College Football

Ranknigs Are Startng to Straighten out Nicely at the End of Week 5

Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas
Mark ScheerhoornContributor IOctober 4, 2010

I guess I'll have to remember this; ranking aren't worth much until after week 5 of the season. 

I watched at least part of most of the televised games yesterday so have a much better handle on who's really got the juice and who doesn't. 

Right now, I'd say the Top 10 are about right.  I was very impressed with Oregon.  They appear to be the real deal.  This could be huge in that we could very well have a PAC 10/SEC title game although that's way too early to predict.  It's going to take a very fast defensive backfield to stop the Ducks.  I'm not sure there's one that fast around.  'Bama handled Florida easily as expected.  Oklahoma and Iowa took both Texas and Penn St out of the Top 25 for the first time in ages.  Both are young teams that need a little seasoning.  They're definitely out of the title hunt and quite possibly out of the rankings until the end of the season, depending on bowls etc.  Also, Michigan St handed Wisconsin their first although I expect the Badgers to suffer a couple more.  They were over-rated in the first place.

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USA Today Poll
RKTEAMRECORDPTS
1Alabama (57)5-01449
2Ohio State (1)5-01377
3Oregon5-01300
4Boise State4-01276
5TCU5-01187
6Nebraska4-01176
7Oklahoma5-01132
8Auburn5-0988
9LSU5-0930
10Utah4-0868
11Arizona4-0835
12Florida4-1705
13Arkansas3-1683
14Miami (FL)3-1679
15Iowa4-1643
16Michigan State5-0625
17Michigan5-0541
18Stanford4-1448
19Wisconsin4-1414
20South Carolina3-1345
21Oklahoma State4-0299
22Missouri4-0271
23Nevada5-0201
24Florida State4-1164
25Northwestern5-067

Dropped from rankings: Texas 16, Penn State 20

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