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2018 College Football Polls: Week 6

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Week 6 Polls

The Associated Press Top 25

The historical gold standard of human polls.

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

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

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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. Usually releases Sunday afternoon.

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

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The Sagarin ratings

A long-running computer ranking that also includes FCS teams

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

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The USA Today Coaches Poll

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

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

Georgia Overview

The Dawgs, though ugly at times, got the job done against the Volunteers, defeating Tennessee 38-12 to remain number two in the AP Poll. Justin Fields rushed for two touchdowns and the ground attack committee did its job once again.

Georgia welcomes Vanderbilt to Athens this Saturday night for Homecoming.

Movers

Fell Out: #20 BYU, #22 Duke, #23 Mississippi State, #24 Cal, #25 Texas Tech

Newcomers: #21 Colorado, #22 Florida, #23 NC State, #24 Virginia Tech, #25 Oklahoma State

Overrated

#12 UCF. Central Florida was a great story last year, and they are off to another great start this season. However, you can’t tell me only eleven teams in the nation are better than them. Their schedule, though, makes for a shot at another undefeated season.

Underrated

#22 Florida. After they lost to Kentucky, everyone wrote Florida off. Well, Kentucky is a good football team and Florida has bounced back nicely. We’ll see how they fair this weekend against LSU.

This Week’s Top 25 Matchups

#19 Texas vs. #7 Oklahoma

#5 LSU at #22 Florida

#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech

Upset Alert

Last week I was incorrect once again picking Stanford over Notre Dame.

This week, I’m taking Kentucky to knock off Texas A&M (A&M is favored by 5 ½).