College football rankings, Week 9: Auburn makes the jump

Thomas B. Shea

After a big win over Texas A&M, the Tigers are getting respect from voters.

After defeating then-No. 7 Texas A&M, 45-41, on the road at Kyle Field, Auburn has finally made a big move in the college football rankings. In rankings affecting the BCS standings, the Tigers are up to No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and No. 15 in the Harris Poll. If those seem a little low to you, and you're disappointed, just check out the Associated Press Top 25. AP voters have Gus Malzahn's team at No. 11.

The Aggies dropped to No. 15 in the coaches' poll and No. 13 in the Harris Poll -- two spots ahead of Auburn in both, which makes total sense -- and No. 14 in the AP poll. Other big movers: Missouri is up to No. 7/6/5, Baylor is up to No. 5/5/6 and Texas Tech is up to No. 9/9/10.

What do you think of the new rankings?

USA Today Coaches' Poll

Rank Team Previous
1 Alabama (57) 1
2 Oregon (4) 2
3 Florida State (1) 5
4 Ohio State 3
5 Baylor 12
6 Miami 11
7 Missouri 14
8 Stanford 13
9 Texas Tech 15
10 Clemson 4
11 UCLA 10
12 Oklahoma 18
13 Oklahoma State 17
13 LSU 8
15 Texas A&M 7
16 Louisville 6
17 Auburn NR
18 Fresno State 19
19 Virginia Tech 20
20 South Carolina 9
21 Nebraska 21
22 Northern Illinois 23
23 Michigan 24
24 Wisconsin 25
25 UCF NR

Harris Poll

Rank Team Record Points
1 Alabama (95) 7-0 2615
2 Oregon (8) 7-0 2520
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 2401
4 Ohio State 7-0 2321
5 Baylor 6-0 2038
6 Missouri 7-0 2026
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 2008
8 Stanford 6-1 1952
9 Texas Tech 7-0 1662
10 Clemson 6-1 1616
11 UCLA 5-1 1323
12 LSU 6-2 1212
13 Texas A&M 5-2 1177
14 Oklahoma 6-1 1110
15 Auburn 6-1 1105
16 Louisville 6-1 1046
17 Oklahoma State 5-1 951
18 Fresno State 6-0 920
19 Virginia Tech 6-1 841
20 South Carolina 5-2 673
21 Northern Illinois 7-0 518
22 Michigan 6-1 415
23 Nebraska 5-1 414
24 Wisconsin 5-2 281
25 Central Florida 5-1 238
Other teams receiving votes: Michigan State 196; Oregon State 168; Arizona State 124; Georgia 113; Notre Dame 61; Florida 30; Mississippi 21; Texas 14; Ball State 8; Houston 4; Washington 2; Boise State 1. Dropped out of Top 25: Georgia, Florida, Washington.

Associated Press Top 25

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Alabama (55) 7-0 1,495 1
2 Oregon (3) 7-0 1,427 2
3 Florida State (2) 6-0 1,395 5
4 Ohio State 7-0 1,309 4
5 Missouri 7-0 1,197 14
6 Baylor 6-0 1,189 12
7 Miami (FL) 6-0 1,130 10
8 Stanford 6-1 1,118 13
9 Clemson 6-1 927 3
10 Texas Tech 7-0 904 16
11 Auburn 6-1 867 24
12 UCLA 5-1 832 9
13 LSU 6-2 739 6
14 Texas A&M 5-2 683 7
15 Fresno State 6-0 550 17
16 Virginia Tech 6-1 509 19
17 Oklahoma 6-1 501 18
18 Louisville 6-1 428 8
19 Oklahoma State 5-1 382 21
20 South Carolina 5-2 381 11
21 UCF 5-1 345 NR
22 Wisconsin 5-2 258 25
23 Northern Illinois 7-0 220 23
24 Michigan 6-1 169 NR
25 Nebraska 5-1 117 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona State 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon State 79, Michigan State 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Washington 4, Utah 4, Texas 2, Ball State 1, Brigham Young 1

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