After week five of the college football season, there have been several changes in AP Poll voting, including six new teams entering the top 25.
Here is what the rankings look like heading into week six:
- Alabama (58)
- Ohio State (1)
- Clemson (1)
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Penn State
- Michigan State
- NC State
- Virginia Tech
- Oklahoma State
Where is UNC?
Stanford dropped seven spots from #7 to #14, as they were unable to muster another miracle comeback, and lost at Notre Dame.
Duke fell to unranked after their unbeaten start came to an end against Virginia Tech. Unfortunately as UNC fans, we can’t even take slight glee in this considering who one of the teams that replaced them is.
Kentucky’s random hot start continued with a win over South Carolina on Saturday. The win vaulted them four spots up to #13 in the country. This is the highest they’ve been since they were #14 on October 21, 2007. That ranking was actually a drop from #8 spot they had reached the prior week. The Wildcats lost the following week and went 8-5.
Colorado is ranked for the first time all year after they improved to 4-0 over the weekend. Their next three games are Arizona State, USC, and Washington, and while none of those teams are super impressive, the Buffaloes stay in the rankings might be a short one.
On the Outside Looking In
Boise State and South Florida narrowly missed the top 25 by just a handful of votes, Meanwhile, Syracuse is also fairly close after they nearly took down Clemson.
Top 25 Conference Breakdown
- ACC: 4
- American: 1
- Big 12: 4
- Big Ten: 5
- Independents: 1
- Pac-12: 4
- SEC: 6
Top 25 Games This Week
#19 Texas vs. #7 Oklahoma: Saturday 10/6 at 12:00 PM ET
#5 LSU at #22 Florida: Saturday 10/6 at 3:30 PM ET
#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech: Saturday 10/6 at 8:00 PM ET
Boston College is unranked, so a win over NC State would be an upset for them. Following a loss to Purdue, the Eagles bounced back last week, but AJ Dillon left the game with an injury. If he doesn’t play, this upset alert is probably rendered moot.
LSU is higher ranked, and the favorites according to Vegas in their game in Gainsville. Florida isn’t someone they should be looking past, especially considering that Gators knocked off a ranked team last week. However, it wasn’t that long ago that everyone was side-eyeing Ed Orgeron and the Tigers. Even considering how LSU has started the season, would you really be that surprised to see Florida win that game?