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AP Top 25 and SEC Power Rankings after Week 5: Bama on top

As we hit the midseason mark of the 2022 College Football season, plenty of changes in this week’s AP Top 25 after a wild Week 5

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 01 Alabama at Arkansas Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As conference play starts to get into full swing, Week 5 of the College Football season delivered some upsets as five ranked teams lost to unranked opponents — and we were oh so close to a sixth one.

There’s plenty of changes in this week’s AP Top 25 rankings as we near College Football’s midseason point, and Alabama has taken over the No. 1 spot after Georgia’s back-to-back wins lately haven’t been so convincing. The SEC still leads the way with seven teams ranked. Here’s this week’s Top 25.

  1. Alabama (5-0)
  2. Georgia (5-0)
  3. Ohio State (5-0)
  4. Michigan (5-0)
  5. Clemson (5-0)
  6. USC (5-0)
  7. Oklahoma State (4-0)
  8. Tennessee (4-0)
  9. Ole Miss (5-0)
  10. Penn State (5-0)
  11. Utah (4-1)
  12. Oregon (4-1)
  13. Kentucky (4-1)
  14. North Carolina State (4-1)
  15. Wake Forest (4-1)
  16. BYU (4-1)
  17. TCU (4-0)
  18. UCLA (5-0)
  19. kansas (5-0)
  20. Kansas State (5-0)
  21. Washington (4-1)
  22. Syracuse (4-0)
  23. Mississippi State (4-1)
  24. Cincinnati (4-1)
  25. LSU (4-1)

Others receiving votes:

Washington State 91, Baylor 88, Florida State 78, Arkansas 76, James Madison 39, Florida 37, Maryland 25, Coastal Carolina 17, Minnesota 14, Tulane 9, Illinois 6, North Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4, Purdue 2, Oklahoma 2

Top 25 match ups on the schedule for Week 6:

  • No. 17 TCU at No. 19 kansas — 11:00 am. CST (FS1) College Gameday game. Ugh.
  • No. 8 Tennessee at No. 25 LSU — 11:00 a.m. CST (ESPN)
  • No. 11 Utah at No. 18 UCLA — 2:30 p.m. CST (FOX)

My Updated SEC Power Rankings After Week 4

  1. Alabama: An impressive performance by the Crismon Tide on the road in a hostile environment against a pretty good Arkansas team, especially after Bryce Young left the game with a shoulder injury. Ga Tech running back transfer Jahmyr Gibbs is the real deal.
  2. Georgia: After escaping Columbia with a win by four points as 30-point favorites, maybe the Bulldogs are vulnerable just a little bit.
  3. Tennessee: BYE week, but upcoming game at LSU should be a good one.
  4. Ole Miss: Statement win for Lane Kiffin’s squad. The Rebels have now won 13 in a row at home.
  5. Kentucky: The Wildcats still have all of the makings of a pretty good team, but a costly turnover by Will Levis late in the game was the deciding factor.
  6. Arkansas: Can’t penalize the Razorbacks too much for losing to Alabama. Hogs have an upcoming three-game road trip that will pretty much make-or-break their season.
  7. Mississippi State: A big time win over Texas A&M to jump into the Top 25 at No. 23. This team is dangerous, especially in Starkville.
  8. LSU: Heck of a comeback on the road, scoring 21 unanswered points after being down 17-0. Much needed win, four in a row after their season opening loss to Florida State.
  9. Florida: Not much to takeaway after a win over an FCS team, but the Gators took care of business in a rare Sunday afternoon game.
  10. Texas A&M: After the loss to Mississippi State to drop to 3-2, the Aggies play No. 1 Alabama. On the road. Yikes.
  11. South Carolina: The Gamecocks took care of business in a 50-10 win over SC State, but a tough one awaits — at Kentucky on Saturday night.
  12. Missouri: I know, there are no moral victories — but going toe to toe against Georgia deserves a whole lot of credit. The defense is legit, and there are still winnable games on the schedule the rest of the way.
  13. Auburn: A blown 17-0 lead at home could be the end for Bryan Harsin, and they have UGA on the road up next. Not great.
  14. Vanderbilt: BYE. Home vs Ole Miss on Saturday night.