CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Recaps & Reaction After Week 5

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Recaps & Reaction After Week 5

Week 5

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Recaps & Reaction After Week 5

CFN Rankings No. 1 to 130: Recaps & Reaction After Week 5


The CFN ranking of all 130 teams – along with recaps and reaction – after Week 5



Week 5 Scoreboard & Predictions: How Did The Picks Do?

As always, the theory behind the rankings is simple. Until there’s another variable involved, you HAVE to go by wins and losses on the field. If Team A beats Team B, then Team A has to be ahead of Team B until something throw it off.

And that’s why this week is so wacky.

With Troy beating LSU, and Florida Atlantic beating Middle Tennessee, because Middle Tennessee beat Syracuse – along with a whole lot of other A-B-C-D parts of the ranking – for now, you must rank the following teams in this order: Troy, LSU, Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, Syracuse, Central Michigan, Kansas.

Also, because of the South Carolina win over NC State, and Texas A&M beating South Carolina, there’s another order that has to go UCLA, Texas A&M, South Carolina, NC State, Florida State.

You get the idea.

So with that in mind, trying to get these as close to the pin as possible based on what actually happened on the field, and then with the Best Team theory when there isn’t a specific A-B-C order …

Week 5 CFN Rankings 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

Week 5 CFN Bowl Projections
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

130 Charlotte (0-5)

LAST WEEK 130. at FIU 30, Charlotte 29. The 49ers ran really, really well, finishing with 349 yards and three scores. QB Hasaan Klugh ran for 107 yards and three scores and threw for another, and Benny LeMay ran for 178 yards.

129 Kent State (1-4)

LAST WEEK 129. Buffalo 27, at Kent State 13. George Bollas hit 17-of-26 passes for 242 yards, and the O outgunned UB 444 yards to 377, but ten penalties were a killer.

128 Georgia State (1-2)

LAST WEEK: 128. Didn’t Play This Week. At Coastal Carolina up next.

127 Bowling Green (0-5)

LAST WEEK 127. Akron 34, at Bowling Green 23. Three Falcons combined to completed 24-of-38 passes, but they only went for 195 yards. James Morgan threw two touchdown passes.

126 Massachusetts (0-6)

LAST WEEK 126. Ohio 58, at UMass 50. ANOTHER close loss for the Minutemen? Andrew Ford threw for 390 yards and five scores. TE Adam Breneman caught 12 passes for 131 yards and two TDs.

125 Coastal Carolina (1-3)

LAST WEEK 125. at ULM 51, Coastal Carolina 43. The passing game rolled, with Tyler Keane throwing for 329 yards and four scores. But they were -3 in turnover margin and couldn’t stop the ULM running game.

124 Georgia Southern (0-3)

LAST WEEK 124. Didn’t Play This Week, Arkansas State up next.

123 UTEP (0-5)

LAST WEEK 123. at Army 35, UTEP 21. The offense got 156 yards and one TD out of Quadraiz Wadley, but the run D couldn’t slow down the Army ground game, giving up 353 yards and four TDs.

122 UAB (2-2)

LAST WEEK 122. Didn’t Play This Week. Louisiana Tech up next.

121 Texas State (1-4)

LAST WEEK 121. at Wyoming 45, Texas State 10. The Bobcats held Wyoming to just 84 rushing yards, but the quarterbacks – Damian Williams and Willie Jones – combined to complete just 11-of-23 passes.

120 Nevada (0-5)

LAST WEEK 120. at Fresno State 41, Nevada 21. Wyatt Demps caught ten passes for 96 yards and a score, and Ty Gangi threw for 253 yards and two TDs, but he gave up three picks.

119 Rice (1-4)

LAST WEEK 119. at Pitt 42, Rice 10. The Owls were held to just 55 rushing yards on 23 carries. There was a pass rush from the D – coming up with three sacks – but the secondary got picked apart for 410 yards.

