Carnahan Chronicles College Football Rankings (Week 9)

The first version of the official College Football Playoff rankings rolled out Tuesday. There will be plenty of changes to that list throughout the remainder of the season and it’ll be fun to see how the committee weighs each team as it decides upon the four programs most deserving of playing for a national title. This week the top four teams according to the College Football Playoff consist of Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi – in that order. Here’s how the Carnahan Chronicles College Football Rankings shape up this week:

#1 (1) Florida State (7-0) – Did not play
#2 (2) Mississippi State (7-0) – Won 45-31 at Kentucky
#3 (4) Oregon (7-1) – Won 59-41 at California
#4 (6) Auburn (6-1) – Won 42-35 vs South Carolina
#5 (3) Mississippi (7-1) – Lost 10-7 at No. 24 LSU
#6 (7) Alabama (7-1) – Won 34-20 at Tennessee
#7 (5) Notre Dame (6-1) – Did not play
#8 (9) TCU (6-1) – Won 82-27 vs Texas Tech
#9 (8) Michigan State (7-1) – Won 35-11 vs Michigan
#10 (10) Kansas State (6-1) – Won 23-0 vs Texas

Dropped out – None

NOTES: Among matchups last week in the Associated Press Top 25, N0. 19 Utah (6-1) won 24-21 vs No. 20 USC (5-3)… Because FSU is the defending national champions and are still unbeaten they remain atop these rankings… Matchups featuring teams in the AP Top 25 this week include No. 4 Auburn (6-1) at No. 7 Mississippi (7-1), No. 10 TCU (6-1) at No. 20 West Virginia (6-2), No. 14 Arizona (6-1) at No. 25 UCLA (6-2), and No. 18 Utah (6-1) at No. 15 Arizona State (6-1)

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