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2016 College Football Polls: Week 5

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

Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Week 5 Polls

AP (prev. week, if diff.) Coaches (prev. week, if diff.) S&P+ Massey
1 Alabama Alabama Ohio State Ohio State
2 Ohio State Ohio State Michigan Alabama
3 Louisville Clemson Alabama Michigan
4 Michigan Louisville Louisville Louisville
5 Clemson Michigan Clemson Clemson
6 Houston Stanford Miami Stanford
7 Stanford Houston Florida Houston
8 Wisconsin (11) Wisconsin (10) Ole Miss Texas A&M
9 Texas A&M (10) Washington Stanford Tennessee
10 Washington (9) Texas A&M (13) Texas A&M Florida State
11 Tennessee (14) Tennessee (12) Washington Wisconsin
12 Florida State (13) Florida State (14) Baylor Washington
13 Baylor (16) Baylor (15) Florida State Miami
14 Miami (15) Miami (19) Virginia Tech Baylor
15 Nebraska (20) Nebraska (20) Tennessee Oklahoma
16 Ole Miss (23) Michigan State (8) Wisconsin Nebraska
17 Michigan State (8) Ole Miss (21) Houston Ole Miss
18 Utah (24) Utah (23) Boise State Boise State
19 SDSU (22) TCU (21) LSU LSU
20 Arkansas (17) Georgia (11) Oregon Arkansas
21 TCU (NR) Florida (16) Oklahoma Florida
22 Texas (21) Arkansas (18) TCU West Virginia
23 Florida (19) North Carolina (27) Nebraska TCU
24 Boise State (NR) SDSU (28) Toledo UCLA
25 Georgia (12) Texas (24) Memphis Auburn

Georgia Overview

Georgia got a good, old fashioned whoopin’ in Oxford, falling to the Rebels 45-14.  Jacob Eason looked like a true freshman quarterback playing against a tough road opponent, and his receivers didn’t do him any favors.  It was a tough game to watch, but hopefully the young Dawgs can learn from this experience.

To make matters worse, Nick Chubb left the game with an ankle injury, and his status for this weekend’s showdown against Tennessee is in question.  The Dawgs need their workhorse runningback against the Volunteers, which is a must-win after the Vols disposed of the Florida Gators to take control of the SEC East.


Fell Out: #18 LSU, #25 Oklahoma

Newcomers: #21 TCU, #24 Boise State


#25 Georgia

I hate doing this, but at the same time, I have no idea how the Dawgs are still ranked.  Playing Between the Hedges should help the Dawgs, and I’d like to think Georgia is going to respond to adversity nicely and give Tennessee their best shot.  A win puts Georgia back in the driver’s seat in the SEC East.


Arizona State and West Virginia

If you get through September without a loss, you should be ranked.  Therefore, Arizona State and West Virginia should have been included in this week’s Top 25.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#7 Stanford vs. #10 Washington

#11 Tennessee vs. #25 Georgia

#8 Wisconsin vs. #4 Michigan

#3 Louisville vs. #5 Clemson

Upset Alert

I righted the ship and correctly picked Auburn over LSU, which turned out to be the final straw for Les Miles at LSU.

This week, I’m taking Oklahoma on the road knocking off TCU.