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AP Top 25 Rankings Week 6 Penn State Into The Top 10

AP Top 25 Rankings Week 6 Penn State Into The Top 10

There was quite a bit of turnover in week sixes rankings, which is not too surprising when 40% of the previous weeks’ constituents lose! Overall there are seven new entries and finally, the Group of Five Conferences are included. This is thanks to Cincinnati edging back in at 24 with a win over Tulsa. Not too sure how impressive that win was though and we would have put Washington State ahead of them.

Top Ten Losers

Kentucky was the only team to lose last week and that was hardly a disgrace. They went down by three points to Ole Miss, who replace them jumping up to No. 9.

Short Stay

Minnesota & Florida States’ stay was brief with both bowing out after losses. Minnesota had a bad loss to Purdue and we might not see them back any time soon.


Welcome To The Rankings

Syracuse is 5-0 for the first time since 1987 and they were rewarded with the No 22 spot. They play Florida State next so these two might end up swapping places again.

Hello Stranger

Kansas jayhawks

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Kansas edged past Iowa State and at 5-0 the voters could ignore them no more. The last time they were in the rankings was 2008 when they topped out at No. 13. They face No 17 TCU this week so their stay might be short-lived, but whatever it’s nice to see them here again after all those years.

Anyway, the week five rankings and expect some changes next week as there are five all-ranked games.

Week AP Top 25 Five Rankings

1 Alabama

2 Georgia

3 Ohio State

4 Michigan

5 Clemson


7 Oklahoma State

8 Tennessee

9 Ole Miss

10 Penn State

11 Utah

12 Oregon

13 Kentucky

14 NC State

15 Wake Forest

16 BYU

17 TCU


19 Kansas

20 Kansas State

21 Washington

22 Syracuse

23 Mississippi State

24 Cincinnati

25 LSU

In – TCU, UCLA, Kansas, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, LSU

Out – Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, Florida State & Pittsburgh

Conference representation


PAC-12 5


Big 12 4

Big Ten 3

Independents 1


Week Five’s rankings

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