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Alabama unanimous #1 in both polls, Georgia retains #3 spot in this week’s AP Top 25, USA TODAY poll

Auburn, LSU, and Texas A&M found their way in the rankings, too.

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The top of the polls this week are still the same, as the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs are still #1 and #3.

Alabama’s reign at the top will live on for another week on after the Tide defeated the Tennessee Volunteers in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. The Tide are No. 1 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll this week, a unanimous choice in each.

UGA is still the consensus No. 3 team in the nation following their bye week. They’ll head into the World’s Largest Cocktail Party with the No. 3 spot, and a chance to essentially have the SEC East in hand if they’re able to upend the Florida Gators.

The Auburn Tigers hopped up to No. 19 in both polls after their dominant win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Tigers slipped to 21st last week in both polls, but were able to rebound impressively in Fayetteville on Saturday night. They will have their bye week this time around before entering a brutal stretch in November, facing three ranked teams as of now.

One of those teams is the Texas A&M Aggies, who retained their No. 24 spot after an idle week. They will be tested this week against invigorated Mississippi State, who have reeled off two impressive wins in a row, including a blowout win over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.

The LSU Tigers are No. 23 in both polls after Saturday night’s win over the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tigers hopped up one and two spots in the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY poll following the win, and enter their bye week with a new sense of optimism abound.

Mississippi State, South Carolina, Florida and Kentucky all received votes this week.

Full polls are below:

Week 9 AP Top 25

Team Rank Points Prev
Team Rank Points Prev
Alabama (61) 1 1,525 1
Penn State 2 1,432 3
Georgia 3 1,417 4
TCU 4 1,322 6
Wisconsin 5 1,241 7
Ohio State 6 1,184 9
Clemson 7 1,117 2
Miami 8 1,109 11
Oklahoma 9 1,066 12
Oklahoma State 10 900 14
USC 11 886 13
Washington 12 811 5
Notre Dame 13 798 16
Virginia Tech 14 727 15
Washington State 15 578 8
South Florida 16 573 18
NC State 17 573 20
Michigan State 18 563 21
Michigan 19 558 17
UCF 20 387 22
Auburn 21 303 10
Stanford 22 274 23
West Virginia 23 157 -
LSU 24 108 -
Memphis 25 62 -
Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 74, Michigan 60, Mississippi St. 43, San Diego St. 7, Georgia Tech 5, South Carolina 2, Marshall 1, Toledo 1

Week 9 USA TODAY poll

Team Rank Points Prev
Team Rank Points Prev
Alabama (64) 1 1,600 1
Penn State 2 1,520 2
Georgia 3 1,463 3
TCU 4 1,385 4
Wisconsin 5 1,343 5
Ohio State 6 1,244 6
Clemson 7 1,173 8
Miami 8 1,172 7
Oklahoma 9 1,084 9
Notre Dame 10 951 16
Washington 11 931 12
Oklahoma State 12 926 11
Virginia Tech 13 818 14
South Florida 14 730 13
NC State 15 683 17
Washington State 16 636 18
UCF 17 561 20
Michigan State 18 560 19
Auburn 19 455 21
Stanford 20 367 22
USC 21 321 10
West Virginia 22 211 23
LSU 23 178 25
Texas A&M 24 151 24
Michigan 25 121 15
Others Receiving Votes: Memphis 119; Iowa State 32; Mississippi State 19; South Carolina 9; Georgia Tech 8; Arizona 6; Colorado State 4; Kentucky 4; Marshall 3; Boise State 3; Navy 3; Arizona State 2; Appalachian State 1; Florida 1; Syracuse 1; Troy 1