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College football Power Rankings for Week 5 – ESPN


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  • Chris LowESPN Senior Staff Writer

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    • College soccer reporter
    • Joined ESPN.com in 2007
    • Graduate of the College of Tennessee

If not for a failed 2-level conversion try, who’s aware of the put we might be 5 weeks into the school soccer season?

However Brent Venables’ Clemson protection made the play it wanted to originate, and the defending nationwide champion Tigers survived a 21-20 apprehension at North Carolina. The beauty of college soccer is the unpredictability from week to week, and simply throughout the event you watched nobody throughout the ACC in truth has an opportunity in the direction of Clemson, one factor esteem Saturday’s attain miss occurs.

So proper right here we’re, and in reality that ranking the tip six or seven teams throughout the nation at this level is a crapshoot. Instances might presumably perhaps be made for all six or seven to be No. 1.

However throughout the interim, we’re going to creep alongside with Alabama and Tua Tagovailoa. Air Tua already has thrown 23 landing passes with out a interceptions, and he tossed a school-file six TDs on Saturday throughout the blowout victory over Ole Pass over.

5 of the tip 9 teams this week are from the SEC, and if not for Ohio Advise going throughout the No. 2 state of affairs, the tip two would possess an “Iron Bowl” really feel to it.

And what regarding the Pac-12? There do not seem to be any unbeaten teams remaining — and it is not even October.

Listed under are the up so far ESPN Power Rankings after Week 5:

1. Alabama (5-0, 2-Zero SEC)

Maybe DeVonta Smith deserves his have ranking after his file-breaking effectivity on Saturday in Alabama’s 59-31 demolition of Ole Pass over. The Alabama junior receiver caught 11 passes for 274 yards and had 4 of his 5 landing catches throughout the first half. The man throwing him the ball, Tua Tagovailoa, had a reasonably upright day too, with six landing passes. Should you’ll seize to derive picky, Alabama in truth trailed on this recreation gradual throughout the first quarter, and defensively, the Crimson Tide gave up 279 dashing yards. That won’t be any longer in truth the Alabama protection of aged, particularly with the accidents, nonetheless the Tide can discover with anybody and possess now defeated 87 consecutive unranked opponents beneath Lower Saban, the longest stoop in FBS historical past.

Up subsequent:Supply date


2. Ohio Advise (5-0, 2-Zero Tall Ten)

It has nearly regarded too simple for Ohio Advise, which received its fifth consecutive recreation by 24 or further sides this season, principally probably the most up-to-the-minute a 48-7 pummeling of Nebraska on Saturday sooner than what had been {an electrical} Memorial Stadium crowd to beginning the competition. However that modified in a bustle, as a result of the Buckeyes rolled to a 38-Zero halftime lead throughout the type of dominant effectivity that must help leer to the school soccer world. There won’t be any longer useful Ohio Advise hasn’t achieved properly so far. The Buckeyes are enormously improved defensively from a yr throughout the previous and had been scary upright on offense. They’ve scored 42 or further sides in each recreation, and quarterback Justin Fields simply will get higher per week. He has accounted for 23 touchdowns.

Up subsequent:vs. Michigan Advise (Saturday, 7: 30 p.m. ET, ABC)


3. Auburn (5-0, 2-Zero SEC)

Should you mix a championship-stage protection encumbered with future execs up entrance and an offense that has rediscovered its groove with Gus Malzahn calling performs and freshman quarterback Bo Nix bettering weekly, you derive the type of beginning that Auburn is off to this season. The Tigers remained unbeaten Saturday with a dominant 56-23 residence romp over Mississippi Advise, they usually boast little question a number of the further spectacular résumés in faculty soccer as we head to October. The demand now: Can the Tigers navigate a agenda that is de facto brutal the rest of the vogue? Their subsequent three video video games are all SEC boulevard contests, together with journeys to nationally ranked Florida and LSU. After which in November, Georgia and Alabama each concentrate on over with the Plains.

Up subsequent:at Florida (Saturday, 3: 30 p.m. ET, CBS)


4. Clemson (5-0, 3-Zero ACC)

Dabo Swinney perhaps acknowledged it supreme: Generally the group that performs the supreme does not derive. And regardless of the reality that Clemson become as quickly as “outplayed and outcoached” by North Carolina, in keeping with Swinney, the Tigers managed to tug 21-20 on the boulevard and derive their 20th straight recreation. Clemson has an beginning date this coming Saturday sooner than returning residence on Oct. 12 to face Florida Advise. The Tigers possess further than a few points to clean up, in relate doing the following job of conserving quarterback Trevor Lawrence. They’d higher derive accustomed to getting each particular person’s supreme shot the rest of the vogue. And given how mature the ACC is, it is onerous to look for Clemson shedding to a convention foe this season and restful going throughout the College Football Playoff.

