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2014 college football rankings, Week 5: The composite Top 25

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Combining four rankings into one, for your convenience.

A wild fourth week in college football saw more than a few upsets, but mostly saw a number of top teams survive tests. Oklahoma, Oregon, and Florida State each won conference games by a closer margin than they may have hoped, while LSU was the most notable casualty, falling to Mississippi State.

The polls are both here, as well as Sagarin's and Football Outsiders' rankings. The Bulldogs are the big risers, making their first appearance in the polls, while East Carolina enters as well. Explanations of the different rankings and what they mean follow below.

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Alabama 1.75 1 Florida State Florida State Alabama Alabama
2 Florida State 2.75 2 Oregon Alabama Florida State Oklahoma
3 Oklahoma 3.25 3 Alabama Oklahoma Oregon Auburn
3 Oregon 3.25 4 Oklahoma Oregon Oklahoma Oregon
5 Auburn 5.5 5 Auburn Auburn Texas A&M Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M 5.75 6 Texas A&M Baylor Baylor Georgia
7 Baylor 6.75 7 Baylor Texas A&M Stanford Florida State
8 Michigan State 9.75 8 Notre Dame Notre Dame Ole Miss Baylor
9 Notre Dame 11 9 Michigan State Michigan State Auburn Michigan State
9 Ole Miss 11 10 Ole Miss UCLA Mississippi State LSU
11 Georgia 11.25 11 UCLA Ole Miss LSU UCLA
12 Stanford 12.75 12 Georgia Arizona State Michigan State Notre Dame
13 UCLA 13.5 13 South Carolina Georgia Louisville Wisconsin
14 LSU 14 14 Mississippi State Stanford Georgia Stanford
15 Mississippi State 15.75 15 Arizona State South Carolina Wisconsin Ole Miss
16 Wisconsin 16 16 Stanford Mississippi State Notre Dame USC
17 South Carolina 18 17 LSU Wisconsin Ohio State Ohio State
18 Ohio State 19 18 USC LSU TCU Kansas State
18 USC 19 19 Wisconsin Nebraska Oklahoma State Clemson
18 Arizona State 19 20 BYU Ohio State USC Oklahoma State
21 Oklahoma State 22.25 21 Nebraska BYU Utah South Carolina
22 BYU 23.5 22 Ohio State USC UCLA Florida
23 Kansas State 24.25 23 East Carolina Duke South Carolina Mississippi State
24 Nebraska 24.5 24 Oklahoma State East Carolina Clemson Arizona State
25 Clemson 24.75 25 Kansas State Kansas State Arizona State BYU

The four rankings we use:

The Associated Press Top 25: The longest-running and best-respected human poll. Didn't have any official bearing on the latter years of the BCS, and won't have any official bearing on the Playoff. Expect it to set the course for the committee, however, as most outlets (including SB Nation) will use the AP's rankings as the standard until the committee takes over in October. Usually comes out Sundays around 2 p.m. ET.

The USA Today Coaches Poll: Formerly part of the BCS, and now just a poll. It tends to be more conservative than the AP's. Though polling athletic departments in order to rank other athletic departments is dubious, we still want multiple human polls in here, and it's the other big one. Releases early Sunday afternoons.

Jeff Sagarin's Sagarin Rating: An early-morning insta-ranking that combines three of Sagarin's computer formulas into one. This is not the formula the BCS used, which excluded margin of victory.

Football Outsiders' F/+ rating: A synthesis of ratings by smart persons Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau and our personal go-to overall team stat. It tends to come out later than the others.

Last week's composite Top 25:

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Oregon 2 1 Florida State Florida State Florida State Oregon
2 Alabama 2.5 2 Oregon Alabama Oregon Alabama
2 Florida State 2.5 3 Alabama Oregon Alabama Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma 4 4 Oklahoma Oklahoma Stanford Texas A&M
5 Auburn 5.5 5 Auburn Auburn Oklahoma Auburn
6 Texas A&M 6.5 6 Texas A&M Baylor Ole Miss Georgia
7 Baylor 8.75 7 Baylor Texas A&M Auburn Florida State
7 LSU 8.75 8 LSU LSU Michigan State Michigan State
9 Michigan State 9.5 9 Notre Dame Notre Dame Texas A&M LSU
10 Ole Miss 10.75 10 Ole Miss UCLA LSU Wisconsin
11 Notre Dame 11.25 11 Michigan State Michigan State Baylor Baylor
12 Georgia 11.5 12 UCLA Ole Miss Missouri Notre Dame
13 Stanford 13.75 13 Georgia Arizona State Georgia UCLA
14 Louisville 16 14 South Carolina Georgia Oklahoma State Kansas State
15 UCLA 16.25 15 Arizona State Stanford Notre Dame Ole Miss
15 South Carolina 16.25 16 Stanford South Carolina Louisville South Carolina
17 Arizona State 16.66666667 17 USC Wisconsin Mississippi State Clemson
18 Wisconsin 17.25 18 Missouri Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
19 Missouri 18.25 19 Wisconsin Missouri South Carolina USC
20 Ohio State 19.25 20 Kansas State Kansas State USC Stanford
20 USC 19.25 21 BYU USC Clemson Florida
22 Kansas State 20 22 Clemson Nebraska Arizona State Cincinnati
23 Clemson 21 23 Ohio State BYU Wisconsin Oklahoma State
24 Oklahoma State 22.5 24 Nebraska Clemson BYU Missouri
25 BYU 23.25 25 Oklahoma State North Carolina TCU BYU