Three-straight weeks, three AP top-10 teams have fallen to an unranked team.
The 2019 season has only a few weeks remaining, and there is little margin for error from this point onwards.
What we saw the last three weeks is that no team in the top 10 is safe, as we saw with Georgia and Wisconsin. On the other hand, a loss of this magnitude can opens doors for teams sitting below the top 10, to make their cases for a spot in the National Championship playoffs.
Here is what we learned in Week 9:
To say Oklahoma was devastated on this day would be an understatement. Not only was this loss to Kansas State the biggest upset of the 2019 season, it was their first loss to the Wildcats since 1996. Despite their comeback attempt, this loss puts their playoff chances in jeopardy. As for quarterback Jalen Hurts, his Heisman chances took a tremendous hit.
Ohio State's star defensive end Chase Young was a problem all game long in Wisconsin, as they dominated the Badgers, and showed the nation why they are a serious national championship contender. Young's incredible performance likely solidified a top 5 position in the upcoming NFL Draft with his performance.
LSU was able to pull out a hard-fought victory against an Auburn team that has one of the top defensive units in the nation. Next week's showdown against Alabama may determine the true, #1 team in the nation.
On a rain-filled night in Ann Arbor, Jim Harbough's Michigan team re-discovered their mojo, as they dominated Notre Dame and got their signature win of the season.
With Tua Tagovailoa out, Alabama's offense led by Mac Jones, scored 41 points in the first-half and went on to make quick work of Arkansas. Next week will present their first real test in LSU. The major concern is whether receiver Davonta Smith will be healthy enough to play next weekend.
In similar fashion, Clemson showed why they are the reigning national champions, after soundly beating Boston College.
Remember when Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was in the Heisman Trophy discussion? Well, after throwing four interceptions in their loss to TCU, that discussion is over.
Brock Purdy's 382 passing yards was not enough to carry his Iowa State team past Oklahoma State.
Minnesota impressive victory over Maryland may finally catapult them into the top 10.
Hawaii does not get much attention, yet they have Cole McDonald, one of the most talented
quarterbacks in the nation. Today he put on a show, accounting for 377 all-purpose yards in their win against New Mexico.
Oregon kicker Camden Lewis was the hero in yesterday's contest, as his 26-yard field goal helped them escape with a victory over Washington State, improving their record to 7-1.
Week 9 Honor Roll:
Chase Young - Defensive End (Ohio State) Laviska Shenault - Wide Receiver (Colorado)
Marquez Stevenson - Wide Receiver (Houston) Clayton Tune - Quarterback (Houston)
Kedon Slovis - Quarterback (USC) Skylar Thompson - Quarterback (KState)
J.K. Dobbins - Running back (Ohio State) Cam Akers - Running Back (Florida State)
CJ Verdell - Running back (Oregon) Xazavian Valladay - Running Back (Wyoming)
Hamsah Nasirildeen - Safety (Florida State) Solomon Byrd - Defensive End (Wyoming)
Paulson Adebo - Stanford (Cornerback) Jauan Jennings - Wide Receiver (Tennessee)
Patrick Nelson - Safety (Houston) Cole McDonald - Quarterback (Hawaii)
Devin Duvernay - Wide Receiver (Texas) Joshua Kelley - Running back (UCLA)
LeVante Bellamy - Running back (West Mich) Treshaun Hayward - Linebacker (West Mich)