Week 5 brought several nail-biting matchups between top 25 teams. The big winner was Clemson, who returns to the top 3 after a strong showing against Louisville. See our full rankings below:

1. Alabama

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 34-6 win over Kentucky

This Week: @ #16 Arkansas

Analysis: Alabama looked dominant once again in a 34-6 victory over Kentucky.


2. Ohio State

Record: 4-0

Last Week: 58-0 win over Rutgers

This Week: vs. Indiana

Analysis: Ohio State holds on to the second spot after dismantling Rutgers.


3. Clemson

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 42-36 win over #7 Louisville

This Week: @ Boston College

Analysis: Clemson pulled out a late win over Louisville, jumping two slots to number 3.


4. Michigan

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 14-7 win over #11 Wisconsin

This Week: @ Rutgers

Analysis: Michigan picked up a big victory by a score of 14-7 over Wisconsin in Ann Arbor.


5. Houston Houston

Record: 4-0

Last Week: 42-14 win over UConn

This Week: @ Navy

Analysis: Houston won again over Navy, improving to 4-0 on the year.


6. WashingtonWashington

Record: 4-0

Last Week: 44-6 win over #14 Stanford

This Week: @ Oregon

Analysis: Washington looked phenominal in a route of Stanford and jumps three spots to number 6.


7. Louisville

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 36-42 loss @ #5 Clemson

This Week: BYE

Analysis: Louisville leaves Clemson with a disappointing loss and drops to 4-1 on the year.


8. Texas A&M

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 24-13 win @ South Carolina

This Week: vs. #9 Tennessee

Analysis: Texas A&M survived South Carolina and now hosts Tennessee with its perfect season still intact.


9. Tennessee

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 34-31 win @ #25 Georgia

This Week: @ #8 Texas A&M

Analysis: Tennessee came through late again in Athens.


10. Miami

Record: 4-0

Last Week: 35-21 win @ Georgia Tech

This Week: vs. #19 Florida State

Analysis: Miami remains undefeated after a win at Georgia Tech and quietly finds itself in the top 10.


11. Wisconsin

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 7-14 loss @ #4 Michigan

This Week: BYE

Analysis: Wisconsin could not muster enough offense to take down the Wolverines.


Baylor Helmet12. Baylor

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 45-42 win @ Iowa State

This Week: BYE

Analysis: Baylor snuck past Iowa State to remain undefeated and keep its playoff hopes alive.


13. Nebraska

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 31-16 win over Illinois

This Week: BYE

Analysis: Nebraska beat Illinois to remain unscathed on the season.


14. Stanford

Record: 3-1

Last Week: 6-44 loss @ #6 Washington

This Week: vs. Washington State

Analysis: Stanford was dominated by Washington in all phases in a prime time showdown.


15. Ole Miss

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 48-28 win over Memphis

This Week: BYE

Analysis: Ole Miss looked good in a strong victory over Memphis and is beginning to regain momentum before its SEC schedule resumes.


16. Arkansas

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 52-10 win over Alcorn State

This Week: vs. #1 Alabama

Analysis: Arkansas throttled Alcorn State in a get right game before Alabama comes to town.


17. North Carolina UNC

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 37-35 win @ Florida State

This Week: vs. Virginia Tech

Analysis: The Tar Heels impressed voters with a win against the ‘Noles and return to our rankings at 17.


18. Florida

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 13-6 win @ Vanderbilt

This Week: vs. LSU

Analysis: It was not pretty, but the Gators took care of business in Nashville.


19. Florida State FSU

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 35-37 loss to North Carolina

This Week: @ #10 Miami

Analysis: FSU lost a shocker to UNC and now travels to 10th ranked Miami.


20. Oklahoma

Record: 2-2

Last Week: 52-46 win @ TCU

This Week: vs. Texas

Analysis: Oklahoma jumps back into our rankings after a big win at TCU.


21. Boise Stateboise-st

Record: 4-0

Last Week: 21-10 win over Utah

This Week: @ New Mexico

Analysis: The Broncos are finally getting noticed after an undefeated start to the season.


22. Michigan State

Record: 2-2

Last Week: 21-24 loss to Indiana

This Week: vs. BYU

Analysis: Michigan State has seen its season take a turn for the worst following consecutive losses.


23. Utahutah

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 23-28 loss @ California

This Week: vs. Arizona

Analysis: Utah fell to Cal in a dramatic ending and falls to 23rd in our latest poll.


24. Colorado

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 47-6 win over Oregon State

This Week: @ USC

Analysis: The Buffs have continued to impress and jump into our rankings for the first time.


25. Georgia

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 31-34 loss to #9 Tennessee

This Week: @ South Carolina

Analysis: Georgia fans will be looking for a rebound from the team following consecutive SEC losses.


Dropped from Rankings:

San Diego State, Texas

Others Receiving Votes:

Western Michigan, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, San Diego State, LSU, Iowa, Texas, Arizona State, TCU, North Dakota State, Auburn, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Washington State, Virginia Tech, Texas Tech, UCLA, Appalachian State, Troy


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