Rutgers' undefeated season came crashing down Saturday when the Scarlet Knights lost at home to Kent State, 35-23. As a result, Rutgers is unranked in this week's SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25.
The Scarlet Knights (7-1, 4-0 Big East) fell from their No. 18 ranking last week. Despite the loss, Rutgers still controls its destiny for the Big East title. The Scarlet Knights are a half game ahead of Louisville (8-0, 3-0) in the standings and host the Cardinals Nov. 29.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) remain No. 1 in this week's rankings, strengthening their grip on the top spot. The Crimson Tide received 60 of 77 possible first-place votes after defeating previously unbeaten Mississippi State, 38-7. With a 55-24 victory over Texas Tech, Kansas State (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) moved up to No. 2. Florida (7-1, 6-1 SEC), last week's second-ranked team, fell to No. 7 after a 17-9 defeat at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs.
The complete BlogPoll rankings are as follows:
Results for Week 9
SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011