AP Poll Predictions Week 5
Who rises and who falls in a week of upsets?
Dropped from Rankings: #17 Memphis, #18 BYU, #19 Louisiana, #22 Army, #23 Kentucky, #24 Louisville, #25 Marshall
*Pac 12, MW, and MAC teams are now all eligible for inclusion
#25 Virginia Tech- W 45-24 vs NC State. VT manhandled NCSU despite 23 player absences incl. star QB Hooker
#24 Minnesota- N/R
#23 Pittsburgh- W 23-20 vs #24 Louisville. Pitt's defense could very well be the best in the ACC
#22 Tennessee- W 31-27 vs South Carolina. Down to the wire but a good win. The SEC East is deep this year.
#21 Oklahoma State- W 27-13 vs West Virginia. Nice recovery after losing QB Sanders to injury last week.
#20 Michigan- N/R
#19 Mississippi State- W 44-34 vs #6 LSU. Mike Leach dialed up 60 passes in this one, air raid in the SEC is hot.
#18 USC- N/R
#17 Oklahoma- L 35-38 vs Kansas State. K-State lost to Ark State the week prior, this is a bad loss.
#16 UCF- W 51-28 vs ECU. Another huge day for QB Dillon Gabriel, can they beat Cincy to the playoff?
#15 Cincinnati- W 24-10 vs #22 Army. Cincy's defense showed out versus the triple option today.
#14 LSU- L 34-44 vs Miss State. LSU clearly lost a lot of production from last year on both sides of the ball.
#13 Wisconsin- N/R
#12 Texas A&M- W 17-12 vs Vanderbilt. An ugly win against a SEC bottom-dweller isn't a good look.
#11 Penn State- N/R
#10 Oregon- N/R
#9 Miami- W 52-10 vs Florida State. Dominant performance by D'Eriq King
#8 Texas- W 63-56 vs Texas Tech. Texas needed OT to win vs a TTU team that beat HBU by 2 last week.
#7 Notre Dame- Game against Wake Forest postponed.
#6 Georgia- W 37-10 vs Arkansas. The Dawgs pulled away in the second half but there were glaring problems.
#5 Auburn- W 29-13 vs #23 Kentucky. The Tigers will be rewarded for a quality win over top 25 SEC foe UK.
#4 Ohio State- N/R
#3 Florida- W 51-35 vs Ole Miss. Electric performance from QB Kyle Trask, Florida is legit.
#2 Alabama- W 38-19 vs Missouri. Bama let off the gas in the second half, it was never in doubt.
#1 Clemson- Idle
Others Receiving Votes: Utah, BYU. Iowa, Memphis, Louisiana, Baylor, Arizona State, SMU, Kansas State, Kentucky, Virginia, Arkansas State, Boise State, Marshall, Army, Nebraska, UTSA