1 spot, How LeBron James' 4th NBA Title Impacts the Michael Jordan Debate, College football 2020: Winners, losers from Week 7 AP Top 25 Poll, College Football 2020: 3 teams that will be on upset alert in Week 6, College Football 2020: 5 games with biggest playoff implications in Week 6. Find out where your favorite team is ranked in the AP Top 25, Coaches Poll, CBS Sports Ranking, or Playoff Rankings polls and rankings. How will that impact the hierarchy for Week 5? Clemson broke a league record in Atlanta, humiliating the Yellow Jackets with the largest margin of victory ever in an ACC game. When LSU lost to Mississippi State in their home opener, the AP voters gave the Tigers the benefit of the doubt. Teams that took a bye on the final weekend of September could experience a drop in ranking through no fault of their own. The problems facing voters is how far to drop Georgia and North Carolina and which teams are worthy of sliding into their positions. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (4-0; beat No. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are once again eligible to receive votes in college football’s AP Top 25. 3 Georgia hosting No. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are once again eligible to receive votes in college football’s AP Top 25. Read ahead for our projection of the AP Top 25 rankings in advance of Week 7 play. While the big game of the day was a primetime matchup between Auburn and Georgia, there were some intriguing matchups early that will actually shake up the Top 25. The Sooners. Tide’s 7.4 ypp most since Ole Miss’ 8.4 ypp in 2016. 21 Aggies traded the lead back and forth. That makes the job of projecting where teams will land in this week’s AP Top 25 that much more difficult. The night slate featured one of the most anticipated games of the week as Georgia hosted Auburn and jumped out to a 24-0 lead. It was hardly the only shocker of the weekend. Georgia once again looked threatening against Alabama in the first half, as it did in the 2018 National Championship Game and 2018 SEC Championship Game. Read on for more AP Top 25 projections. Virginia Tech (3-1; beat Boston College). There’s a good chance TCU and NC State will receive some votes but I doubt either will have enough to sneak in. In the process, kicker Seth Small became the biggest hero of the day at Kyle Field and Jimbo Fisher’s team claimed a major win in interdivisional play to bolster their Top 25 credentials. Can Alabama move up to No. NCAA Football Rankings 2020: Week 8 College Top 25 Standings Shakeup Predictions Joe Tansey @JTansey90. 14 Tennessee in a game that took on even bigger SEC East implications after the Gators loss in Texas. The Cougars should move up a spot or two following Friday's comeback win over Houston, pushing BYU to 5-0 this fall. All of this team's goals are still obtainable this fall, but the defense will have to improve and the margin for error is zero considering Georgia's stance in the East entering Saturday's bout at Alabama. 21 Louisiana on the road on Wednesday night. The final touch is still lacking from Georgia, which is why it should fall a few places in the Week 8 polls. After eight ranked teams in the AP Top 25 fell, the new college football rankings have a radically new look, but Clemson and Alabama continue to vie for the top spot. Although Notre Dame was not impressive in its 12-7 win over the Louisville Cardinals, it remains undefeated and deserves the proper recognition. Jaray Jenkins, LSU football (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images). Teams we expect to fall out of the rankings this week include Louisiana, Tennessee and Auburn. Before the weekend even started in earnest, there were already several critical matchups of undefeated teams at the lower ranks. 5 Kentucky (27) All College Football news from FanSided Daily, College football Week 5 takeaways: Big 12 bottoms out, SEC QB’s on fire, Trey Lance aces NFL audition, College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six projections after Week 5: Goodbye to the Big 12. A rebound win against Vanderbilt on the road allowed them to bump up three spots in the poll last week, but heading into Week 7 the Tigers will become the first defending national champion since 2011 Auburn to fall completely out of the AP Top 25 in the season following their title. No teams ranked from No. The Georgia Bulldogs failed to cash in on a halftime lead against the Alabama Crimson Tide for the third time under Kirby Smart. Your privacy is safe with us. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Alabama shut out Georgia 21-0 in the second half and finished with 564 total yards compared to 414 from the Bulldogs. North Carolina is still a program on the rise in Brown's second tenure as head coach, and it proved to be a pretender in the top five. But the rankings will be released on Sunday, so let’s dive in and take a gander at where teams might land in the Week 5 edition of the AP Top 25 in the latest projections from Saturday Blitz. Instead of waiting until the Pac-12 and MW set schedules, AP has decided teams from those conferences, along with the Big Ten, will be eligible for inclusion in the poll that will be released Sunday, — Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) September 25, 2020. How will the college football Top 25 look on Sunday? UNC's 24-point halftime deficit is the 3rd-largest by an AP Top-5 team vs an unranked team over the last 15 seasons Pollsters are even free to vote for Mountain West favorite Boise State. A trendy pick to fall victim to the upset in Week 7 in Starkville coming off a big win against Florida, the Aggies played well defensively and had a grind-it-out victory over the Bulldogs. