College football Power Rankings after Week 9

The last October weekend of the college football season looked ripe for upsets. And we got them -- just not where we thought.

Oklahoma State traveled to Manhattan to take on Kansas State in what was supposed

 to be a battle for the inside track to the Big 12 championship game. Instead, it turned into the Wildcats'

best performance of the season and the Cowboys' worst outing in decades. K-State handed

coach Mike Gundy & Co. a 48-0 defeat to firmly plant itself in the conference title race.

In similar fashion, Louisville used a dominant third quarter to rout a top-10 Wake

Forest team 48-21 in another surprising outcome. The Demon Deacons would've needed a lot of help to reach

the ACC title game, but with a second loss, their chances are all but over.

Elsewhere, Notre Dame upset a ranked Syracuse team on the road,

while Cincinnati and South Carolina fell out of the top 25 following losses to unranked opponents.

There was plenty of turnover in the rankings this week despite the top teams continuing

to hold serve, so it's a perfect time to check out this week's Power Rankings.

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