Week 5 NCAA Football Power Rankings & Trends

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This list includes team records and movement from last week’s power rankings. Teams that just entered the top 25 will be denoted as “NEW” along with their movement assuming they were ranked #26 before they moved. If a team that is new is the biggest “Up” mover, the word “NEW” will be placed next to the team’s name when they are listed as the biggest “Up” mover. Teams that dropped out of the top 25 will have their drop movement recognized assuming that they dropped from their previous ranking to rank #26. If a team that dropped out is the biggest “Down” mover, the word “OUT” will be placed next to the team’s name when they are listed as the biggest “down” mover.

  1. OHIOST Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0), +1
  2. CLEM Clemson Tigers (5-0), +3
  3. BAMA Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0)
  4. MICH Michigan Wolverines (5-0)
  5. WASH Washington Huskies (5-0), +5
  6. LOU Louisville Cardinals (4-1), -5
  7. HOU Houston Cougars (5-0), -1
  8. TEXAM Texas A&M Aggies (5-0)
  9. TENN Tennessee Volunteers (5-0), +2
  10. WISC Wisconsin Badgers (4-1), -3
  11. MIAMI Miami Hurricanes (4-0), +3
  12. neb Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-0), +3
  13. BAYLOR Baylor Bears (5-0) 
  14. STAN Stanford Cardinal (3-1), -5
  15. MISS Mississippi Rebels (3-2), +2
  16. ARK Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1), +3
  17. unc North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1), NEW, +9
  18. FLA Florida Gators (4-1), +4
  19. OKLA Oklahoma Sooners (2-2), +6
  20. boise Boise State Broncos (4-0), NEW, +6
  21. colo Colorado Buffaloes (4-1), NEW, +5
  22. FSU Florida State Seminoles (3-2), -10
  23. utah Utah Utes (4-1), -7
  24. wvu West Virginia Mountaineers (4-0), NEW, +2
  25. vatech Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1), NEW, +1

 

Dropped from rankings:

MICHST Michigan State Spartans (Previously #18, -8), tcu TCU Horned Frogs (Previously #20, -6), sdgst San Diego State Aztecs (Previously #21, -5), TEXAS Texas Longhorns (Previously #23, -3), UGA Georgia Bulldogs (Previously #24, -2)


Biggest Movers:

Up: unc North Carolina Tar Heels (+9)
Down: FSU Florida State Seminoles (-10)

 

-Asher Fair