118 South Alabama (1-4)

LAST WEEK: 118. at Louisiana Tech 34, South Alabama 16. Cole Garvin threw for 235 yards and a score with two picks. Gavin Patterson hit all three of his field goal tries, including a 46-yarder.

117 FIU (3-1)

LAST WEEK: 117. at FIU 30, Charlotte 29. The Golden Panthers were run over for 349 yards, but Alex McGough can through with a late rally, two touchdown runs, and a scoring pass.

116 Idaho (2-2)

LAST WEEK 116. Didn’t Play This Week. Louisiana up next.

115 San Jose State (1-5)

LAST WEEK 115. at UNLV 41, San Jose State 13. The Spartans were blown out, but Josh Love threw for 315 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. SJSU was -3 in turnover margin.

114 Louisiana (1-3)

LAST WEEK 114. Didn’t Play This Week. at Idaho up next.

113 Akron (2-3)

LAST WEEK 113. Akron 34, at Bowling Green 23. Thomas Woodson threw for 168 yards and two scores and ran for a touchdown. The Zips turned it over three times, but made up for it with four takeaways.

112 Connecticut (1-3)

LAST WEEK 112. at SMU 49, Connecticut 28. The Huskies keep on bombing, Bryant Shirreffs had his second straight big game, throwing for 408 yards and two scores. but there’s no running game and the D got ripped up late.

111 UNLV (2-2)

LAST WEEK 111. at UNLV 41, San Jose State 13. Lexington Thomas ran for 146 yards and two scores, and Armani Rogers threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 71 yards and two scores.

110 East Carolina (1-4)

LAST WEEK 110. USF 61, East Carolina 31. Thomas Sirk threw for 302 yards and two scores, and led the team with 87 yards and two touchdowns, but he only completed 20-of-43 passes with two picks.

109 ULM (2-2)

LAST WEEK 107. at ULM 51, Coastal Carolina 43. QB Caleb Evans didn’t blow up like he did last week, but the ULM ground game was great. Ben Luckett ran for 127 yards and two scores on seven carries, and Derrick Gore ran for two TDs.

108 Old Dominion (2-2)

LAST WEEK 95. Didn’t Play This Week. Florida Atlantic Up Next

107 Ball State (2-3)

LAST WEEK 106. at Western Michigan 55, Ball State 3. The Cardinals finished with just 238 total yards, being held to 63 rushing yards. The BSU O line was dominated throughout.

106 Southern Miss (2-2)

LAST WEEK 77. North Texas 43, at Southern Miss 28. The defense couldn’t get off the field. Ito Smith ran for 102 yards and two scores, but Kwadra Griggs completed just 19-of-42 passes.

105 BYU (1-4)

LAST WEEK 76. at Utah State 40, BYU 24. A total disaster, BYU turned it over seven times. The run D held Utah State to 112 yards.

104 North Texas (3-2)

LAST WEEK 101. North Texas 43, at Southern Miss 28. Mason Fine threw for 366 yards and two scores, and Jeffery Wilson ran for 148 yards and three scores on 30 carries. This might have been the program’s best win in a few years.

103 Utah State (3-2)

LAST WEEK: 89. at Utah State 40, BYU 24. Aggies forced seven turnovers. Kent Myers completed 16-of-27 passes for 176 yards and two scores with a pick, and ran 13 times for 33 yards and a TD.

102 Hawaii (2-3)

LAST WEEK 94. Colorado State 51, at Hawaii 21. Dru Brown threw for 362 yards, but the defense got destroyed by a Ram offense that put up 610 yards. The secondary couldn’t come up with a meaningful stop.

101 Wyoming (3-2)

LAST WEEK 79. at Wyoming 45, Texas State 10. Josh Allen only hit 14-of-24 passes, but they went for 219 yards and three scores. The Cowboys only gained 333 yards.

100 Rutgers (1-4)

LAST WEEK 91. Ohio State 56, at Rutgers 0. The Scarlet Knights couldn’t move the ball. Ten penalties and two turnovers didn’t help. Four different players combined to complete just 11-of-27 passes for 92 yards and two picks.

