College Football Rankings: Projecting Sunday's Week 6 AP Top 25 Poll
After a couple of weeks of chaos, the Associated Press Top 25 voters have it a little easier this week with 10 ranked teams having Saturday off.
There will be some shuffling in the rankings as No. 21 Texas A&M took down No. 4 Florida in College Station. No. 3 Georgia handed No. 14 Tennessee its first loss.
The defending national champs are likely to be unranked. LSU entered the day 1-1 and ranked No. 17 but is sure to be bounced falling to 1-2 after a 45-41 loss to Missouri.
Shuffling gets a little tricky with 0-0 spot-holders from the Big Ten and Pac-12 in the most recent poll, but it’s doubtful those teams get punished when they aren’t playing.
With a couple of spots open, Kansas State should move into the Top 25 after being highest among teams receiving votes. Marshall was also one of the top teams in “others receiving votes.” The Thundering Herd moved to 3-0 today and will perhaps move into No. 25. Marshall might be hurt by Oklahoma getting a win over a ranked team with a national audience, but the Sooners are still 2-2, which seems difficult to rank at this point in the season.
Here’s how we project Sunday’s AP Top 25:
- Clemson (3-0) leading No. 7 Miami, 42-17 4Q
- Alabama (3-0) def. Ole Miss, 63-48
- Georgia (3-0) def. No. 14 Tennessee, 44-21
- Notre Dame (3-0) def. Florida State, 42-26
- Ohio State (0-0), did not play
- North Carolina (3-0) def. No. 19 Virginia Tech, 56-45
- Penn State (0-0), did not play
- Oklahoma State (3-0), did not play
- Cincinnati (3-0), did not play
- Oregon (0-0), did not play
- Wisconsin (0-0), did not play
- Texas A&M (2-1) def. No. 4 Florida, 41-38
- Auburn (2-1) def. Arkansas, 30-28
- Florida (2-1) lost to No. 21 Texas A&M, 41-38
- BYU (4-0) def. UTSA, 27-20
- Miami (3-0) losing to No. 1 Clemson, 42-17 4Q
- SMU (4-0), did not play
- Tennessee (2-1) lost to No. 3 Georgia, 44-21
- Michigan (0-0), did not play
- Louisiana (3-0), did not play
- Iowa State (3-1) def. Texas Tech, 31-15
- Minnesota (0-0), did not play
- Kansas State (3-1) def. TCU, 21-14
- Virginia Tech (2-1) lost to No. 8 North Carolina, 56-45
- Marshall (3-0) def. Western Kentucky, 38-14
Projected to drop out of the AP Top 25: No. 17 LSU (1-2) lost to Missouri, 45-41; No. 22 Texas (2-2) lost to Oklahoma, 53-45 (4OT)