigan loss to Michigan State in The Big House cost Jim Harbaugh and his team 10 spots in the AP Poll to #23 and 11 in the Coaches to #25. Somehow an underwhelming team that got beat at home by a team that got beat by Rutgers (again, RUTGERS) is still enough to keep you ranked in 2020.

This is our weekly reminder not to take any of this too seriously.

The big movers in a positive direction include Indiana, now 2-0 in the Big Ten East and one-fourth of the way to the greatest upset title game appearance in college football history. If they can beat #3 Ohio State on November 21st, they’ll have the inside track for the Big Ten Championship Game. And if I just work out one more day a week and drink a bit less beer, I’ll be marrying a supermodel any day now.

Both polls moved up Coastal Carolina five spots after their 51-0 shutout of Georgia State in Atlanta yesterday. The Chants are 6-0 and have a good shot at the Sun Belt title, and that’s a league with more quality wins over the Power Five than usual. They’ll probably need the MWC’s Boise State and the AAC’s Cincinnati to slip, but the Group of Five spot could be on their racket here soon. Remember to get the G5 spot in a New Year’s Six Bowl, you’ve got to win your conference.

Here are the college football rankings for November 1st and heading into Week 10.

AP Poll

AP Poll Week 10

Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
1 Clemson (33) 7-0 1515 -
2 Alabama (29) 6-0 1513 -
3 Ohio State 2-0 1430 -
4 Notre Dame 6-0 1351 -
5 Georgia 4-1 1289 -
6 Cincinnati 5-0 1199 +1
7 Texas A&M 4-1 1156 +1
8 Florida 3-1 1066 +2
9 BYU 7-0 1014 +2
10 Wisconsin 1-0 985 -1
11 Miami 5-1 946 +1
12 Oregon 0-0 831 +2
13 Indiana 2-0 765 +4
14 Oklahoma State 4-1 760 -8
15 Coastal Carolina 6-0 527 +5
16 Marshall 5-0 523 +3
17 Iowa State 4-2 427 +6
18 SMU 6-1 420 +4
19 Oklahoma 4-2 405 +5
20 USC 0-0 354 +1
21 Boise State 2-0 336 +4
22 Texas 4-2 190 NR
23 Michigan 1-1 151 -10
24 Auburn 4-2 144 NR
25 Liberty 6-0 118 NR

Coaches Poll

Coaches Poll Week 10

Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
Ranking Team (1st place votes) Record Points Movement
1 Clemson (43) 7-0 1527 -
2 Alabama (17) 6-0 1503 -
3 Ohio State (2) 2-0 1407 -
4 Notre Dame 6-0 1358 -
5 Georgia 4-1 1304 -
6 Cincinnati 5-0 1157 +1
7 Texas A&M 4-1 1154 +1
8 Florida 3-1 1101 +1
9 BYU 7-0 1025 +1
10 Miami 5-1 964 +2
11 Wisconsin 1-0 908 -
12 Oklahoma State 4-1 783 -6
13 Indiana 2-0 730 +6
14 Oregon 0-0 725 +1
15 Marshall 5-0 473 +3
16 Coastal Carolina 6-0 464 +5
17 Iowa State 4-2 433 +5
18 SMU 6-1 421 +5
19 Oklahoma 4-2 413 +5
20 USC 0-0 365 -
21 Auburn 4-2 246 NR
22 Army 6-1 208 +3
23 Boise State 2-0 204 NR
24 North Carolina 4-2 192 -11
25 Michigan 1-1 141 -11