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College Football Rankings, Week 9: Clemson, Virginia Tech Represent ACC In Latest USA Today Coaches Poll

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The Week 9 USA Today Coaches Poll has been released, and just two Atlantic Coast Conference teams are ranked in the Top 25.

The offensive juggernaut that is the Clemson Tigers, fresh off a 59-38 thrashing of the North Carolina Tar Heels, jumped from eighth place last week to sixth place in this week's rankings. Virginia Tech, 30-14 winners over Boston College on Saturday, fell from the No. 14 position to No. 15. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell out of the rankings completely after their second striaght loss after starting the season 6-0.

Overall, LSU and Alabama are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 this week, as the college football world awaits what may be the de-facto national championship when the two teams square off in Tuscaloosa in early November. Several Top 10 teams from last weeks rankings fell, most notably Wisconsin, victims of a last second Hail Mary pass by the Michigan State Spartans in the wee hours Saturday evening.

Here's the full USA Today Coaches Poll top 25 for Week 9:


2 Alabama

3 Stanford

4 Oklahoma State

5 Boise State

6 Clemson

7 Oregon

8 Arkansas

9 Oklahoma

10 Michigan State

11 Wisconsin

12 Kansas State

13 Nebraska

14 South Carolina

15 Virginia Tech

16 Texas A&M

17 Michigan

18 Houston

19 Penn State

20 Arizona State

21 Georgia

22 Texas Tech

23 Cincinnati

24 West Virginia

25 Southern Miss.

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