The college football rankings 2010 after Week 5 have some notable changes. Once more, the college football rankings 2010 have the same teams leading the top 25, but the order has shifted a bit. Although Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State and Oregon all won, some did it more impressively than others. In particular, the Ducks made a huge statement by blowing out Stanford, and erasing a 21-3 deficit in the process. As such, the college football rankings 2010 for Week 5 have Oregon taking the next step forward in the national title race.
Alabama and Ohio State remain at 1-2 in the AP poll, although the Buckeyes’ place was a bit in doubt. Since Ohio State struggled to beat Illinois, and since Oregon had a big showcase, some thought the Ducks should have been the new No. 2. But they will settle for being No. 3 in the AP poll instead.
As such, the college football rankings 2010 after Week 5 have put Boise State and TCU at more of a disadvantage. Despite Boise State getting a 59-0 victory this week, and despite their Virginia Tech win looking good again, the Broncos are down to No. 4. TCU is No. 5, although after two straight questionable wins, their status is down a bit as well.
Below the top 5, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Auburn, Arizona and Utah now make up the rest of the top 10. Florida is down to 14’th, which is the lowest they’ve been in the college football rankings for a while. But their blowout loss to Alabama made that necessary.
At the least, the Gators are still in the AP poll, unlike Texas, USC and Penn State. The traditional powers are now all out of the polls, after bad losses yesterday. Meanwhile, Stanford went down to No. 16, while Wisconsin is now at No. 20 after losing to Michigan State, which is up to No. 17.
With the college football rankings 2010 following Week 5, the national title picture is both the same, and different. Alabama has more of a stranglehold, although Ohio State’s status is shakier, and Oregon is now officially a top contender. But one slipup could give Boise State and TCU new life, although Oklahoma and Nebraska may be the next to step in line. Meanwhile, sleepers like Auburn, Arizona, Utah and LSU are waiting in the wings.
After another week of top 25 showdowns, the college football rankings have not plunged into chaos yet. The next chance for that to happen comes on Saturday, with Alabama going to South Carolina, Michigan hosting Michigan State, and Florida taking on LSU.
Associated Press- “Oregon jumps Boise St, Texas drops out of AP poll”
Yahoo Sports- “Rankings: Week 6”