99 Missouri (1-3)

LAST WEEK 75. Didn’t Play This Week. at Kentucky up next.

98 Tulsa (1-4)

LAST WEEK 104. Navy 31, at Tulsa 21. The Golden Hurricane couldn’t slow down the Navy rushing machine. However, Chad President completed 12-of-18 passes for 115 yards and a score, and ran for 151 yards and a touchdown.

97 Air Force (1-3)

LAST WEEK 64. at New Mexico 56, Air Force,38. New Mexico’s running game worked, Air Force’s didn’t. Arion Worthman threw for 158 yards and three scores, and led the team with 90 rushing yards and a touchdown, but the Falcons averaged just 3.8 yards per carry.

96 New Mexico (3-2)

LAST WEEK 103. at New Mexico 56, Air Force 38. The Lobos averaged close to nine yards per carry, with Richard McQuarley running for 179 yards and five scores. Lamar Jordan was back at QB – he threw for 146 yards and two scores, and ran for 68.

95 New Mexico State (2-3)

LAST WEEK 102. at Arkansas 42, New Mexico State 24. Tyler Rogers threw for 344 yards and two scores with a rushing touchdown. The Aggies ran 14 times for 11 yards – Larry Rose III was the only other NMSU player with a carry.

94 Kansas (1-3)

LAST WEEK 94. Didn’t Play This Week. Texas Tech Up Next.

93 Baylor (0-5)

LAST WEEK 105. at Kansas State 33, Baylor 20. Zach Smith threw for 291 yards and a score with a pick, and John Lovett ran for 95 yards and a touchdown. The Bears committed ten penalties and turned it over twice. However, they outgunned K-State 375 to 344.

92 UTSA (3-0)

LAST WEEK 100. Didn’t Play This Week. Southern Miss up next.

91 Temple (2-3)

LAST WEEK 99. Houston 20, at Temple 13. Temple was flagged ten times – Houston was hit for 12 – and turned the ball over three times. Logan Marchi threw the three picks.

90 Central Michigan (2-3)

LAST WEEK 98. at Boston College 28, Central Michigan 8. Shane Morris struggled, completing 21-of-42 passes for 171 yards and three picks. BC ran for 224 yards and three scores.

89 Miami Univ. (2-3)

LAST WEEK 97. at Notre Dame 52, Miami University 17. The RedHawks were down right away, and couldn’t bomb away to get back. Gus Ragland for 262 yards and two scores with a pick. MU was outgunned 503 yards to 377.

88 Cincinnati (2-3)

LAST WEEK 84. The defense didn’t hold up on key plays. Hayden Moore threw for 211 yards and a score, but he only averaged 4.7 yards per throw. The Bearcats had the ball for just 20:49.

87 Syracuse (2-3)

LAST WEEK 81. at NC State 33, Syracuse 25. Eric Dungey threw for 385 yards and ran for two touchdowns, but Ervin Phillips was the star with 17 catches for 180 yards.

86 Middle Tennessee (2-3)

LAST WEEK 80. at Florida Atlantic 38, Middle Tennessee 20. John Urzua threw for 359 yards and two scores with three picks. The defense failed to come up with a takeaway and was run over by the FAU O .

85 Florida Atlantic (2-3)

LAST WEEK 109. at Florida Atlantic 38, Middle Tennessee 20. Devin Singletary ran for 133 yards and four scores, and Jason Driskel hit 22-of-29 passes for 187 yards and a score.

84 Buffalo (3-2)

LAST WEEK 108. Buffalo 27, at Kent State 13. In place of injured Tyree Jackson, Drew Anderson completed 11-of-18 passes for 142 yards and a score with a pick. Emmanuel Reed ran 33 times for 144 yards and three TDs.

83 Army (3-2)

LAST WEEK 85. at Army 35, UTEP 21. Army ran for 353 yards and four scores, averaging 7.1 yards per carry. The defense, though, had far too many problems with a punchless UTEP attack.