Up subsequent:Supply date


5. Georgia (4-0, 1-Zero SEC)

The Dawgs are coming off of a properly-timed beginning date, following a not simple, bodily derive over Notre Dame. The stop of the Power Rankings are encumbered with SEC teams, and Kirby Orderly’s membership has been as spectacular as any individual with its physicality on each strains of scrimmage no topic some accidents throughout the offensive line. And throughout the event you possibly can possess an expert quarterback having enjoyable with with the poise and effectivity that Jake Fromm has since he arrived on campus, that’s the complete further heartening for the Dawgs, as they very most likely are a 7-Zero beginning heading into the Florida recreation on Nov. 2.

Up subsequent:at Tennessee (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)


6. Oklahoma (4-0, 1-Zero Tall 12)

This switch quarterback educate has labored out simply elegant for Oklahoma. The Sooners purchased one different sizable recreation from Jalen Hurts and blew earlier Texas Tech in a 55-16 romp that has been the norm for the Sooners this season. They’ve racked up not decrease than 600 yards of full offense in all 4 of their contests, and Hurts had his first 400-yard passing recreation of the season. Some more difficult checks defend up for, nonetheless nobody has even attain shut to slowing down the Sooners so far.

Up subsequent:at Kansas (Saturday, noon ET, ABC)


7. LSU (4-0, 1-Zero SEC)

Now we all know the key to slowing down Joe Burrow and an LSU offense that has put up not decrease than 45 sides in each of its first 4 tilts: an beginning date. The Tigers scored 231 sides of their first 4 wins sooner than getting this week off. Burrow already has thrown 17 landing passes. For standpoint, throughout the outdated 5 seasons, LSU as a gaggle by no means threw further than 17 landing passes the total season. Ed Orgeron promised that this LSU offense can be assorted, nonetheless did anybody look this coming?

Up subsequent:vs. Utah Advise (Saturday, noon ET, SEC Community)


8. Wisconsin (4-0, 2-Zero Tall Ten)

Now not that any individual is principally into vogue sides at this juncture of the season, nonetheless Wisconsin simply retains discovering assorted methods to derive. Every week after thumping Michigan, the Badgers remained unbeaten due to a pair of defensive touchdowns in a 24-15 residence derive over Northwestern. Useless to say, it additionally helps to own a working help the caliber of Jonathan Taylor, who simply retains cranking out 100-yard video video games. He now has rushed for 100 yards in 26 of his 31 career video video games.

Up subsequent:vs. Kent Advise (Saturday, noon ET, ESPNU)


9. Florida (5-0, 2-Zero SEC)

That’s simply the put Florida anticipated to be whereas exiting September, and there may be purpose to be optimistic, particularly throughout the vogue the Gators possess performed on protection. They blanked outmanned Towson 38-Zero on Saturday, the second straight recreation through which Florida has not allowed a landing. Nonetheless the true season begins now with a frightening 4-recreation stretch that capabilities a house recreation in the direction of Auburn subsequent weekend, a day trip to LSU the following week and a house matchup with Georgia the primary weekend in November. The supreme misfortune for the Gators is an offensive line that should feeble and help generate further of a working recreation.

Up subsequent:vs. Auburn (Saturday, 3: 30 p.m. ET, CBS)


10. Notre Dame (3-1)

There’s most likely to be a vogue of debate as as as to if or not the Preventing Irish can play their means help into College Football Playoff consideration following their onerous-fought loss at Georgia in Week 4, nonetheless there is no such thing as a debate regarding the vogue Notre Dame’s protection took points into its have fingers on Saturday in a 35-20 overcome Virginia. The Cavaliers led 17-14 on the half nonetheless might presumably muster supreme a fourth-quarter self-discipline aim the rest of the vogue in the direction of a Notre Dame protection that utterly managed the second half.

Up subsequent:vs. Bowling Inexperienced (Saturday, 3: 30 p.m. ET, NBC)


11. Penn Advise (4-0, 1-Zero Tall Ten)

After a chunk of a shaky derive two weeks throughout the previous in the direction of Pittsburgh, there become as quickly as nothing shaky about Penn Advise’s 59-Zero dismantling of Maryland on Friday night on the boulevard throughout the Nittany Lions’ Tall Ten opener. Quarterback Sean Clifford become as quickly as wonderful with 398 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and one different dashing landing. Granted, it is restful early, nonetheless it is perhaps lustrous we fabricate not ignore James Franklin’s membership throughout the Tall Ten urge. And with such an offensive explosion, it is easy to overlook the defensive aspect of the ball. However in 4 video video games now, Penn Advise restful hasn’t given up further than 13 sides.

