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2015 College Football Polls: Week 5

A quick look at the latest college football rankings, and a look ahead at the upcoming games.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Week 5 Polls

AP Coaches S&P+
1 Ohio State (45) Ohio State (61) Alabama
2 Michigan State (5) Michigan State (2) Florida State
3 Ole Miss (10) TCU West Virginia
4 TCU Baylor LSU
5 Baylor Ole Miss (1) Ole Miss
6 Notre Dame Georgia Clemson
7 UCLA Notre Dame Ohio State
8 Georgia LSU Oklahoma
9 LSU Florida State USC
10 Utah (1) UCLA Michigan
11 Florida State Clemson Georgia
12 Clemson Utah Notre Dame
13 Alabama Alabama Stanford
14 Texas A&M Oklahoma UCLA
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Michigan State
16 Northwestern USC Wisconsin
17 USC Northwestern TCU
18 Stanford Wisconsin Baylor
19 Wisconsin Oklahoma State Duke
20 Oklahoma State Stanford Minnesota
21 Mississippi State West Virginia Florida
22 Michigan Mississippi State Penn State
23 West Virginia Florida Tennessee
24 Cal Cal (tie) Miami
25 Florida Oregon (tie) Texas A&M

Georgia Overview

Georgia cruised to a 48-6 win over the Southern Univeristy Jaguars in their tune-up before Alabama comes to Athens next weekend.

Nick Chubb once again Nick Chubbed, running for over 100 yards for the 12th straight game, tying Herschel Walker’s school record.  Greyson Lambert followed up his record setting performance against South Carolina by going 9-10 for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Several Dawgs were able to get playing time in the blowout victory over Southern, and now their sights will be firmly set on the Crimson Tide.


Fell Out: #13 Oregon, #16 Arizona, #20 Georgia Tech, #23 BYU, #25 Missouri

Newcomers: #21 Mississippi State, #22 Michigan, #23 West Virginia, #24 Cal, #25 Florida


#2 Michigan State.  It might have been premature to anoint the Spartans the second best team in the country.  The Oregon victory lost a lot of luster after the Ducks were demolished by Utah, and questions still remain for their secondary.  There are several teams behind the Spartans in the polls I’d take ahead of them.


#22 Michigan.  Pretty much the opposite from Michigan State.  The Wolverines’ loss to Utah doesn’t look as bad at all anymore, and pitching a shutout against BYU was mighty impressive.  Michigan is improving every week under Jim Harbaugh and will look to carry this momentum against Maryland in primetime.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#23 West Virginia at #15 Oklahoma

#13 Alabama at #8 Georgia

#3 Ole Miss at #25 Florida

#6 Notre Dame at #12 Clemson

Upset Alert

Last week, I got the UCLA/Arizona game very wrong.

This week, I’m going to go with Iowa pulling off the upset in Madison against #19 Wisconsin.