82 Tulane (2-2)

LAST WEEK 83. Didn’t Play This Week. Tulsa up next.

81 Oregon State (1-4)

LAST WEEK 82. Washington 42, at Oregon State 7. Washington is amazing, but at home, Oregon State needs to gain more than 184 yards. The offense went nowhere, converting just 2-of-13 third down chances.

80 Arkansas State (1-2)

LAST WEEK 78. Didn’t Play This Week, at Georgia Southern up next.

79 Western Kentucky (2-2)

LAST WEEK 86. Didn’t Play This Week. at UTEP up next

78 Marshall (3-1)

LAST WEEK 88. Marshall 38, at Cincinnati 21. The Herd defense was strong, and Chase Litton was great, throwing for 233 yards and four scores. Ryan Yuracheck caught six passes for 77 yards and three TDs.

77 LSU (3-2)

LAST WEEK 25. Troy 24, at LSU 21. Derrius Guice didn’t play, and Danny Etling and Myles Brennan combined for 266 passing yards and three scores with two picks. Troy ran over LSU for 206 yards.

76 Troy (4-1)

LAST WEEK 92. Troy 24, at LSU 21. Jordan Chunn took off for a 74-yard run, but he did more than that, finishing with 191 yards and a score on 30 carries. The D held LSU to 0-for-8 on third down tries.

75 Fresno State (3-1)

LAST WEEK 96. at Fresno State 41, Nevada 21. Marcus McMaryion got the call, and he came through with 296 yards and two touchdowns. KeeSean Johnson caught seven passes for 104 yards and three scores.

74 Eastern Michigan (2-2)

LAST WEEK 90. at Kentucky 24, Eastern Michigan 20. The Eagles stuffed the Wildcats, allowing just 53 rushing yards. However, EMU gained just 13 yards on the ground – Brogan Roback took a beating.

73 Ohio (4-1)

LAST WEEK 87. Ohio 58, at UMass 50. Ohio ran for 292 yards and five TDs – A.J. Ouellette and Nathan Rourke each ran for over 100 yards, but the D gave up 403 yards and five TDs.

72 Pitt (2-3)

LAST WEEK 74. at Pitt 42, Rice 10. Absolutely fantastic, Max Browne was flawless, completing 28-of-32 passes for 410 yards and four scores. The Panthers were up 28-0 at half.

71 Illinois (2-2)

LAST WEEK 73. Nebraska 28, at Illinois 6. Illinois gained just 199 yards of total offense. Chayce Crouch completed 9-of-15 throws for 99 yards and a pick, and ran for 37 yards.

70 Boise State (2-2)

LAST WEEK 62. Didn’t Play This Week. at BYU up next.

69 Virginia (3-1)

LAST WEEK 58. Didn’t Play This Week. Duke up next.

68 North Carolina (1-3)

LAST WEEK 57. at Georgia Tech 33, North Carolina 7. The depleted Tar Heels couldn’t get the defense off the field. The O was 2-of-12 on third downs as Georgia Tech had the ball for 38:35. Chazz Surratt completed 18-of-30 passes for 141 yards with a pick.

67 Nebraska (3-2)

LAST WEEK 72. Nebraska 28, at Illinois 6. Tanner Lee didn’t throw a pick. He completed 17-of-24 passes for 246 yards and three scores. Devine Ozigbo ran for 106 yards and a score.

66 Northern Illinois (2-2)

LAST WEEK 71. at San Diego State 34, Northern Illinois 28. The Huskies held SDSU to 263 yards, but four turnovers and a special teams breakdown early on were costly. Jordan Huff ran for 148 yards, and Daniel Santacaterina threw for 269 yards and three scores.

65 Western Michigan (3-2)

LAST WEEK 70. at Western Michigan 55, Ball State 3. Total dominance, WMU got a fumble return for a score on the opening kickoff, along with 240 yards and three touchdown passes from Jon Wassink.

