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College football Week 5 AP, Coaches, and S&P Rankings

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Another fantastic weekend of college football here is the poll and ranking aftermath.

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For what it is worth this early in the season, Stanford is performing well in the S&P+ rankings. The AP and Coaches have Stanford at 18 and 20 respectively. Despite the Cardinal going into Los Angeles and beating USC by ten points both human polls have the Trojans ranked higher but that may change if Stanford continues to dominate their opponents.

Oregon suddenly looks very beatable, the Big Game may feature two ranked opponents, and UCLA and Notre Dame both at Stanford are shaping up to be huge games. It is a very long, and turbulent season, though, so hang on tight. We have a ways to go.

AP Coaches S&P+
1 Ohio State (45) Ohio State (61) Alabama
2 Michigan State (5) Michigan State (2) Florida State
3 Ole Miss (10) TCU West Virginia
4 TCU Baylor LSU
5 Baylor Ole Miss (1) Ole Miss
6 Notre Dame Georgia Clemson
7 UCLA Notre Dame Ohio State
8 Georgia LSU Oklahoma
9 LSU Florida State USC
10 Utah (1) UCLA Michigan
11 Florida State Clemson Georgia
12 Clemson Utah Notre Dame
13 Alabama Alabama Stanford
14 Texas A&M Oklahoma UCLA
15 Oklahoma Texas A&M Michigan State
16 Northwestern USC Wisconsin
17 USC Northwestern TCU
18 Stanford Wisconsin Baylor
19 Wisconsin Oklahoma State Duke
20 Oklahoma State Stanford Minnesota
21 Mississipi State West Virginia Florida
22 Michigan Mississippi State Penn State
23 West Virginia Florida Tennessee
24 Cal Cal (tie) Miami
25 Florida Oregon (tie) Texas A&M