MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 24: Jared Foster #13 of the Louisiana State University Tigers celebrates following their 47-21 win against the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 24, 2011 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

College Football Rankings: LSU, Oklahoma Reign In Week 5 Polls

LSU tops the Week 5 AP Poll, while Oklahoma is No. 1 in the Week 5 USA Today poll.

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College Football Rankings, Human Bias And The Case For Computers

AP poll voters are biased and weird, in an endearing and ultimately human way. They also hold far too much sway in determining college football's national champions.


College Football Rankings: LSU Moves To No. 1 In Week 5 BlogPoll

After running their early-season gauntlet with nary a scratch, LSU dominates the Week 5 BlogPoll. Elsewhere, tiers are forming in the top 10, and teams that lost their first games in Week 4 get punished accordingly.


College Football Rankings: LSU Rises To No. 1 In Week 5 AP Poll

The college football rankings for Week 5 diverge at the top: LSU, second in the USA Today coaches poll, takes the top spot in the Week 5 AP Poll.

The Tigers have an impressive early season resume, with wins over Oregon, Mississippi State, and West Virginia, and secured 42 first place votes in the AP Poll as a result.

The Tigers are followed by Oklahoma, Alabama, Boise State, and Oklahoma State in the Week 5 AP Poll top five. The Cowboys leaped two spots after taking down Texas A&M on the road.

The Week 5 USA Today poll has Oklahoma at No. 1, with LSU and Alabama following at a tie for second.

Full Week 5 AP Poll is as follows:

  1. LSU
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Alabama
  4. Boise State
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Stanford
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Nebraska
  9. Oregon
  10. South Carolina
  11. Virginia Tech
  12. Florida
  13. Clemson
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Baylor
  16. South Florida
  17. Texas
  18. Arkansas
  19. Michigan
  20. TCU
  21. Georgia Tech
  22. West Virginia
  23. Florida State
  24. Illinois
  25. Arizona State

College Football Rankings Preview: LSU Makes Case For No. 1

The LSU Tigers went on the road and pounded another ranked opponent in convincing fashion. Should the Tigers leapfrog Oklahoma?


College Football Rankings: LSU Vs. West Virginia The Week's Biggest Opportunity

Is West Virginia a national contender again? Here are the five games that matter the most in terms of college football rankings, now with more Vanderbilt.

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