64 Boston College (2-3)

LAST WEEK 69. at Boston College 28, Central Michigan 8. BC ran for 224 yards and three scores, with AJ Dillon running for 120 yards and a score, and Jon Hillman running for 89 yards and two touchdowns.

63 SMU (4-1)

LAST WEEK 68. at SMU 49, Connecticut 28. The pass defense got rolled for 408 yards, but Ben Hicks threw for 280 yards and four scores. Trey Quinn caught 15 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

62 Navy (4-0)

LAST WEEK 67. Navy 31, at Tulsa 21. Zach Abey only threw four passes – hitting three of them – but he ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Navy finished with 421 rushing yards and four scores.

61 Iowa State (2-2)

LAST WEEK 66. Texas 17, at Iowa State 7. Jacob Park completed 24-of-48 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown with three picks. The Cyclones ran 15 times for ten yards.

60 Colorado State (3-2)

LAST WEEK 59. Colorado State 51, at Hawaii 21. The defense didn’t do much, but the offense was amazing, cranking up 610 yards with Nick Stevens hitting 18-of-22 passes for 251 yards.

59 Toledo (3-1)

LAST WEEK 63. Didn’t Play This Week. Eastern Michigan up next.

58 Appalachian State (2-2)

LAST WEEK 61. Didn’t Play This Week. New Mexico State up next

57 Arizona (2-2)

LAST WEEK 60. Didn’t Play This Week. at Colorado up next.

56 Northwestern (2-2)

LAST WEEK 59. at Wisconsin 33, Northwestern 24. Clayton Thorson completed 29-of-45 passes for 219 yards and three scores, but he was sacked eight times and gave up a pick six and a horrible game-sealing safety. | What It All Means

55 Ole Miss (2-3)

LAST WEEK 56. at Alabama 66, Ole Miss 3. Alabama is really, really good – blow this off. Ole Miss failed to convert on a third down and was blown out right away. The one positive? Jordan Wilkins ran for 101 yards.

54 Houston (3-1)

LAST WEEK 50. Houston 20, at Temple 13. Kyle Postma did a little of everything, filling in for the benched Kyle Allen, completing 25-of-36 passes for 226 yards and a score with a pick, and he led the team with 81 rushing yards.

53 Purdue (2-2)

LAST WEEK: 49. Didn’t Play This Week. Minnesota up next.

52 Indiana (3-2)

LAST WEEK 48. at Penn State 45, Indiana 14. The Hoosiers were down 28 in the first quarter and just never got back in it. The QBs combined to complete 15-of-32 passes for 175 yards and a score with a pick.

51 Wake Forest (4-1)

LAST WEEK 47. Florida State 26, at Wake Forest 19. The D came up with five sacks and 17 tackles for loss, and John Wolford threw for 271 yards and ran for a team-high 63 yards and a score.

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50 Minnesota (3-1)

LAST WEEK 46. Maryland 31, at Minnesota 24. The Gophers were outgunned 262 yards to 80 on the ground. Shannon Brooks was held to 39 yards, and Rodney Smith ran for 35. Each scored a touchdown.

49 California (3-2)

LAST WEEK: 44. at Oregon 45, California 24. The Bears couldn’t run. Ross Bowers threw for 255 yards and three scores, but was stuffed for eight yards on 29 carries.

48 Georgia Tech (3-1)

LAST WEEK 45. at Georgia Tech 33, North Carolina 7. The Yellow Jackets were humming throughout, running for 403 yards and three touchdowns averaging over six yards per carry. TaQuon Marshall led the team with 137 rushing yards and a score.

47 Utah (4-0)

LAST WEEK 43. Didn’t Play This Week. Stanford Up Next

46 Tennessee (3-2)

LAST WEEK 42. Georgia 41, at Tennessee 0. Yuck. Quinten Dormady completed just 5-of-16 passes for 64 yards and two interceptions. The Vols turned it over four times. | Final Thoughts & What It All Means

45 Louisiana Tech (3-2)

LAST WEEK 41. at Louisiana Tech 34, South Alabama 16. J’Mar Smith threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns, spreading the ball around to nine different receivers. Boston Scott ran for 76 yards and a score.