Up subsequent:vs. Purdue (Saturday, noon ET, ESPN)


12. Texas (3-1, 1-Zero Tall 12)

It’s means too early to derive rid of Texas from the College Football Playoff equation, particularly if LSU goes on to derive the SEC championship. The Longhorns, coming off an beginning date, need to derive care of their enterprise, which they did two weeks earlier in a key residence derive in the direction of Oklahoma Advise. They creep on the boulevard subsequent week in the direction of West Virginia, after which comes the annual showdown with Oklahoma. In what’s appropriate away shaping up as a result of the yr of the quarterback in faculty soccer, fabricate not ignore Sam Ehlinger. He has accounted for 16 touchdowns and thrown solely 1 interception in his first 4 video video games.

Up subsequent:at West Virginia (Saturday, 3: 30 p.m. ET, ABC)


13. Oregon (3-1, 1-Zero Pac-12)

The Geese had been off after a useful-useful boulevard derive at Stanford the weekend sooner than, their first convention boulevard victory exterior the negate since a yr throughout the previous after they beat Cal. Their subsequent two video video games are at residence in the direction of Cal and Colorado, sooner than a key boulevard day trip to Washington on Oct. 19. The bye week might presumably help the Geese derive freshman receiver Mycah Pittman help. He become as quickly as the talk of the preseason except injuring his shoulder, and he become as quickly as in a state of affairs to realize help to insist this earlier week.

Up subsequent:vs. Cal (Saturday, Eight p.m. ET, Fox)


14. Iowa (4-0, 1-Zero Tall Ten)

Iowa remained unbeaten with a 48-Three nonconference battering of Coronary heart Tennessee, and it is not elegant that the Hawkeyes are doing it with protection. They’ve held each of their first 4 opponents to 18 or fewer sides and possess given up simply 4 touchdowns alongside the vogue. The subsequent two weeks will spell out how essential November might be for Iowa throughout the Tall Ten urge. The Hawkeyes play at Michigan subsequent Saturday, adopted by a house date with Penn Advise.

Up subsequent:at Michigan (Saturday, noon ET, Fox)


15. Boise Advise (4-0, 1-Zero Mountain West)

The Broncos had been off after opening the Mountain West Conference portion of their agenda the week sooner than with a 30-19 derive over Air Strain, albeit an expensive one. Sophomore middle linebacker Ezekiel Noa, the group’s main tackler, tore his ACL and broke his wrist, and he’ll miss the rest of the season.

Up subsequent:at UNLV (Saturday, 10: 30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports activities Community)


16. Washington (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12)

Washington received its third consecutive recreation after shedding to Cal in Week 2 with a 28-14 victory over USC at residence, a decision that must help the Huskies properly throughout the Pac-12 urge. It become as quickly as the primary meeting between the teams since 2016 and Washington’s first overcome USC since 2015. Washington purchased an enormous earn with the return of working help Salvon Ahmed, who rushed for a career-extreme 153 yards after lacking the sport the week sooner than with a leg misery. The Huskies’ subsequent two video video games are each on the boulevard, at Stanford and at Arizona, sooner than coming help residence to face Oregon and Utah.

Up subsequent:at Stanford (Saturday, 10: 30 p.m. ET, ESPN)


17. Utah (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12)

Every week after being uncovered by USC and searching esteem a Pac-12 pretender, Utah got here storming help with a formidable 38-13 victory over Washington Advise and searching very useful esteem a Pac-12 contender. The Utes had been having enjoyable with with out two of their starters on offense nonetheless restful had been in a state of affairs to play take-a long way from a Washington Advise offense that got here into the sport main the nation with an lifelike of 499.5 passing yards per recreation. The Utes, who had misplaced 4 straight on this sequence, had been in a state of affairs to take Washington Advise quarterback Anthony Gordon on the sideline for useful of the sport and, further essential, little the Cougars to solely 1 landing.

