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Week 6’s new top 25 rankings: Dawgs are now in the human top 5s, but which one?

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Washington and Georgia are in each human poll respectively as No. 5. Everything else is pretty static at the top.

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The Week 5 slate of college football games didn’t feature many surprises and saw most of the teams at the top of the rankings hold serve with comfortable victories. The most significant game of the week was Washington State’s 30-27 victory over USC.

In the only other games featuring pairs of ranked teams, Auburn smashed Mississippi State and Clemson cruised through a road game against Virginia Tech in the national spotlight.

The other teams near the top of the rankings all won handily. No. 1 Alabama destroyed Ole Miss in a 66-3 win, and Penn State, Georgia, Ohio State, and Washington all won by at least 30 on Saturday.

LSU snuck in at the bottom of the rankings a week ago at No. 25, but likely won’t make another appearance any time soon after losing 24-21 to Troy.

There won’t be Playoff rankings for another month. Until then, we’re waiting on all of these, then filling them out in here as they arrive:

The Associated Press Top 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Penn State
  5. Georgia
  6. Washington
  7. Michigan
  8. TCU
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Ohio State
  11. Washington State
  12. Auburn
  13. Miami
  14. USC
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Louisville
  18. USF
  19. San Diego State
  20. Utah
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Florida (technically the Gators and Irish are both No. 21. Each team got 349 votes in this week’s poll)
  23. West Virginia
  24. NC State
  25. UCF

The USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Penn State
  5. Washington
  6. Georgia
  7. Michigan
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Ohio State
  10. TCU
  11. Washington State
  12. Miami
  13. Auburn
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. USC
  16. USF
  17. Louisville
  18. Utah
  19. Virginia Tech
  20. Florida
  21. San Diego State
  22. Notre Dame
  23. West Virginia
  24. NC State
  25. UCF

The Massey computer composite

Every poll and rating smashed into one continually updating ranking, basically. Early in the season, it still includes some preseason projections. Usually starts updating Sunday morning.

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Michigan
  5. Penn State
  6. Washington
  7. Miami
  8. Oklahoma
  9. TCU
  10. USC (This is a collection that includes computer rankings, and computers often factor preseason rankings into their early ratings, to help stabilize things. That’s one reason USC ranks ahead of Washington State in this group, for example. That won’t be the case in the polls, once those come out, and might not be the case once Massey adds more ratings throughout Sunday.)
  11. Wisconsin
  12. Ohio State
  13. Notre Dame
  14. Florida
  15. Washington State
  16. UCF
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. San Diego State
  19. Oklahoma State
  20. Louisville
  21. Auburn
  22. USF
  23. Wake Forest
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Stanford

Bill Connelly's S&P+ ratings

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Clemson
  6. Florida State
  7. Washington
  8. Penn State
  9. Michigan
  10. Georgia
  11. Miami-FL
  12. Auburn
  13. Oklahoma State
  14. TCU
  15. USC
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Louisville
  18. Stanford
  19. LSU
  20. Oregon
  21. Washington State
  22. Virginia Tech
  23. Georgia Tech
  24. Kansas State
  25. Florida