Scout College Football Top 30- Week Nine

OCT. 28 -- UCLA is at No. 25 in this week's Scout College Football Top 30 poll...

 #1 Mississippi State Bulldogs
Record: (7-0)Pts.: 592Last Wk.: 1Trend: --
The Bulldogs pulled away from Kentucky after the Wildcats kept it close, but stayed unbeaten.
Next Opponent: Arkansas
 #2 Florida State Seminoles
Record: (7-0)Pts.: 583Last Wk.: 2Trend: --
The Seminoles had a bye weekend after their win over Notre Dame but now go on the road for a Thursday night game with Louisville.
Next Opponent: Louisville
 #3 Alabama Crimson Tide
Record: (7-1)Pts.: 529Last Wk.: 4Trend: 1
The Tide ended up rolling Tennessee in Lane Kiffin's return to Knoxville. Now comes a bye before they visit LSU.
Next Opponent: LSU
  #t4 Auburn Tigers
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 515Last Wk.: 5Trend: 1
It took them awhile, but Auburn finally was able to put South Carolina away. Now comes a road trip to Ole Miss.
Next Opponent: Ole Miss
  #t4 Oregon Ducks
Record: (7-1)Pts.: 515Last Wk.: 6 Trend: 2
After dispatching Cal, the Ducks can finally turn all of their attention to Stanford, who's ruined their last two seasons.
Next Opponent: Stanford
 #6 Michigan State Spartans
Record: (7-1)Pts.: 507Last Wk.: 7Trend: 1
The Spartans had their way with Michigan, just like they hoped. Now comes a bye and then a monster clash with Ohio State.
Next Opponent: Ohio State
 #7 Mississippi Rebels
Record: (7-1)Pts.: 468Last Wk.: 3Trend: 4
The Rebels offense couldn't get anything going and LSU handed them their first loss. Now they have to get right quick with Auburn coming to town.
Next Opponent: Auburn
 #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 467Last Wk.: 8Trend: --
With a weekend off to get collected after their loss to Florida State, the Irish take on Navy on Saturday.
Next Opponent: Navy
 #9 Georgia Bulldogs
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 463Last Wk.: 9Trend: --
A weekend off let Georgia get fully ready for their yearly jaunt to Jacksonville to play Florida.
Next Opponent: Florida
 #10 TCU Horned Frogs
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 425Last Wk.: 10Trend: --
Still salty after their loss to Baylor two weeks ago, Texas Tech got 82 points put up on them by the Horned Frogs.
Next Opponent: Kansas State
 #11 Baylor Bears
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 392Last Wk.: 11Trend: --
The Bears had a weekend off to get right after their loss to West Virginia but Kansas is next and should be a nice bounceback game for Baylor.
Next Opponent:
 #12 Kansas State Wildcats
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 387Last Wk.: 12Trend: --
A shutout of Texas keeps the Wildcats on top of the Big 12 with Oklahoma State coming to town this weekend.
Next Opponent: Oklahoma State
 #13 Ohio State Buckeyes
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 352Last Wk.: 13Trend: --
The Buckeyes have Joey Bosa and he will haunt Penn State's offensive line for a long time.
Next Opponent: Illinois
 #14 Arizona Wildcats
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 310Last Wk.: 15Trend: 1
Arizona jumped all over Washington State early and stayed alive in the Pac-12 South race with a visit to UCLA next up.
Next Opponent: UCLA
 #15 Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 307Last Wk.: 14Trend: 1
The Sun Devils battled the elements to get a road win over Washington. Now comes a major Pac-12 South game with Utah in Tempe.
Next Opponent: Utah
 #16 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 298Last Wk.: 16Trend: --
The Huskers cruised to a win over Rutgers and now welcome a moribund Purdue to Lincoln.
Next Opponent: Purdue
 #17 LSU Tigers
Record: (7-2)Pts.: 261Last Wk.: 25Trend: 8
You don't just march into Death Valley at night and get a win, as Ole Miss learned. Now comes a bye before Alabama visits.
Next Opponent: Alabama
 #18 Utah Utes
