AP Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 9 AP Poll

Athens, Georgia, United States: November 26, 2017: Crowd passes under Sanford Stadium Sign on Game Day


The 2022 college football season is officially in full swing with Week 8 in the books, and the Associated Press is giving us a look at how the competition stacks up.

This week, the Week 9 AP Top 25 poll was officially released.

While there weren’t as many upsets as a week ago, there were still top 10 losses by Ole Miss and UCLA and a handful of changes near the top of the rankings while teams look to set themselves up for a late-season push to the College Football Playoff.

Georgia retains the No. 1 spot with 31 first-place votes, followed by Ohio State and Tennessee.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the upcoming week in the eyes of the Associated Press voters?

The Week 9 AP Top 25 poll can be seen below.

  1. Georgia (31)
  2. Ohio State (18)
  3. Tennessee (13)
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson (1)
  6. Alabama
  7. TCU
  8. Oregon
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. USC
  11. Wake Forest
  12. UCLA
  13. Penn State
  14. Utah
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Syracuse
  17. Illinois
  18. LSU
  19. Kentucky
  20. Cincinnati
  21. North Carolina
  22. Kansas State
  23. Tulane
  24. NC State
  25. South Carolina

Others receiving votes: Texas 38, Liberty 35, Oregon State 25, Mississippi State 10, Maryland 8, Troy 3, UTSA 1, Arkansas 1, Washington 1, Florida State 1

The Associated Press rankings carry more weight than polls like the Coaches Poll and FWAA Poll, as they are part of the deciding factor on which teams reach the College Football Playoff. The Coaches Poll, which is not part of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s formula to determine the four teams that will compete for the College Football Playoff National Championship, is voted on by 65 FBS head coaches.

Longtime college football writers who vote in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll include Ben Jones, Bill Landis, Brett McMurphy, Brian Howell, Rece Davis, Rob Long, Robert Gagliardi, Steve Layman, Steve Virgen, Tom Murphy, and Tony Parks.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 63 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.

Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 9 Coaches Poll
Top 25 College Football Rankings 2022: Week 9 Coaches Poll