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2014 college football rankings, Week 6: The composite Top 25

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Alabama overtakes Florida State in the Coaches Poll, but not in the AP.

Week 5 is in the books, with just two ranked teams losing -- one to a ranked opponent (Arizona State lost to UCLA) and one to an unranked opponent (South Carolina fell to Missouri). The rest of the top 25 survived, but it wasn't necessarily easy. Florida State struggled against unranked NC State, Texas A&M made a frantic comeback to beat Arkansas in overtime, Georgia survived a Tennessee upset bid, and Stanford beat Washington by just a touchdown.

Composite Average AP Coaches F/+ Sagarin
1 Alabama 1.5 1 Florida State Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Oregon 2.75 2 Oregon Florida State Oregon Oklahoma
3 Oklahoma 3.25 3 Alabama Oklahoma Stanford Oregon
4 Florida State 4.5 4 Oklahoma Oregon Oklahoma Auburn
5 Auburn 5.5 5 Auburn Auburn Ole Miss Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M 7.25 6 Texas A&M Baylor Florida State UCLA
7 Baylor 7.5 7 Baylor Texas A&M Mississippi State Georgia
8 UCLA 9.5 8 UCLA Notre Dame Auburn Baylor
9 Stanford 10 9 Notre Dame UCLA Baylor Florida State
10 Ole Miss 10.5 10 Michigan State Michigan State LSU Stanford
11 Michigan State 11 11 Ole Miss Ole Miss Texas A&M Michigan State
12 Georgia 12 12 Mississippi State Georgia USC Notre Dame
13 Notre Dame 12.25 13 Georgia Stanford Michigan State LSU
14 LSU 13.25 14 Stanford Mississippi State Louisville USC
15 Mississippi State 14.25 15 LSU LSU UCLA Ole Miss
16 USC 15.5 16 USC Wisconsin Georgia Wisconsin
17 Wisconsin 17 17 Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Ohio State
18 Ohio State 18 18 BYU Ohio State TCU Kansas State
19 East Carolina 21.5 19 Nebraska BYU Wisconsin Florida
20 BYU 21.75 20 Ohio State USC Notre Dame Clemson
21 Nebraska 22 21 Oklahoma State East Carolina West Virginia Oklahoma State
22 Oklahoma State 22.5 22 East Carolina Kansas State Clemson South Carolina
23 Kansas State 22.75 23 Kansas State Oklahoma State Virginia Tech BYU
24 TCU 23.75 24 Missouri Arizona State Arkansas Mississippi State
25 Clemson 24.5 25 TCU TCU Oklahoma State Texas

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 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