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Predicting The College Football AP Poll After Week 8 Of The 2019 Season

An Illinois player celebrates against Wisconsin.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 19: Daniel Barker #87 of the Illinois Fighting Illini reacts as he takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers before the game at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Week eight of the 2019 college football season featured one massive upset. Illinois, much an afterthought in the Big Ten this year, somehow upended No. 6 Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. The Badgers did not look like a College Football Playoff contender in the loss.

In the biggest game of the week, Penn State raced out to an early 21-0 lead and held off Michigan down the stretch. The Nittany Lions stayed undefeated in the process.

Meanwhile, Texas needed a last-second field goal to survive Kansas, Oregon outlasted Washington with a big second half performance and Florida pulled away from South Carolina late.

Let's take a look at what we think the AP Poll will look like when it's unveiled on Sunday afternoon:

  1. Alabama (plays Tennessee Saturday night)
  2. LSU
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Penn State
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Auburn
  11. Oregon
  12. Utah
  13. Boise State (plays BYU Saturday night)
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Texas
  16. Baylor
  17. SMU
  18. Minnesota
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Iowa
  21. Appalachian State
  22. Michigan
  23. Virginia
  24. Iowa State
  25. Wake Forest

College football fans - do we have it right?