Up subsequent:Supply date


18. UCF (4-1, 1-Zero AAC)

Maybe it is time for UCF to beginning a model new successful stoop. Every week eradicated from its first uncommon-season loss in 27 video video games, UCF opened convention play with a 56-21 rout of UConn on Saturday at residence. The Knights, with freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel throwing three first-half touchdowns, constructed a 42-Zero halftime lead and by no means broke a sweat. They might be to be on the outside searching in with regards to the College Football Playoff after falling at Pitt, nonetheless a Uncommon Yr’s Six bowl berth is restful very useful in play.

Up subsequent:at Cincinnati (Friday, Eight p.m. ET, ESPN)


19. Michigan (3-1, 1-1 Tall Ten)

Given the blowout loss to Wisconsin the outdated week, any derive become as quickly as a upright derive for Michigan, which took out some extreme frustration in a 52-Zero drubbing of Rutgers at residence. The subsequent month will form the Wolverines’ season, a technique or the a great deal of. For the size of that stretch, they’re able to face Iowa at residence, Penn Advise on the boulevard and Notre Dame at residence.

Up subsequent:vs. Iowa (Saturday, noon ET, Fox)


20. Oklahoma Advise (4-1, 1-1 Tall 12)

The Cowboys had been means undervalued throughout the preseason polls, nonetheless they’ve demonstrated all through the primary month of the promoting marketing campaign that they are going to be avid avid gamers throughout the Tall 12 urge. Mike Gundy’s membership bounced help properly from its loss at Texas with a 26-13 residence victory Saturday over beforehand unbeaten Kansas Advise. And while you occur to haven’t already had an opportunity to understand the working help/receiver combo of Chuba Hubbard and Tylan Wallace play, perform your self a favor and arrange the DVR for Oklahoma Advise’s subsequent recreation. They mixed for 441 yards from scrimmage throughout the derive over the Wildcats.

Up subsequent:at Texas Tech (Saturday, noon ET, Fox Sports activities 1)


21. SMU (5-0, 1-Zero AAC)

It has been a while — further than three many years — since SMU has started a season with this useful momentum. The Mustangs raced out to a 41-Zero lead on Saturday en path to a 48-21 boulevard beatdown of South Florida. That’s the first time SMU has been 5-Zero for the reason that 1983 season, when it become as quickly as a member of the aged Southwest Conference. Three of the 5 wins by SMU this season possess attain a long way from residence.

Up subsequent:vs. Tulsa (Saturday, 7: 30 p.m. ET, ESPNU)


22. Wake Forest (5-0, 1-Zero ACC)

There do not seem to be any so-referred to as signature victories, nonetheless the Demon Deacons are 5-0 for the primary time since 2006 after holding off Boston College for a 27-24 boulevard victory on Saturday. That 2006 season become as quickly as a particular one for Wake Forest, which become as quickly as rewarded with a day trip to the Orange Bowl. The suitable educate the Demon Deacons possess achieved this season is earn methods to derive. Three of their 5 W’s had been by six sides or fewer, and searching down the agenda, there’ll even be useful further victories coming. After an beginning date, the following three video video games are all at residence — in the direction of Louisville, Florida Advise and NC Advise.

Up subsequent:Supply date


23. Colorado (3-1, 1-Zero Pac-12)

Coming off an beginning date after a 34-31 derive on the boulevard in the direction of Arizona Advise — a decision that seems to be like even higher following the Photo voltaic Devils’ victory on Friday night over beforehand unbeaten Cal — the Buffs derive Arizona at residence sooner than diving appropriate right into a elaborate three-recreation stretch in the direction of Oregon and Washington Advise on the boulevard after which USC help residence.

Up subsequent:vs. Arizona (Saturday, 4: 30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Community)


24. Arizona Advise (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12)

In a quick week, Arizona Advise bounced help from a not simple 34-31 loss to Colorado by happening the boulevard and beating Cal 24-17 on Friday, as Eno Benjamin purchased untracked with three touchdowns. The Photo voltaic Devils will face a key residence check out in the direction of Washington Advise on Oct. 12. They already possess two wins over ranked teams, counting the one over Michigan Advise.

Up subsequent:Supply date


25. Cal (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12)

The Golden Bears fell 24-17 at residence to Arizona Advise on Friday in what become as quickly as their first defeat. In addition they misplaced quarterback Hunch Garbers, who left the sport throughout the second quarter after injuring his simply shoulder. The agenda supreme will get more difficult for Cal going ahead, with two of the following three contests approaching the boulevard in the direction of Oregon and Utah. The Bears’ passing recreation in truth struggled to generate useful of 1 factor after Garbers left the sport, which might be particularly troubling if he’s out for an extended timeframe.

Up subsequent:at Oregon (Saturday, Eight p.m. ET, Fox)

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