College football week nine recap: Three top-10 teams go down – Fighting Irish Wire

Although there weren’t any major upsets in terms of point spreads on Saturday, there were three top-10 teams that lost games.

How much will those particular losses effect the first set of College Football Playoff rankings that are set to come out Tuesday night?

Here is a look at how each of the Top 25 teams in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll fared in week nine:

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No. 25 NC State: 28-13 W vs. Louisville (6-2)

Oct 30, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive players celebrate a turnover…

Oct 30, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive players celebrate a turnover on downs by the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Wolfpack won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 24 Coastal Carolina: 35-28 W vs. Troy (7-1)

Oct 28, 2021; Conway, South Carolina, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers wide receiver Jaivon Heiligh (6) runs…

Oct 28, 2021; Conway, South Carolina, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers wide receiver Jaivon Heiligh (6) runs with the ball ahead of Troy Trojans safety TJ Harris (8) during the first half at Brooks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 23 Iowa State: 38-31 L at West Virginia (5-3)

Oct 30, 2021; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell along the…

Oct 30, 2021; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell along the sidelines late in the fourth quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 22 UTSA: Off (8-0)

Oct 21, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; UTSA Roadrunners helmet on the turf after winning 20-7…

Oct 21, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; UTSA Roadrunners helmet on the turf after winning 20-7 against the Rice Owls. Mandatory Credit: John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 21 Auburn: 30-21 W vs. No. 9 Ole Miss (6-2)

Oct 30, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Jaylin Simpson (36) intercepts a Mississippi Rebels…

Oct 30, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Jaylin Simpson (36) intercepts a Mississippi Rebels pass in the end zone during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 20 San Diego State: 30-20 L vs. Fresno State (7-1)

Oct 30, 2021; Carson, California, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener (9) throws the ball…

Oct 30, 2021; Carson, California, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener (9) throws the ball against the San Diego State Aztecs in the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 19 Pitt: 38-34 L vs. Miami (6-2)

Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi, left, talks with referee Jeff Heaser after the Pitt defense appeared…

Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi, left, talks with referee Jeff Heaser after the Pitt defense appeared down Miami running back Jaylan Knighton (4) for a safety in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Pittsburgh. The officials ruled that Knighton made it out of the end zone, nullifying a safety. Miami won 38-34. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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No. 18 Baylor: 31-24 W vs. Texas (7-1)

Oct 30, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker Jaylan Ford (41) looks to contain Baylor…

Oct 30, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker Jaylan Ford (41) looks to contain Baylor Bears running back Abram Smith (7) in the second half of an NCAA football game at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Spillman-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 17 Penn State: 33-24 L at No. 5 Ohio State (5-3)

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin calls a time out against Ohio State Buckeyes…

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin calls a time out against Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of their game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on October 30, 2021. Osu21psu Kwr 12

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No. 16 SMU: 44-37 L at Houston (7-1)

SMU head coach Sonny Dykes react to a flag on SMU during the second half of…

SMU head coach Sonny Dykes react to a flag on SMU during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

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No. 15 Oklahoma State: 55-3 W vs. Kansas (7-1)

Oct 30, 2021; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Kolby Harvell-Peel (31) returns an interception…

Oct 30, 2021; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Kolby Harvell-Peel (31) returns an interception as Kansas Jayhawks tight end Mason Fairchild (89) closes in for the tackle during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 14 Texas A&M: Off (6-2)

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No. 13 Wake Forest: 45-7 W vs. Duke (8-0)

Oct 30, 2021; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Taylor Morin (83)…

Oct 30, 2021; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Taylor Morin (83) celebrates with offensive lineman Luke Petitbon (74) after touchdown catch against the Duke Duke Blue Devils during the second half at Truist Field. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 12 Kentucky: 31-17 L at Mississippi State (6-2)

Oct 30, 2021; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Jo’quavious Marks (7) runs the…

Oct 30, 2021; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Jo’quavious Marks (7) runs the ball while defended by Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Josh Paschal (4) during the second quarter at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 11 Notre Dame: 44-34 W vs. North Carolina (7-1)

Oct 30, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Logan Diggs (22)…

Oct 30, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Logan Diggs (22) celebrates after a touchdown run in the third quarter against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 10 Iowa: 27-7 L at Wisconsin (6-2)

Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson (84) and offensive lineman Tyler Beach (65) carry The Heartland Trophy…

Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson (84) and offensive lineman Tyler Beach (65) carry The Heartland Trophy after game Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin beat Iowa 27-7. Uwgrid31 4

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No. 9 Ole Miss: 30-21 L at No. 21 Auburn (6-2)

Oct 30, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin talks with quarterback Matt…

Oct 30, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin talks with quarterback Matt Corral (2) during the second quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 8 Oregon: 52-29 W vs. Colorado

Oregon’s Seven McGee celebrates his fourth quarter touch down against Colorado Saturday Oct. 30, 2021.

Oregon’s Seven McGee celebrates his fourth quarter touch down against Colorado Saturday Oct. 30, 2021. Eug 103021 Uo Cofb22

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No. 7 Michigan State: 37-33 W vs. No. 6 Michigan (8-0)

Michigan State defensive end Drew Beesley (86) and guard Kevin Jarvis (75) carry the Paul Bunyan…

Michigan State defensive end Drew Beesley (86) and guard Kevin Jarvis (75) carry the Paul Bunyan trophy to celebrate the 37-33 win over Michigan at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

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No. 6 Michigan: 37-33 L at Michigan State (7-1)

Oct 30, 2021; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts after a…

Oct 30, 2021; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 5 Ohio State: 33-24 W vs. No. 21 Penn State (7-1)

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) runs past Penn State Nittany Lions safety Ji’Ayir…

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (11) runs past Penn State Nittany Lions safety Ji’Ayir Brown (16) and linebacker Brandon Smith (12) during the third quarter of the NCAA football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Penn State At Ohio State Football Syndication The Columbus Dispatch

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No. 4 Oklahoma: 52-21 W vs, Texas Tech (9-0)

Oklahoma’s Mario Williams (4) celebrates after a reception during a college football game between the University…

Oklahoma’s Mario Williams (4) celebrates after a reception during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Ou Vc Texas Tech

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No. 3 Alabama: Off (7-1)

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Jul 18, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; An Alabama Crimson Tide helmet is shown on the main stage during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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No. 2 Cincinnati: 31-12 W at Tulane (8-0)

University of Cincinnati’s wide receiver Chris Scott (80) and head coach Luke Fickell, and quarterback Desmond…

University of Cincinnati’s wide receiver Chris Scott (80) and head coach Luke Fickell, and quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) celebrate the Bearcats’ first touchdown of the game over Tulane University at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans Saturday, October 30, 2021. Uc Tulane13

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No. 1 Georgia: 34-7 W vs. Florida (8-0)

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) slaps hands with fans as he leaves the field after…

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) slaps hands with fans as he leaves the field after Saturday’s victory over the Gators. The Florida Gators fell to the Georgia Bulldogs 34 to 7. The Florida Gators were the home team for this years annual Florida vs Georgia college football rivalry game at TIAA Bank field in Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, October 30, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] Stetson