The newest version of the AP Top 25 college football rankings have been released, and there was some movement in the Week 5 poll.
Another week is in the books and we are officially one-third of the way through the regular season. Despite the lackluster slate of games, there was some exciting action, including some shocking upsets.
The biggest upset of the week had to be Virginia Tech heading to Old Dominion and coming home with a 14-point defeat — and tails between the Hokies’ legs. Virginia Tech’s spot in the AP Top 25 suffered because of the loss.
Two more upsets launched new teams into the AP Top 25. Fresh off a convincing win over USC, Texas took down No. 17 TCU to get back into the rankings for the first time since losing to Maryland in the opener. Kentucky, too, had a nice win for the second time this season, beating No. 14 Mississippi State at home, holding the Bulldogs to just seven points.
Both teams have snuck into the rankings and took advantage of big home games against ranked opponents. They also capitalized in a week when multiple teams that dropped from the poll.
Here’s what the new AP Top 25 looks like:
The biggest movers had to be Kentucky and Texas who moved from unranked to No. 17 and No. 18, respectively, in the new rankings.
Despite losing to Stanford at home in overtime, blowing a 24-7 lead, Oregon moves up one spot to No. 19 in the rankings.
Wisconsin and Michigan, who both started the season in the top-15, both have moved back into that range as the Badgers went on the road to take down Iowa and Michigan dismantled Nebraska, 56-10.
Newcomers to the rankings this week are Duke, California and Texas Tech, on top of the aforementioned Texas and Kentucky.
You can say goodbye to Virginia Tech, Boston College, TCU and Oklahoma State this week.