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on All College Football and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports). Saturday's result: Beat Georgia Tech, 73-7. While the inactivity of certain teams will help soften the blow for Georgia, it could damage North Carolina's spot in the polls. In the prime-time slot, top-ranked Clemson squared off in a top-10 ACC showdown against No. Behind four touchdown passes from D'Eriq King, Miami beat Pitt in a bounce-back effort following the first loss of the season last week at Clemson. According to ESPN's FPI, this team has a great shot to finish unbeaten this fall and their toughest game remaining comes vs. Boise State in a few weeks. That was always going to be a potential cost of playing a season during a pandemic. Predicting the new AP Top 25 college football rankings after Week 12 of the 2019 season. Nick Saban was cleared to coach the Crimson Tide after receiving his third consecutive negative test for COVID-19 earlier in the day and improved to 22-0 all-time vs. former assistants. Saturday's result: First game is Oct. 24 at Minnesota. But just like those two matchups, the Bulldogs were unable to keep the lead until the final whistle and were outclassed by the Crimson Tide. 21 Texas A&M shocked No. College football polls and rankings at CBSSports.com include the AP Top 25 College Football Poll, Coaches Poll, BCS Rankings and CBSSports.com's own college football poll. Your privacy is safe with us. Kentucky snapped a 36-year losing skid in Knoxville with a dominating 34-7 win over the Vols while Auburn fell flat out offensively at South Carolina. The Tar Heels' impressive start to the season came to an end in shocking fashion at Doak Campbell Stadium as the Seminoles held on to win by three after building a 24-point lead at halftime. 25 TCU (2-1) lost to SMU, 41-38 TRENDING 152,822 READS Statistics obtained from ESPN.com. Saturday's result: Game vs. LSU rescheduled. 6 to No. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. (Photo: Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images), (Photo: UGA Athletics: Chamberlain Smith), was at a loss for words after the game trying to explain what happened in the first half, third consecutive negative test for COVID-19 earlier in the day and improved to 22-0. The 2020 college football season is done with Week 6. For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. The Chanticleers are now 4-0 and the new top dog in the Sun Belt after taking down No. The big question is whether the rivalry win is enough to propel Lincoln Riley’s squad back into the AP Top 25. Saturday's result: Beat Mississippi State, 28-14. Featured Columnist October … That is its largest halftime lead vs an AP Top-5 opponent since 1964 against No. Georgia will not be the only team dropping a few spots from a top-five position after Week 7, as the North Carolina Tar Heels were upset on the road by the Florida State Seminoles. Saturday's result: First game is Oct. 24 at Indiana, Saturday's result: Next game Oct. 24 vs. Iowa State. With the next two games being favorable for Kansas State, the Wildcats could be 5-1 and inside the Top 15 going to Stillwater to face Big 12 frontrunner Oklahoma State on Nov. 7. With the next two games being favorable for Kansas State, the Wildcats could be 5-1 and inside the Top 15 going to Stillwater to face Big 12 frontrunner Oklahoma State on Nov. 7. 7 Miami, Building Best All-Time College Football Team, College Football Trivia: Test Your Knowledge, College Football Top 25 Power Rankings, Week 7: Clemson sews up No. 6 in the preseason after losing a lot of talent from their College Football Playoff championship roster, the Bayou Bengals dropped more than a dozen spots in the AP Top 25 to No. That was the third-largest halftime deficit for an AP top-five team against an unranked foe in the past 15 years, per ESPN Stats & Info: FSU led by 24 points at halftime vs No. Our writers rank the top teams in college football after this weekend's action , Winners: Coastal Carolina and Clemson Equipped with one of his better rosters this fall, he'll get a chance in a shortened season to reach the Big Ten title game again and potentially knock off Ohio State. Ultimately it came down to which team had the ball at the end of the game, and it was Coastal Carolina that lined up Massimo Biscardi to kick the game-winning field goal from 40 yards out. 21 Louisiana), 24. The Tar Heels have a chance to build up goodwill with the voters with four unranked foes ahead on the schedule before a two-game stretch against Notre Dame and Miami. The Tar Heels put together a valiant comeback attempt in the second half, but a few drops on the final drive cost them the chance to send the contest to overtime or win it outright in the final minute. Do you believe any of the teams who pulled off upsets will make it into the AP Top 25 this week? The Hurricanes should maintain there spot inside the Top 15 with Virginia coming to Coral Gables next week. Given its current spot in the polls, Michigan would have a chance to make a substantial move with a victory. … Georgia ended up dominating for the remainder of the game, holding a three-touchdown lead late, but the Bulldogs still have plenty of work to do if they’re going to be on the same page as Alabama. Catch up on Week 7. What might the AP Top 25 look like heading into Sunday? Grayson McCall threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-24 passing while adding 45 yards and a score on the ground in the win. Both teams were off Saturday and it'll mark the Cowboys' first time on the field since early October. As a result, the SEC East side is expected to fall a few positions in the latest AP Top 25, which will be released Sunday. Marshall Thundering Herd (4-0; beat La. Liberty is one of a couple 5-0 teams this season following Saturday's win, but don't expect the Flames and coach Hugh Freeze to be ranked on Sunday after beating Syracuse.