The top 9 teams are exactly where they were a week ago in the newest Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com as Michigan continues to lead Georgia, Ohio State, Florida State and Washington in the Top 5. All five schools remain undefeated.
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We can not say the same thing, however, for James Madison. The Dukes went down to defeat, 26-23 in overtime, at the hands of Appalachian State on Saturday. The Dukes tied the game on a TD and 2-point conversion near the end of regulation, but only managed a field goal when they opened the extra period. The Mountaineers countered with a TD and the game was over. JMU had won 13 straight over-all. As a result, the Dukes took a mighty fall from 10th to 18th.
Liberty remained unbeaten with a 49-25 win over UMass in Lynchburg. The Flames also finally broke the Top 25, landing at No. 20 after ranking 26th a week ago.
The rest of the Top 9 continues to be Alabama, Oregon, Texas, and Penn State.
Louisville is up from 12th to 10th while Ole Miss stays at No. 11.
Missouri checks in at No. 12, followed by Oklahoma at 13.
At 14th and 15th are Brian Kelly's former team, and his current team, with the Bayou Bengals nosing out the Irish.
Three more schools from Group of Five conferences join JMU and Liberty in the Top 25 with Tulane leading the pack at 17th. There is also Toledo at No. 21, SMU at 22, and Troy at 25.
A total of 6 teams remain undefeated after James Madison fell from those ranks.
Here are the undefeated teams, by conference, with their rank in parenthesis:
ACC: (4) Florida State
B1G: (1) Michigan, (3) Ohio State
Big 12: None
CUSA: (20) Liberty
PAC-12: (5) Washington
SEC: (2) Georgia
SUN BELT: None
The SEC leads all conferences with 5 teams in the Top 25, followed by the B1G with 4. Three conferences - the ACC, Big 12 and PAC12 - each have 3.
Seven spots belong to teams outside of the Power 5 Conferences with 1 Independent, and 2 from the American, 1 from CUSA, 1 from the MAC and 2 from the Sun Belt.
Every conference except the Mountain West is represented in the Top 25. The highest ranked team from that conference is UNLV at 36.
4. Florida State
23. North Carolina
3. Ohio State
9. Penn State
16. Kansas State
15. Notre Dame
24. Oregon State
11. Ole Miss
18. James Madison