44 Iowa (3-2)

LAST WEEK 19. at Michigan State 17. Iowa 10. The offensive line got dominated. Iowa ran for 19 yards on 25 carries, with Akrum Wadley going nowhere. The passing game couldn’t make up for it – Nathan Stanley threw for just 197 yards.

43 Michigan State (3-1)

LAST WEEK 40. at Michigan State 17. Iowa 10. The running game only finished with 88 yards and averaged 2.2 yards per carry, but Brian Lewerke came through, throwing for 212 yards and running for a team-high 42 yards.

42 Arkansas (2-2)

LAST WEEK 55. at Arkansas 42, New Mexico State 24. Austin Allen threw a pick, but he hit 19-of-26 passes for 264 yards and three scores. Devwah Whaley ran for 119 yards and a score, and Chase Hayden ran for two touchdowns.

41 Duke (4-1)

LAST WEEK 28. Miami 31, at Duke 6. Daniel Jones completed 21-of-41 passes for 166 yards with a. pick, and ran for 31 yards, but was sacked five times.

Week 5 CFN Rankings 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

Week 5 CFN Bowl Projections
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

40 Colorado (3-2)

LAST WEEK 35. at UCLA 27, Colorado 23. The Buffs ran okay, but they couldn’t get control of the game. Steven Montez threw for 243 yards and a score, and led the team with 108 yards on the ground.

39 Florida State (1-2)

LAST WEEK 30. Florida State 26, at Wake Forest 19. In a gut-check game, Jacques Patrick ran for 120 yards and a score. James Blackman completed 11-of-21 passes for 121 yards and a score, but he was sacked five times. – the O line is a disaster.

38 NC State (4-1)

LAST WEEK 29. at NC State 33, Syracuse 25. The Wolfpack struggled to put the game away, but the D came up with three sacks – two from Bradley Chubb – and nine tackles for loss. The secondary got bombed on for 385 yards.

37 South Carolina (3-2)

LAST WEEK 28. at Texas A&M 24, South Carolina 17, Jake Bentley threw for 256 yards and two scores, but the running game was destroyed by the A&M D line. The Gamecocks finished with 23 rushing yards on 26 carries.

36 Texas A&M (4-1)

LAST WEEK 54. at Texas A&M 24, South Carolina 17, Kellen Mond keeps on progressing. He led the team with 85 rushing yards and completed 19-of-27 passes for 159 yards. The D was the star with seven sacks.

35 UCLA (3-2)

LAST WEEK 53. at UCLA 27, Colorado 23. Josh Rosen threw for 372 yards and a score, and while the Bruins only ran for 95 yards and averaged 2.7 yards per carry, they were surprisingly physical.

34 Memphis (3-1)

LAST WEEK 52. at UCF 40, Memphis 13. The Tigers were a disaster, turning it over four times and only having ht ball for just over 22 minutes. UCF outgunned the Tigers 603 yards to 396.

33 USF (5-0)

LAST WEEK 51. USF 61, East Carolina 31. Quinton Flowers bounced back from a strange game against Temple. 10-of-18 for 160 yards and two scores, and he ran for 93 yards and a score. USF ran for 390 yards and five scores, averaging 7.8 yards per carry.

32 Oregon (4-1)

LAST WEEK 39. at Oregon 45, California 24. Just Herbert got hurt after hitting 7-of-8 passes for 86 yards and a score with a rushing touchdown. Taylor Alie stepped in and threw for 41 yards, and Kani Benoit ran for 138 yards and two scores.

31 Arizona State (2-3)

LAST WEEK 37. at Stanford 34, Arizona State 24. ASU got run on for 301 yards by Bryce Love, but the team stayed in the game. Demario Richard ran for two touchdowns.

30 Texas Tech (3-1)

LAST WEEK 34. Oklahoma State 41, at Texas Tech 34. The running game wasn’t there. Texas Tech was outgunned 221 yards to 54 on the ground. Nic Shimonek threw for 330 yards and a touchdown.

