Live: Projecting the AP Top 25 rankings after Week 8

This is a live projection. This story will be updated throughout Saturday’s full slate of games as contests go final.

In a wild ending to highlight Big Ten opening weekend, Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr.’s sprawling two-point conversion in overtime lifted the Hoosiers to a thrilling, 36-35, victory over eight-ranked Penn State on Saturday, the program’s first win over a Top 10 opponent since 1987.

The Nittany Lions were the only Top 10 to go down in Week 8. College Football Playoff frontrunners Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State each beat unranked opponents by double-digits, though Tigers coach Dabo Swinney wasn’t pleased with the questioning after his team’s victory over Syracuse.

“We won the game by almost four touchdowns,” Swinney said. “It was a sloppy win but I’d rather have a sloppy win than an ugly loss any day of the week. It’s not easy to win. I know a lot of people think we are supposed to just show up and win. It’s not easy to win. I’m proud of our team for handling some adversity. We haven’t had much, so it was good to see.”

Michigan’s nationally-ranked showdown vs. Minnesota is one of Saturday’s prime-time contests and will certainly impact Sunday’s new poll. More on that game and others as matchup go final later in the evening.

Here’s how we expect Sunday’s Week 9 AP Poll to look:



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