Finally, after weeks of all the top teams winning, we see some upsets to the powerhouses in college football. You better believe those losses at the top of the rankings are reflected in the polls as well. The big upsets came to the (previously) third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners who fell to Texas Tech, 41-38 and (previously) fourth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers who were defeated by the Michigan State Spartans (15), 37-31. The USA Today Coaches poll dropped the Sooners to no. 9 and the Badgers fell to no. 11. The AP poll is coming later in the day.
Those losses opened the the door for Stanford (3), Oklahoma State (4), Boise State (5), Clemson (6), to climb and they did. At the top of the college football rankings we saw the LSU Tigers (1) handily beat Auburn 45-10 and the Alabama Crimson Tide (2) rolled over Tennessee 37-6. The Tigers and Tide face each other in two weeks on November 5th, we can't wait.
In the Pac-12, the Arizona State Sun Devils had a bye week and climbed five spots to 20th in the coaches poll. The Stanford Cardinal proved they can not only beat good teams but destroy them. The pro-style offense in Palo Alto ran all over the Washington Huskies, 65-21.
The Oregon Ducks (7) had an easy time beating the Colorado Buffalo 45-2 who will travel to Tempe next week to face the rested Sun Devils.
Other upsets to ranked teams this week includes formerly 11th-ranked West Virginia falling to Syracuse in a big way, 49-23. Georgia Tech, previously no. 20, fell to Miami and Illinois, previously no. 23, lost to Purdue. All three teams were of course punished in the polls.
The full USA Today Coaches Poll is available here. AP rankings for Week 9 will be posted later once they are released.