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New College Football Top 25 AP Poll

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:

(###) Number of first place votes
1
Ohio State (39)
Big Ten
Record: 8-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,466
2
Baylor (7)
Big 12
Record: 7-0
2
1,417
3
Clemson (6)
ACC
Record: 7-0
6
1,378
4
LSU (5)
SEC
Record: 7-0
5
1,344
5
TCU (3)
Big 12
Record: 7-0
4
1,327
6
Michigan State
Big Ten
Record: 8-0
7
1,250
7
Alabama (1)
SEC
Record: 7-1
8
1,163
8
Stanford
Pac-12
Record: 6-1
10
1,062
9
Notre Dame
Division I FBS Independents
Record: 6-1
11
997
10
Iowa
Big Ten
Record: 7-0
12
934
11
Florida
SEC
Record: 6-1
13
867
12
Oklahoma State
Big 12
Record: 7-0
14
864
13
Utah
Pac-12
Record: 6-1
3
838
14
Oklahoma
Big 12
Record: 6-1
17
697
15
Michigan
Big Ten
Record: 5-2
15
666
16
Memphis
The American
Record: 7-0
18
660
17
Florida State
ACC
Record: 6-1
9
571
18
Houston
The American
Record: 7-0
21
411
19
Mississippi
SEC
Record: 6-2
24
368
20
Toledo
Mid-American
Record: 7-0
19
365
21
Temple
The American
Record: 7-0
22
307
22
Duke
ACC
Record: 6-1
23
274
23
Pittsburgh
ACC
Record: 6-1
25
161
24
UCLA
Pac-12
Record: 5-2
28
110
25
Mississippi State
SEC
Record: 6-2
26
103