As the college football season passes the halfway point, we're beginning to see the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders.
This week, we saw several pretenders get exposed and fall from the ranks of the unbeaten, including No. 3 USC and No. 9 Florida State. The Utes were blown out at USC, while the Seminoles lost on the final play of the game to a 2-5 Georgia Tech club.
As for the contenders, we're finally starting to see No. 1 Ohio State look like the dominant team we all know they are now that J.T. Barrett is the starting QB. They blew out Rutgers to improve to 8-0 and appear on their way to another berth in the College Football Playoff.
Here is the fully-updated AP Poll heading into Week 9: