CFN College Football Rankings 1-130: After Week 5

CFN College Football Rankings 1-130: After Week 5

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CFN College Football Rankings 1-130: After Week 5

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The CFN 2019 college football rankings after Week 5.


This is a full-year process based on what has happened on the field – at least as much as possible – and not on projections or assumptions. It’s not about what you believe, it’s about what you can prove.

If you’re wondering why your team won easily and tumbled down the rankings – looking at you, Missouri fans last week – it’s because one game probably screwed everything up.

One strange result can affect an entire group of teams, so there are always wild changes until the head-to-head aspect starts to subside later in the season. For now, don’t get into a twist if there’s something that appears to be way, way off.

For example, the Air Force win over Colorado a few weeks ago continues to throw the rankings into a tailspin.

At the immediate moment, to be fair to the results, 3-1 Air Force – whose only loss is to unbeaten Boise State – has to be ranked ahead of 3-1 Colorado. The Falcons beat the Buffaloes 30-23.

Colorado has to be ranked ahead of 4-1 Arizona State, who has to be ranked ahead of both 4-1 Michigan State and 4-1 Cal, who has to be ranked ahead of 4-1 Washington.

Don’t even start with how this would’ve looked if Clemson was behind Appalachian State if North Carolina had converted that two-point conversion.

Again, to hammer this point home, if you have a problem with your team’s ranking, 1) be patient, it’ll all change if it keeps winning, and 2) look who it lost to and follow the trail from there.

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CFN Rankings After Week 5
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10

130. Akron Zips (0-5)

Week 5: UMass 37, Akron 29
Last Week Ranking: 128
Week 6 Opponent: Kent State (Oct. 12)

129. Bowling Green Falcons (1-3)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 127
Week 6 Opponent: at Notre Dame

128. UMass Minutemen (1-4)

Week 5: UMass 37, Akron 29
Last Week Ranking: 130
Week 6 Opponent: at FIU

127. FIU Golden Panthers (1-3)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 126
Week 6 Opponent: UMass

126. UNLV Rebels (1-3)

Week 5: Wyoming 53, UNLV 17
Last Week Ranking: 113
Week 6 Opponent: Boise State

125. Kent State Golden Flashes (2-2)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 124
Week 6 Opponent: at Wisconsin

124. UConn Huskies (1-3)

Week 5: UCF 56, UConn 21
Last Week Ranking: 123
Week 6 Opponent: USF

123. New Mexico State Aggies (0-5)

Week 5: Fresno State 30, New Mexico State 17
Last Week Ranking: 129
Week 6 Opponent: Liberty

122. UTEP Miners (1-3)

Week 5: Southern Miss 31, UTEP 13
Last Week Ranking: 122
Week 6 Opponent: UTSA

121. Rice Owls (0-5)

Week 5: Louisiana Tech 23, Rice 20 OT
Last Week Ranking: 121
Week 6 Opponent: at UAB

120. UTSA Roadrunners (1-3)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 119
Week 6 Opponent: at UTEP

119. South Alabama Jaguars (1-4

Week 5: ULM 30, South Alabama 17
Last Week Ranking: 118
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia Southern

118. ULM Warhawks (2-2)

Week 5: ULM 30, South Alabama 17
Last Week Ranking: 101
Week 6 Opponent: Memphis

117. New Mexico Lobos (2-2)

Week 5: Liberty 17, New Mexico 10
Last Week Ranking: 120
Week 6 Opponent: at San Jose State

116. Charlotte 49ers (2-3)

Week 5: Florida Atlantic 45, Charlotte 27
Last Week Ranking: 117
Week 6 Opponent: at FIU (Oct. 12)

115. Ball State Cardinals (1-3)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 116
Week 6 Opponent: at Northern Illinois

114. Central Michigan Chippewas (2-3)

Week 5: Western Michigan 31, Central Michigan 15
Last Week Ranking: 115
Week 6 Opponent: Eastern Michigan

113. UAB Blazers (3-1)

Week 5: WKU 20, UAB 13
Last Week Ranking: 109
Week 6 Opponent: Rice

112. WKU Hilltoppers (2-2)

Week 5: WKU 20, UAB 13
Last Week Ranking: 125
Week 6 Opponent: at Old Dominion

111. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3)

Week 5: Michigan 52, Rutgers 0
Last Week Ranking: 111
Week 6 Opponent: Maryland

110. Georgia Southern Eagles (1-3)

Week 4: Louisiana 37, Georgia Southern 24
Last Week Ranking: 108
Week 6 Opponent: at South Alabama

109. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-1)

Week 5: Louisiana Tech 23, Rice 20 OT
Last Week Ranking: 107
Week 6 Opponent: UMass (Oct. 12)

108. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-3)

Week 5: Iowa 48, Middle Tennessee 3
Last Week Ranking: 106
Week 6 Opponent: Marshall

107. Ohio Bobcats (1-3)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 105
Week 6 Opponent: at Buffalo

106. USF Bulls (1-3)

Week 5: SMU 48, USF 21
Last Week Ranking: 99
Week 6 Opponent: at UConn

105. Tennessee Volunteers (1-3)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 98
Week 6 Opponent: Georgia

104. Georgia State Panthers (2-2)

Week 5: DIDN’T PLAY THIS WEEK
Last Week Ranking: 97
Week 6 Opponent: Arkansas State

103. Texas State Bobcats (2-3)

Week 5: Texas State 24, Nicholls 3
Last Week Ranking: 96
Week 6 Opponent: ULM (Oct. 10)

102. Old Dominion Monarchs (1-3)

Week 5: East Carolina 24, Old Dominion 21
Last Week Ranking: 104
Week 6 Opponent: WKU

101. East Carolina Pirates (3-2)

Week 5: East Carolina 24, Old Dominion 21
Last Week Ranking: 114
Week 6 Opponent: Temple

CFN Rankings After Week 5
76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10

NEXT: 76-100, 50-75, Top 25

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