29 Texas (2-2)

LAST WEEK 33. Texas 17, at Iowa State 7. Shane Buechele completed 19-of-26 passes for 171 yards and a score with a pick, and ran for 42 yards. The D picked off ISU QB Jacob Park three times.

28 Maryland (3-1)

LAST WEEK 32. Maryland 31, at Minnesota 24. Third-string QB Max Bortenschlager completed 18-of-28 passes for 154 yards and two scores. Ty Johnson ran for 130 yards and a TD, and Lorenzo Harrison tore off 75 yards.

27 Kentucky (4-1)

LAST WEEK 27. at Kentucky 24, Eastern Michigan 20. The Wildcats were held to just 53 rushing yards on 37 carries. Stephen Johnson completed 18-of-27 throws for 175 yards and two scores.

26 Kansas State (3-1)

LAST WEEK 25. at Kansas State 33, Baylor 20. Not pretty. Kansas State was outgunned 375 yards to 344, but was saved by Jesse Ertz, who ran for 95 yards and a score and threw a touchdown pass. However, he only hit 7-of-17 passes.


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25 Vanderbilt (3-2)

LAST WEEK 23. at Florida 38, Vanderbilt 24. Kyle Shurmur missed 22 of his 40 throws, but he threw for 264 yards and three TDs. The Vandy ground game was held to 46 yards. | Final Thoughts & What It All Means

24 Mississippi State (3-2)

LAST WEEK 18. Up Next: BYU (10/14). at Auburn 49, Mississippi State 10.  Awful, the defense got run over, thrown by, and couldn’t come up with a stop. Nick Fitzgerald hit just 13-of-33 passes for 157 yards and a score with two picks, and led the team with just 56 rushing yards.

23 UCF (3-0)

LAST WEEK 31. at UCF 40, Memphis 13. McKenzie Milton was terrific, throwing for 253 yards and three scores, but it was the running game that dominated, tearing off 350 yards and two scores, averaging 7.1 yards per carry. CUF had the ball for over 37 minutes. The problem? 12 penalties.

22 Louisville (4-1)

LAST WEEK 24. Up Next: at NC State. at Louisville 55, Murray State 10. It was a paycheck game, and Louisville had some fun. Lamar Jackson completed 18-of-26 passes for 249 yards and ran seven times for 100 yards and a score.

21 Florida (3-1)

LAST WEEK 22. Up Next: LSU. at Florida 38, Vanderbilt 24. Luke Del Rio might have been lost for the year, but Feleipe Franks was able to shine, completing 10-of-14 passes for 185. yards. The Gators ran for 218 yards and five TDs. | Final Thoughts & What It All Means

20 Stanford (3-2)

LAST WEEK 21. Up Next: at Utah. at Stanford 34, Arizona State 24. Bryce Love went OFF, running for 301 yards and three scores on 25 carries. K.J. Costello started for the Cardinal, completing 15-of-24 passes for 173 yards and a score.

19 San Diego State (5-0)

LAST WEEK 20. Up Next: at UNLV. at San Diego State 34, Northern Illinois 28. With Rashaad Penny running for just 107 yards, the defense and special teams came through. Tariq Thompson picked off two passes. SDSU was +4 in turnover margin, but only gained 263 total yards.

18 USC (4-1)

LAST WEEK 12, Up Next: Oregon State. at Washington State 30, USC 27. Let’s just say it – Sam Darnold was awful. He had one great late drive to tie i.e. up, but he completed just 15-of-29 passes for 164 yards with two touchdown runs, a pick, and the fumble at the end.

17 Washington State (5-0)

LAST WEEK 36. Up Next: at Oregon. at Washington State 30, USC 27. Luke Falk hit 34-of-51 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns with a pick, but the biggest key? Wazzu ran 81 plays. The Cougars wore down USC. | Final Thoughts on Wazzu Win

16 Oklahoma State (4-1)

LAST WEEK: 17. Up Next: Baylor (10/14). Oklahoma State 41, at Texas Tech 34. It wasn’t perfect – the kicking game is an issue – but Mason Rudolph ran for the game-winning touchdown and ran for another score, and hit 27-of-38 passes for 376 yards and three scores with one interception.

