NCAA Football week 9 review
A look into the biggest games from week nine of the College Football season
The excitement of week and the first BCS rankings carried into week nine. The excitement was matched by some entertaining games, while other anticipated match ups turned into blowouts.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) started the action with a surprising upset that saw the Duke Blue Devils outlast Virginia Tech 13-10.
The win was the second in the conference for Duke as they handed number 14 Virginia Tech its first conference loss of the season. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons fell just shy of a thrilling upset of the number seven ranked Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes scored a touchdown late in the 4th quarter to seal a 24-21 victory.
Number 15 ranked Oklahoma handed number 10 Texas Tech their first loss of the season. Oklahoma, with the win moved to number 10 on the rankings. Texas Tech fell to 15th in the nation with the loss.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers knocked number 24 Nebraska out of the top 25 rankings with a 34-23 victory over the Cornhuskers. Minnesota still sits at 6-2 on the season and out of the top 25.
Number 21 South Carolina handed the University of Missouri their first loss of the season. Mizzou was ranked 5th in the nation heading into the game. The Gamecocks moved to 14th in the nation with the win while Missouri fell to 9th.
The updated BCS rankings were released shortly after the conclusion of Saturday's games. The biggest change in the rankings was at the number two spot. Oregon moved into the number 2 spot with their 42-14 win over number 14 UCLA. Florida State fell to third in the nation after their 49-17 victory over unranked North Carolina State. Stanford also moved into the number 5 spot after Missouri's defeat.
There were a few new names added to this week's top 25 list. Michigan State moved to 7-1 on the season after a 42-3 victory over Illinois. This win pushed the Spartans into the 22 spot. Michigan State also remains undefeated in the Big 10 conference.
Wisconsin was pushed into the 23 spot after Nebraska's loss to Minnesota knocked the Cornhuskers out of the top 25.
The final team to be find themselves in the top 25 this week was Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish found themselves at the number 25 spot after Oregon State's 20-12 loss to Stanford.
Alabama still sits at number one in the nation going into week 10. The Crimson Tide have yet to face a test to knock them out of the top spot. Alabama heads into their bye week this week.
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