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BRING ON THE CATS TOP 25 POLL: Week 9

The more things (don't) change, the more they stay the same. But just you wait until next week...

The new and the old: On the left, it's North Carolina moving into the BOTC Top 25, and on the right, it's Pittsburgh falling out.
The new and the old: On the left, it's North Carolina moving into the BOTC Top 25, and on the right, it's Pittsburgh falling out.
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DISCLAIMER: This poll does not reflect the results of either Tuesday or Thursday night.

This week's Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll was not quite as static as the Associated Press, thanks to some voters re-evaluating their previous respect for the Big Ten Conference, and not quite as loony as the Selection Committee.

Still, you know things are pretty sedate when the biggest mover rises four spots (North Carolina) and no one dropped by more than three. (And that team was Duke, which BOTC considers to have sustained an asterisk loss.)

Ohio State shed two first-place votes (one to LSU and one to TCU) during its bye week and some other minor shuffling occurred elsewhere throughout the poll, but otherwise, this was the calm before Saturday's mega-storm.

As I did last year, I have added the College Football Playoff rankings to this chart for your comparison convenience.

For this week's poll results, scroll down:

Bring On The Cats Top 25 Poll — Week 9

Rank AP CFP Team Record Points Delta
1 3 1 Clemson Tigers (4) 8-0 (5-0) 234
2 4 2 LSU Tigers (2) 7-0 (4-0) 229
3 2 6 Baylor Bears (1) 7-0 (4-0) 222 Arrow_up 1
4 5 8 TCU Horned Frogs (1) 8-0 (5-0) 217 Arrow_up 2
5 1 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (2) 8-0 (4-0) 216 Arrow_down 2
6 6 7 Michigan State Spartans 8-0 (4-0) 201 Arrow_down 1
7 7 4 Alabama Crimson Tide 7-1 (4-1) 181
8 12 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys 8-0 (5-0) 171 Arrow_up 1
9 10 9 Iowa Hawkeyes 8-0 (4-0) 169 Arrow_down 1
10 8 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 7-1 146 Arrow_up 1
11 9 11 Stanford Cardinal 7-1 (6-0) 145 Arrow_down 1
12 15 13 Memphis Tigers 8-0 (4-0) 141 Arrow_up 1
13 13 12 Utah Utes 7-1 (4-1) 140 Arrow_down 1
14 11 10 Florida Gators 7-1 (5-1) 133
15 14 15 Oklahoma Sooners 7-1 (4-1) 117 Arrow_down 1
16 18 25 Houston Cougars 8-0 (4-0) 104
17 17 16 Florida State Seminoles 7-1 (5-1) 91
18 20 24 Toledo Rockets 7-0 (4-0) 78
19 16 17 Michigan Wolverines 6-2 (3-1) 60 Arrow_up 1
20 23 22 Temple Owls 7-1 (4-0) 51 Arrow_down 1
21 19 18 Ole Miss Rebels 7-2 (4-1) 50 Arrow_up 1
22 21 NR North Carolina Tar Heels 7-1 (4-0) 37 Arrow_up 4
23 22 23 UCLA Bruins 6-2 (3-2) 26 Arrow_up 2
24 30 NR Duke Blue Devils 6-2* (3-1*) 49 Arrow_down 3
25 24 20 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 6-2 (2-2) 15 Arrow_down 1
Dropout: Pittsburgh Panthers
Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 14, USC 10, Navy 9, Pittsburgh 6, Wisconsin 6, Appalachian State 3, Georgia 3

As always, your voters are myself, EMAW 4 Ever, Jon Morse, JT VanGilder, Luke Thompson, nugget1224, PurpleBrunette, wildcat00 and KSUEMAW!