15 West Virginia (3-1)

LAST WEEK 16. Up Next: at TCU. Didn’t Play This Week

14 Virginia Tech (4-1)

LAST WEEK 15. Up Next: at Boston College. Clemson 31, at Virginia Tech 17. Clemson played like the defending national champion. Josh Jackson threw for 251 yards and a score with two picks, and didn’t run well with just 13 yards.

13 Auburn (4-1)

LAST WEEK 14. Up Next: Ole Miss. at Auburn 49, Mississippi State 10. The Tigers have hit their stride. Kerryon Johnson has become unstoppable, running 23 times for 116 yards and three scores. Jarrett Stidham hit 13-of-16 passes for 264 yards and two scores.

12 Miami (3-0)

LAST WEEK 13. Up Next: at Florida State. Miami 31, at Duke 6. Cane D came up with 5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Ground game ran for just 139 yards and two scores, averaging four yards per carry.

11 Notre Dame (4-1)

LAST WEEK 11. Up Next: at North Carolina. at Notre Dame 52, Miami University 17. The Irish ran for 333 yards and four scores, with Brandon Wimbush running for a TD and throwing for three more. The Irish started hot again with 28 first quarter points.

10 TCU (4-0)

LAST WEEK 10. Up Next: West Virginia: Didn’t Play This Week

9 Wisconsin (4-0)

LAST WEEK 9. Up Next: at Nebraska: at Wisconsin 33, Northwestern 24. The Badger D came up with eight sacks, but struggled to put the game away, giving up second half points for the first time all year. Jonathan Taylor was held to 80 yards and two scores. | What It All Means

8 Penn State (5-0)

LAST WEEK 8. Up Next: at Northwestern. at Penn State 45, Indiana 14. Saquon Barkley returned a kickoff for a score and threw a touchdown pass, but he was bottled up for just 56 rushing yards on 20 carries.

7 Ohio State (4-1)

LAST WEEK 7. Up Next: Maryland. Ohio State 56, at Rutgers 0. The Buckeyes got three touchdowns from Mike Weber, three touchdown passes from J.T. Barrett, and rested most of the stars. OSU outgunned Rutgers 628 yards to 209.

6 Michigan (4-0)

LAST WEEK 6. Up Next: Michigan State. Didn’t Play This Week

5 Oklahoma (4-0)

LAST WEEK 5. Up Next: Iowa State. Didn’t Play This Week

4 Washington (5-0)

LAST WEEK 4. Up Next: California. Washington 42, at Oregon State 7. It was a slow start – up just 7-0 at halftime – but Jake Browning finished with 293 yards and three scores with a rushing TD. Oregon State was held to 184 yards.

3 Georgia (5-0)

LAST WEEK 3. Up Next: at Vanderbilt. Georgia 41, at Tennessee 0. Total dominance, Georgia ran for 294 yards and four scores, and stuffed the Vols all game long allowing just 80 yards through the air. Jake Fromm was just okay, but he ran for two TDs | Final Thoughts & What It All Means

2 Clemson (5-0)

LAST WEEK 2. Up Next: Wake Forest. Clemson 31, at Virginia Tech 17. More dominant than the final score, the Tigers allowed three points until the fourth quarter. Kelly Bryant completed 12-of-21 passes for 86 yards and a score, and led the team with 94 rushing yards.

1 Alabama (5-0)

LAST WEEK 1. Up Next: at Texas A&M. at Alabama 66, Ole Miss 3. Everything worked. The Crimson Tide outgained Ole Miss 613 yards to 253, with the defense forcing the Rebels to go 0-13 on third downs. Jalen Hurts completed 12-of-19 passes for 197 yards and two scores, and led the team with 101 yards on the ground with a score.

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