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Who Needs a Blogpoll Week 9: It arrived late, but 2016 sees its annual Top 25 bloodbath

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Every year, there is one week in October where it is a bad week to be in the Top 25. That day was yesterday

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Every October there is one Saturday that is an abattoir for championship contenders. That day came this weekend, as so much metaphorical offal was strewn on playing fields across the country.

Nine undefeated teams walked into the Top 25 Saturay. Four of those teams were sawed off at the knees, dragging themselves back home with a loss (Nebraska, Boise State, the Team Who Shall Not Be Named, and West Virginia.) Three other undefeated teams either flirted with a loss (Clemson, Washington,) or were in a dogfight (Michigan.) The only two undefeated teams who did not struggle were on a bye: Alabama and Western Michigan.

Tonight’s playoff rankings, for maybe the first time in its three year history, is expected to mirror the polls fairly closely. However, we can guess that it won’t mirror the WNaBP. Here is what we have after Week 9:

1

Alabama Crimson Tide

1

2

Clemson Tigers

4

3

Washington Huskies

2

4

Michigan Wolverines

3

5

Texas A&M Aggies

6

6

Louisville Cardinals

5

7

Ohio State Buckeyes

8

8

Wisconsin Badgers

11

9

Nebraska Cornhuskers

7

10

Auburn Tigers

15

11

Florida Gators

16

12

Washington State Cougars

13

13

North Carolina Tarheels

14

14

Penn State Nittany Lions

20

15

Boise State Broncos
9

16

Oklahoma Sooners

21

17

LSU Tigers

20

18

Western Michigan Broncos

19

19

Oklahoma State Cowboys

--

20

West Virginia Mountaineers

14

21

Navy Midshipmen

12

22

Houston Cougars

24

23

Virginia Tech Hokies

--

24

Tennessee Volunteers

10

25

Florida State Seminoles

18

Out:

Utah Utes, Toledo Rockets

On Deck:

Utah Utes, USC Trojans, Troy Triojans, USF Bulls, Toledo Rockets

Playoff Seedings:

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Michigan

4. Washington