Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Kansas Upsets Oklahoma in Monumental Win: AP Top 25 College Football Poll, Week 9 Highlights
In a stunning upset, the Kansas Jayhawks pulled off a monumental victory over the Oklahoma Sooners, marking their first home win against an AP top-10 team since 1984. Kansas fans stormed the field, bringing down the goalposts in a moment of pure jubilation.
Despite the upset, Georgia remains at the top spot in the AP Top 25 college football poll with an impressive 8-0 record. They secured a resounding victory over Florida, scoring the most points against the Gators since 1982 in a 43-20 win.
Meanwhile, the Michigan Wolverines continue their perfect season, improving to 8-0. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy emerges as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, surpassing head coach Jim Harbaugh’s previous finalist record in 1986.
Ohio State solidifies its flawless record at 8-0 with a victory over Wisconsin. Wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. shines with an impressive performance of six receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns. His performance ties Santonio Holmes on the list of most receiving touchdowns in Ohio State history.
Florida State also maintains an unblemished record at 8-0 after defeating both Duke and Wake Forest. Their defense impresses by limiting both opponents to a combined 14 pass completions, a feat not achieved since 1998.
Washington achieves their best start since their 2016 College Football Playoff appearance, improving to 8-0 with a 42-33 win over Stanford. Oregon dominates Utah with a convincing 35-6 victory, improving their record to 7-1.
In Texas, the Longhorns continue their winning streak with a 7-1 record, their best start since 2009. Alabama remains strong with a 7-1 record and a perfect 5-0 in SEC play, continuing their successful season under head coach Nick Saban.
Penn State secures a win against Indiana, improving to 7-1. Quarterback Drew Allar’s impressive 19 career touchdown passes before throwing his first interception ranks him third among FBS quarterbacks in the past 25 years.
On the flip side, Oklahoma suffers their first loss of the season, falling to Kansas in a close match (38-33). Ole Miss maintains a 7-1 record with their victory over Vanderbilt (33-7), matching a streak not achieved since 1957 to 1963.
Notre Dame achieves a resounding victory over Pitt, scoring 58 points, the most against a Power 5 opponent in the past 20 years. LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels continues his stellar performance, tying the record set by Joe Burrow in 2019 by accounting for three or more touchdowns in seven straight games.
Air Force boasts an impressive 8-0 record, their best start since 1985. Kansas delivers another shocking upset against Oklahoma, securing their first home win against an AP top-10 team since 1984. James Madison remains undefeated at 8-0, joining Coastal Carolina as the only Sun Belt teams to achieve such a start.
USC prevails in a close matchup against Cal (50-49), but they become only the second Pac-12 team to allow 40 or more points in four regular-season games. Kansas State’s dominant victory over Houston (41-0) makes history as their 15th 40-point shutout win as a Big 12 team.
The AP Top 25 college football poll reflects the reshuffling of rankings and the impact of surprising wins and losses. Exciting matchups are expected for the upcoming week as teams vie for a coveted spot in the College Football Playoff.