The college football season is headed into Week 6 and the AP Top 25 has been released. Which teams come away as the biggest winners and losers?
Another week has come and gone, and just like that, we’re heading into Week 6. For many teams, this will be the halfway point of the regular season while others are just looking to gain some steam after early bye weeks or cancellations.
Week 5 had some big games on the docket, but one stood out above the rest: Ohio State vs. Penn State. The Nittany Lions hosted the Buckeyes for a top-10 Big Ten battle and, like always, the two teams went down to the wire with Ohio State coming back from a 26-14 deficit in the fourth to win 27-26. These might be the two best teams in the conference, but one is staying alive in the race for first — for now.
The other top-10 matchup took place in South Bend as Notre Dame hosted Stanford. Both teams were looking to prove that their hot starts were no flukes and the Irish got the best of the Cardinal in a 21-point thrashing. Ian Book may actually be the answer at quarterback for Brian Kelly.
Upsets also took place as newly-unranked Virginia Tech bested No. 22 Duke on the road, 31-14 — a great way to bounce back from an Old Dominion loss. Florida and Dan Mullen hit the road for a homecoming, of sorts, at Mississippi State and stole a win over the No. 23 team in the land.
With all of this action, there was some movement in the AP Top 25 for Week 6. Some new teams appeared in the rankings for the first time while others — BYU, Duke, Cal, Texas Tech and Mississippi State — dropped out.
Who came out on top this week and who will be feeling blue?