Little Movement in Week 5 College Football Polls

By Kevin Kelley -

There was very little movement in the Week 5 college football polls that were released today after the top 18 teams in the AP Poll and the top 17 teams in the Coaches Poll all won their games.

In the AP Poll, 1-14 remained the same. Michigan, who was ranked 15th last week, fell to 18th after slipping by UConn 24-21. As a result, Miami (FL), Washington, and Northwestern each moved up one spot to 15, 16, and 17, respectively.

Arizona State, which lost at Stanford 42-28, fell out of both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. Michigan State also fell out of the Coaches Poll after falling at Notre Dame 17-13.

Alabama (3-0, 1-0) has 56 of the 60 first place votes in the AP Poll and 59 of the 62 first place votes in the Coaches Poll. Oregon (3-0, 0-0) gained 3 first-place votes in the AP Poll and two in the Coaches. The second-ranked Ducks now have a total of four in the AP and three in the Coaches.

The Top 13 of the Coaches Poll also remained the same. Michigan fell from 14th to 17th, which allowed UCLA (14), and Miami, FL (15) to move up.

The only other significant change was that LSU jumped over Louisville to claim the sixth spot in the Coaches Poll. The Tigers are now ranked sixth in both polls.

Fresno State (3-0, 1-0), which beat Boise State 41-40, moved into the AP Poll at 25th and moved up two spots to 23rd in the Coaches Poll. Wisconsin (24) and Texas Tech (25) also entered the Coaches Poll.

AP Poll Top 10 – Week 5 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Stanford
  6. LSU
  7. Louisville
  8. Florida State
  9. Georgia
  10. Texas A&M
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. South Carolina
  13. UCLA
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. Washington
  17. Northwestern
  18. Michigan
  19. Baylor
  20. Florida
  21. Ole Miss
  22. Notre Dame
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Fresno State

Coaches Poll Top 10 – Week 5 (Complete Rankings)

  1. Alabama
  2. Oregon
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Stanford
  6. LSU
  7. Louisville
  8. Florida State
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Georgia
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Oklahoma
  13. South Carolina
  14. UCLA
  15. Miami (FL)
  16. Northwestern
  17. Michigan
  18. Baylor
  19. Florida
  20. Washington
  21. Ole Miss
  22. Notre Dame
  23. Fresno State
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Texas Tech
  1. David
    September 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Michigan beat UConn last night.

  2. Joe
    September 23, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Wow, what a lame week 3 with once again numerous teams padding their schedules with opponents that play a different brand / level of football, hence the different division names. With that said, only Notre Dame and USC can claim to have not scheduled any team that is not a Division I team. Also, with that said, ND tends to schedule teams in their divisions that are usually playing at the lower to middle at best and then have their fans and the announcers talk up their opponent like they are playing their best football when playing ND and then boosting up ranking. Finally, this is the first time in many years that I can remember that ND didn’t increase in their Top 25 ranking while beating a middle of the pack at beast Michigan State Spartan team while playing the game at home, and they had some luck on that botched play call that assisted them with the win. Yeah, at least they won the game and good for them, I rot for ND 99% of the time with the exception of when the Navy midshipmen arrive, then it’s Go Navy my favorite team!!! Anyway, back to what I was stating, I am hoping that with each passing year that each alleged power conference schedule fewer and fewer of they types of games per year until there isn’t such a noticeable lame week of NCAA college football like the week that just passed. Yeah, I know that their were some okay games and a few descent games between conference foes, but please, stop playing these cupcake games just to pad their schedules. It’s an embarrassment, not to the lower division team that play the game and I know they must need the money pretty bad and they do get paid for the one sided game, but seriously, as a NCAA fan, this totally stinks up the place. I know, everyone has an opinion on this matter, but really, did you seem many of the final scores, 70’s, Really??? Does there need to be games played like this??? Come on, seriously, I know teams have to play the games that are slated on their schedules planned by the AD’s, so one can’t totally blame / fault the coach, players for playing the game as they would play against a division I opponent teams, but, OMG, just stop the madness!!! Hey if each team in Division I played against other Division I teams and the games were still blowouts, so be it, at least the teams are in the same division. If the Division 2 teams ( or whatever their new conference division is called now-a-days) wants to play Division I teams for the money, then move up like UMASS did and take the lumps along the way and get better. UMASS is not playing that well currently, but watch, this team will learn some serious lessons from this year and be a better and more competitive team in the next few years!!! Most of the Division II teams that are not ranked in the Top 20 should just play games against they division II opponents. I know, that the ranking change year and week to week, but you get a good feeling who the perennial Top 25 Division teams are year to year, and those are the teams that usually can either keep the game close or once in a while pull off the upset. In short, I meant no offense to anyone or any team in each division, I am all for sports and there are Division for a reason, please just schedule one at most a year and try to schedule the remaining 2 games against teams in the same division. am So freaking glad that next year there is a somewhat playoff. I know there will be some bumps and teams that feel slighted, but it sure is going to be better then what we currently have with the BCS. Later, Joe