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 258Last Wk.: 19Trend: 1
The Utes beat USC to give them a sweep of the L.A. schools. Now comes a big road game at Arizona State.
Next Opponent: Arizona State
 #19 Oklahoma Sooners
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 239Last Wk.: 18Trend: 1
The Sooners used their bye weekend to get over their loss to Kansas State.
Next Opponent: Iowa State
 #20 East Carolina Pirates
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 232Last Wk.: 17Trend: 3
Uconn wouldn't go away and the Pirates were just happy to get away with a win.
Next Opponent: Temple
 #21 West Virginia Mountaineers
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 202Last Wk.: 23Trend: 2
Dana Holgerson and the Mountaineers rolled his former employer in Stillwater.
Next Opponent: TCU
 #22 Clemson Tigers
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 181Last Wk.: 21Trend: 1
The Tigers will take a win without Deshaun Watson and that's exactly what they got over Syracuse.
Next Opponent: Wake Forest
 #23 Marshall Thundering Herd
Record: (8-0)Pts.: 181Last Wk.: 22Trend: 1
FAU was no match for the Thundering Herd, who stay in contention for a major bowl.
Next Opponent:
 #24 Duke Blue Devils
Record: (6-1)Pts.: 144Last Wk.: 26Trend: 2
The Blue Devils took the weekend off in preparation for two straight road games, starting this weekend against Pitt.
Next Opponent: Pittsburgh
 #25 UCLA Bruins
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 137Last Wk.: 24Trend: 1
The Bruins jumped out to a 17-point lead but then needed overtime to beat Colorado, continuing to be an impossible team to figure out.
Next Opponent: Arizona
 #26 Wisconsin Badgers
Record: (5-2)Pts.: 84Last Wk.: 29Trend: 3
The Badgers made their first Big Ten game against Maryland an enjoyable one and hope to do the same thing against Rutgers on Saturday.
Next Opponent: Rutgers
 #27 Colorado State Rams
Record: (7-1)Pts.: 49Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
The Rams are making a late charge of their own into major bowl contention from the Group of Five.
Next Opponent:
 #28 USC Trojans
Record: (5-3)Pts.: 47Last Wk.: 20Trend: 8
USC had a road win in their grasp but lost their second game this month in the last ten seconds.
Next Opponent: Washington State
 #29 Louisville Cardinals
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 41Last Wk.: 30Trend: 1
The biggest ACC game in Louisville's short history goes down on Thursday when the defending national champions visit Papa John's Stadium.
Next Opponent: Florida State
 #30 Missouri Tigers
Record: (6-2)Pts.: 39Last Wk.: NRTrend: NEW
The Tigers continue to quietly stay in the race for the SEC East but need some help.
Next Opponent: Kentucky

Georgia Tech 26, Stanford 19, Texas A&M 10, Arkansas 9, Miami 9, Minnesota 9, Georgia Southern 4, Oklahoma State 4, North Dakota State 3, Boise State 1, Washington 1

The Scout Top 30 College Football Poll is voted on by 20 publishers, writers and analysts from the Scout network.  Voters include: Ben Love (@BenLoveTSD), Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo), Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Brian Dohn (@BrianDohnScout), Casey Cosgrove (@caseycosgrove), Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD), Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters), Dean Legge (@Dawg_Post), Jamie Newberg (@JamieNewberg), Jarret Johnson (@JohnsonJarret), Jason Caldwell (@ITATJason), Jody Demling (@jdemling), John Garcia (@JohnGarcia_Jr), Josh Harvey (@JoshHarveyScout), Mark Rea (@MReaBSB), Mike MacAllister (@McAllisterScout), Pete Fiutak (@PeteFiutak), Ryan Gorcey (@rgbearterritory), Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) and Tim O'Malley (@timomalleyND‎).

The votes were tallied with 30 points for No. 1, 29 for No. 2, 28 for No. 3, etc.

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