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2018 College Football Polls: Week 5

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Week 5 Polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The historical gold standard of human polls.

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Stanford
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Penn State
  10. Auburn
  11. Washington
  12. West Virginia
  13. UCF
  14. Michigan
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Miami
  17. Kentucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Texas
  19. Oregon
  20. BYU
  21. Michigan State
  22. Duke
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Cal
  25. Texas Tech

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The Massey composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, more or less. We’ll update this one a couple times throughout Sunday as rankings are added to it.

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn State
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Clemson
  6. Oklahoma
  7. LSU
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Stanford
  10. Auburn
  11. Washington
  12. Duke!
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. Michigan
  15. Mississippi State
  16. Miami
  17. West Virginia
  18. Wisconsin
  19. UCF
  20. Boise State
  21. Michigan State
  22. Iowa
  23. NC State
  24. Texas
  25. Texas A&M

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Bill Connelly’s S&P+ ratings

SB Nation’s favored college football advanced stat, which tends to perform well against the Vegas spread, along with offering much deeper evaluations of teams.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Georgia
  5. Penn State
  6. Michigan
  7. Washington
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Mississippi State
  10. West Virginia
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Auburn
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Kentucky
  16. Miami
  17. UCF
  18. Michigan State
  19. LSU
  20. Appalachian State
  21. Memphis
  22. Boise State
  23. South Carolina
  24. Florida
  25. Texas A&M

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The Sagarin ratings

A long-running computer that also includes FCS teams.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Penn State
  4. Clemson
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Washington
  8. Michigan
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Auburn
  11. Stanford
  12. Texas A&M
  13. LSU
  14. West Virginia
  15. Michigan State
  16. Mississippi State
  17. Texas
  18. Iowa
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Miami
  22. TCU
  23. Duke
  24. NC State
  25. Boise State

The USA Today Coaches Poll

Doesn’t matter much, and often is more a poll of PR directors than actual coaches.

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State
  5. Oklahoma
  6. LSU
  7. Stanford
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Penn State
  10. Auburn
  11. Washington
  12. West Virginia
  13. Wisconsin
  14. UCF
  15. Michigan
  16. Miami
  17. Kentucky
  18. Michigan State
  19. Mississippi State
  20. Oregon
  21. Oklahoma State
  22. Texas
  23. Duke
  24. Virginia Tech
  25. Boise State

Georgia Overview

The Dawgs weren’t the sharpest, but they earned a road SEC victory against Missouri, winning 43-29. The defense forced turnovers and the offense put up enough points in the second half to keep the Tigers at an arm’s length distance.

Georgia hosts Tennessee at Sanford Stadium this Saturday on CBS at 3:30 pm EDT.

Movers

Fell Out: #13 Virginia Tech, #15 Oklahoma State, #17 TCU, #22 Texas A&M, #23 Michigan State

Newcomers: #17 Kentucky, #18 Texas, #22 Duke, #24 Cal, #25 Texas Tech

Overrated

#22 Duke

It’s great to see the Blue Devils get some national attention, but they haven’t played anyone noteworthy to date, and are likely to play roughly .500 ball the rest of the way.

Underrated

#17 Kentucky

Everything we thought Mississippi State was, that is what Kentucky is. They looked like the clear cut second best team in the SEC East, and have a real shot at being ranked for the majority of the season.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech

#4 Ohio State at #9 Penn State

#7 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame

#20 BYU at #11 Washington

#19 Oregon at #24 Cal

Upset Alert

Last week, I swung and miss on Iowa upsetting Wisconsin.

This week, I’m taking Stanford to go to Notre Dame and knock off the Irish.