College Football Rankings, Week 9: Kansas State stays at No. 4 in AP Poll with blowout of West Virginia

Justin K. Aller

Looking to solidify its place in the National Championship discussion, the Kansas State Wildcats crushed West Virginia, 55-14, and stay at No. 4 in this week's AP Poll. Alabama remains the team to beat.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is looking more and more like a Heisman contender, and he put in yet another sparkling performance to lead the Wildcats past West Virginia on Saturday on the road, and keep his team at No. 4 in this week's AP Poll.

Klein was 19-21 passing, for 323 yards in the 55-14 rout in Morgantown.

With the loss, the Mountaineers dropped from No. 17 all the way down to No. 25 -- their second consecutive week of falling eight or more spots.

Meanwhile, the top six spots in the poll stayed the same. Alabama, Oregon and Florida make up Nos. 1-3, with Florida being the only team outside of Tuscaloosa to get a No. 1 vote. Behind the Wildcats, Notre Dame and LSU stay at No. 5 and 6.

This week's lone rankings newcomer is No. 23 Louisiana Tech, who thumped Idaho 70-28 on Saturday. The Bulldogs have lost just once this year -- a 59-57 shootout at the hands of No. 22 Texas A&M.

The complete rankings can be found below:

Rank Team Votes
1 Alabama 1,499
2 Oregon 1,424
3 Florida 1,380
4 Kansas State 1,333
5 Notre Dame 1,241
6 LSU 1,172
7 Oregon State 1,106
8 Oklahoma 1,065
9 Ohio State 1,028
10 USC 944
11 Florida State 872
12 Georgia 745
13 Mississippi State 739
14 Clemson 713
15 Texas Tech 653
16 Louisville 620
17 South Carolina 591
18 Rutgers 539
19 Stanford 421
20 Michigan 300
21 Boise State 258
22 Texas A&M 252
23 Ohio 181
24 Louisiana Tech 106
25 West Virginia 76

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